The term “meat festival” should be cut up like a fine steak. It can be a hamburger festival, bratwurst festival, jerk festival, bacon festival or any party where meat is king. For example, if you’re a self-proclaimed bacon head, a place like the Bacon Festival of American in San Jose, California, is your paradise. Barbecue your flavor? Let your nose lead you along the smoked-meat path to a barbecue festival nearby, whether it’s the American Royal World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri; the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ in Cincinnati or a small-town festival some place in between. And whether the protein-packed party comes with beer, live music or both, the curious carnivore is sure to “meat” his or her match.