Kevin Bacon is thrilled he was invited to Baconfest, but won't be able to make it

Brattleboro in Vermont has struck out in its attempt to bring home the bacon — Kevin Bacon, that is.

The town wanted the Hollywood actor to visit for its annual Baconfest, a celebration of all things related to the fatty cured pork strips.

But Kevin has tweeted his regrets, saying in a video that he won’t be able to make it because he’s filming in Vancouver.

However, the star said he appreciated the “hilarious effort” that went into trying to get him there.

The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce launched a social media blitz last month inviting Kevin to the event.

Residents have been photographed with a life-size cardboard cutout of him called Flat Bacon as part of the campaign. Flat Bacon even appeared with Democratic US Senator Patrick Leahy and Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin, who recorded a video urging the actor to show up.

Baconfest features races, music and bacon recipes. It’ll end with a screening of Kevin’s 1984 film Footloose.

More in this Section

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience over climate changeJane Fonda returns to civil disobedience over climate change

The Circle champion Paddy Smyth: I hope my father was looking down on winThe Circle champion Paddy Smyth: I hope my father was looking down on win

New David Attenborough documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet captures life in AntarcticaNew David Attenborough documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet captures life in Antarctica

Ralf Little looks set to replace Ardal O’Hanlon on Death In ParadiseRalf Little looks set to replace Ardal O’Hanlon on Death In Paradise


Lifestyle

Ovarian cancer has been dubbed ‘the silent killer’. Christina Henry tells Rowena Walsh why she is one of the lucky onesAgeing with attitude: Life after ovarian cancer

Jamie Oliver is on a mission to get everyone eating more vegetables with the release of his new book, Veg.A selection of recipes from Jamie Oliver's new book Veg

More From The Irish Examiner