A Vermont town has struck out in its attempt to bring home the bacon — Kevin Bacon, that is.
Brattleboro wanted the actor to visit for its annual Baconfest, a celebration of all things related to the fatty cured pork strips.
Kevin Bacon said Monday in a video he won't be able to make it because he's filming in Vancouver. He says he appreciates the "hilarious effort" that went into trying to get him there.
The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce had launched a social media blitz inviting him to Saturday's event. Residents and even a U.S. senator have been photographed with a life-size cardboard cutout of him called Flat Bacon as part of the campaign.
Kevin Bacon is from the Philadelphia area. He tells Baconfest organizers and attendees to "have a great time and enjoy the bacon."