REVEALED: BaconFest street window competition winners
WINDOW shopping has never looked so tasty with Kingaroy covering their shop fronts with bacon banners and piggy displays for the BaconFest Street Window Competition.
The BaconFest committee announced the winners of the competition during a tour of the windows on Thursday August 9.
The Kingaroy Lifeline store were awarded the 'most creative pigtastic window' by incorporating every facet of the festival in their window.
Chief Baconeer Kathryn Stevens said the judges decided it was too hard to pick one winner, so they awarded joint-winners and several highly commended prizes.
"It was a tough decision for the judges, there was so much variety," she said.
With their own hand-made pig on the spit and a countdown to the festival, Kingaroy's Little Butcher were also named the winner with the '2018 best bacon theme'.
Clinton and Brenda Stretton decorated the shop front inside Kingaroy Shoppingworld with pigs and a countdown to the festival.
Mr Stretton has also volunteered his services to cut 100 kilograms of the limited edition sunpork bacon for the festival.
"He's very supportive of BaconFest," Mrs Stevens said.
KCCI President Rob Fitz-Herbert said the competition was a way for the local businesses to attract visitors into their stores and capitalise on the increase of visitors during the festival weekend.
"We hope the Kingaroy CBD will help set the scene for the festival and make sure visitors go home with memories of a unique BaconFest experience," he said.
The competition was judged by Nanango member Deb Frecklington, Kingaroy Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney and KCCI vice president Brett Irwin.
"The lead up to BaconFest is such an exciting time for the region and I'm looking forward to helping the BaconFest Committee promote all things bacon," Ms Frecklington said.
"I am really honoured to be invited to judge the inaugural BaconFest Street Window Competition particularly as the entries are sure to be sizzling."
Raine&Horne Kingaroy were awarded highly commended, of their display of the three little pigs houses open for inspection.
Kingaroy Trendsetter Boutique were also awarded highly commended with their stylish Miss Piggy.
Cooper Tires worked on their display for about a week, painting and cutting tyres for the pigs around the campfire.
The BaconFest committee also awarded them a highly commended prize.
Kingaroy Police collated a display of the most wanted piggies in town, earning the station a highly commended for their display.
Prizes for the winners included BaconFest merchandise packs, tickets to the VIP tent at the BaconFest Food market.
Mr Fitz-Herbert said the winners would also receive some of the limited edition SunPork fresh foods BaconFest bacon.
"It's fair to say you will be the envy of your neighbourhood with the smell of the limited edution BaconFest Bacon sizzling on your barbecue," he said.
Check out some of the bacon-inspired shop window displays around town in the photo gallery.