2023 Bacon Bash Texas Team Entry

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2023 Bacon Bash Texas Team Entry

Enter a team in the Bacon Bash Texas 2023 Cook Off! The bacon stakes are higher than ever - our total payout is $10,000!

By Bacon Bash Texas

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, October 21 · 7am - 11pm CDT


The Horny Toad Bar & Grill 319 N. 3rd Street Cranfills Gap, TX 76637

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 16 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Priority Registration exclusively available to 2022 Competitors through March 5. Team Registration open to the public beginning March 6. Email director@baconbashtexas.com to be notified when registration becomes available.


Enter a team in Bacon Bash Texas 2023!  The bacon stakes are higher than ever - our total payout is $10,000!  First place winner is guaranteed a $4,000 payout and will have their photo & winning recipe featured on the backs of 40,000+ packages of Pederson's Natural Farms bacon, distributed nationwide!

Compete against over 30 other teams to see who makes the best bacon dish in the land!  Here are the basics:  Pederson's Natural Farms gives you 15 pounds of bacon, and you make whatever you want, as long as it's got that bacon in it.  We've seen everything from Bacon Funnel Cake, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, to Bacon Bananas Foster.  The options are endless and all bacon dishes are judged equally.  All teams are judged around 3:00 p.m.  Top teams make it to our Final Table Judging, which happens live, on the main stage at 6:00 p.m.  Cash payouts for top five teams!


Ryan Jackson Memorial Pork Butt Competition has an additional entry fee of $50.  Must bring your own butt. 100% cash jackpot prizes to the top three teams.


Reminders for 2023:

  • All Team Entries consist of 6 Team Members.  You can add an additional 2 team members for $25 each, for a max team of 8. 
  • 20x20 cook spaces will be enforced to the best of our ability.  If you need more space for your team, you can purchase a larger cook space during registration (limited quantities available).
  • Priority Team Registration will be available to 2022 Competitors beginning February 1.
  • Team Registration will be open to the public beginning March 6, with Early Bird pricing available until April 30, 2023. Entry fees will bump up to full price on May 1, 2023.
  • All food (excluding food for the Ryan Jackson Memorial Pork Butt Competition) can be prepared prior to the event if you choose to do so. 
  • The first FIVE teams to submit their 2023 Team Registration will be guaranteed a cook space in the shade.  All other cook spaces will be assigned when teams arrive for check in the weekend of Bacon Bash.

Bacon Bash Texas is a 501c3 organization.  Proceeds from the event benefit children with Type 1 Diabetes and Niki Warms the cold, a Cranfills Gap local organization that provides blankets, coats, and other winter gear to homeless across Texas.  The event has really grown into a fun, foodie event that raises money for children with Type 1 Diabetes and Niki Warms the Cold.  Over the last twelve years, we've been able to donate over $615,000 to our supported charities!

About the organizer

$25 – $200