Peter Shumlin

Kevin Bacon loves Baconfest invite, is sorry he can't attend

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

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

But he tweeted his regrets on Monday, saying in a video that he won't be able to make it to Baconfest because he's filming in Vancouver. He 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 Bacon to Saturday's event. Residents have been photographed with a life-size cardboard cutout of him called Flat Bacon as...

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