The Indiana Bacon Festival will operate under a color coded festival warning system. A threat can consist of weather, potential weather, or any emergency situation requiring the contingency plan to go into effect. A current color code will be displayed from each ticket booth.
No Threats – Normal Operations
Possible Threats – Severe storms are within 100 miles of the Indiana Bacon Festival and tracking toward the Delphi area. During a code Yellow, stage crews will be put on a low level alert.
Likely Threats – Severe storms are within 50 miles of the Indiana Bacon Festival and tracking toward the Delphi area or any information received from emergency agencies of a possible civil disturbance. During a code Orange, Indiana Bacon Festival and emergency officials will convene to monitor the situation. A broadcast from the Big Bacon Stage will be made during a code Orange informing people of the potential threat. Stage crews will be put on a high level alert.
Imminent Threats – Severe storms are less than 20 miles from the Indiana Bacon Festival and tracking toward downtown or any public disturbance (fire,shots fired, chemical spill, etc.). A code Red will necessitate suspension of the Indiana Bacon Festival until such time that all emergency agencies affected and Indiana Bacon Festival officials determine the Indiana Bacon Festival can resume safely. Stage crews will shutdown stages. Restaurants will cease operations. A code Red broadcast will be made from the Big Bacon Stage prior to stage shutdown. The code Red call will be made with enough time to allow emergency officials the opportunity to help direct people in a safe, orderly, and expeditious manner to safety. Indiana Bacon Festival and emergency officials will not direct people to any specific area but will allow enough time for people to return to their vehicles or seek shelter on their own.