Couple moves for a bacon-change after food festival
BACONFEST has changed the lives of the South Burnett's biggest bacon fans.
Jodie and Liam Warren made the move to the South Burnett shortly after attending the Kingaroy food festival in August last year.
"We thought it was brilliant," Mrs Warren said.
"We decided we would move after BaconFest."
Mr Warren's passion for bacon does not stop at attending food festivals with cooking demonstrations and a smoke-off competition.
"He's mad about bacon, he loves it," Mrs Warren said.
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She said he was romantic enough to sneak bacon into their wedding vows.
"I'll love you more than hockey, and I will look at you the way I look at bacon," he said.
The bacon eating competitions, food stalls and markets were not the only thing the couple visiting from South Brisbane enjoyed.
"It was an amazing community spirit," she said.
They loved the community atmosphere so much they started applying for houses shortly after the festival.
The couple secured a rental in Wondai and commuted to and from Brisbane before getting jobs in the South Burnett and officially moving in mid-November, 2018.
Mr Warren scored a job with the Swickers Kingaroy bacon factory and Mrs Warren now works with SB Care.
"The lifestyle out here is beautiful, the change of scenery is a bit more of a laid back lifestyle," Mrs Warren said.
They plan to look into buying a house since the market is more affordable in the South Burnett.
"We've always wanted to buy our own house," she said.
"We're looking forward to settling in and getting to know the area a bit better."