That’s right, we gave it another shot. Last year, we’d been in town for barely a week, were still a bit jet lagged and staying in temp housing. We’d walked over from the apartment and were shocked by the amount of people crammed into one little Icelandic street…it was like a London block party. Apparently this is fairly normal for events in Iceland…pretty much everyone shows up.

We checked out some of the stalls then waited in a line of 20 people only to get to the front and find out that they didn’t take cash, and we needed to go find a ticket booth. We were pretty much hungry and cranky by then as we’d skipped lunch in lieu of a feast of bacon. So we called it quits and went and had hot dogs at the harbor.

THIS year, we planned it much more carefully. We went into town and filled up on sushi for lunch then wandered around for a couple of hours, went to the playground, etc., until the crowds died down and met some friends.

But the food was nothing like it was last year. Instead of amazing creations like Bacon Fudge, they had meat soup…with bacon…pizza…with bacon…fish…with a couple strips of bacon next to it. There was no art to it whatsoever. So I had some Lamb Tartare…with bacon…my hubby had some Thai food with bacon in the rice…and our son snacked on a couple strips.

I was happy to finally make a go of it. But I don’t think we’ll bother next year.

Bacon Festival minus the crowds.

Bacon Festival minus the crowds.

Thai food stand.

Thai food stand.

Lamb Tartare.

Lamb Tartare.

Thai food.

Thai food.

 

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