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Tikly Sells Out of 8,000 Tickets in Less Than Four Minutes for 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Low-Fee Ticketing Platform Tikly Sold 41 Tickets Every Second to Nation's Largest Food Festival of Its Kind; Tickets to Event's Midwest Location Purchased as Far Away as Antigua, West Indies

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DES MOINES, IA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/12 -- Tikly, the first low-fee, flat-rate ticketing platform to allow clients complete control over marketing and promotion of ticket sales, announced today that it sold out of 8,000 tickets for the 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in just 3 minutes and 16 seconds, a staggering 8 times faster than last year's event where only half the amount of tickets were available. Tickets to the nation's largest bacon festival were purchased as far away as Antigua, West Indies. The festival, which will take place on February 9th, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa, will feature over 10,000 lbs. of bacon from around the nation, bacon-inspired dishes from local and traveling restaurants, live music, bacon educational lectures, bacon bloody mary's courtesy of Hair of the Dawg, Hawkeye Bacon Vodka and Pearl Vodka.

"We were averaging 41 tickets being sold every second for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival," said Emma Peterson, CEO and founder of Tikly. "When you remove unnecessary fees and charges from ticket prices not only do consumers hold the venue in higher regard but they have more disposable income that can lead to additional tickets being sold. Tikly's simple ticket fee model is one of the primary reasons why event organizers enjoy working with us over other payment platforms that nickel and dime their patrons."

The 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival - Viking Bacon Quest "A Journey to the Land of Fire... and Ice... and Bacon!" will take place at the Iowa State Fairground's Varied Industries Building and the Elwell Family Food Center. To watch the feature video promoting the event, please visit

About Tikly

Tikly was launched in 2011 by founder and CEO, Emma Peterson, after she recognized the need for artists, venues, and event organizers to have a channel to sell directly to their customer base instead of going through large corporations that charged exorbitant fees. Based in Iowa, Tikly is a low cost ticketing platform for artists, venues, and organizations, and places event promotion back in the hands of the talent and event organizers. Visit

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