Think you've got what it takes to bring home the bacon?

We’ll bring the bacon, you bring the competition!

Compete against over 50 teams to see who can create the best bacon dish!

1st place scores the following:

-a minimum of $4000
-their name, bio, and recipe on the back of 40,000 packages of Pederson’s bacon distributed nationwide

Additional Prizes:

-$500 cash prize to the top non-placing backyard chef
-100% cash jackpot for optional pork butt competition, split among top three teams

$200 entry fee.

All teams who enter by March 31 will receive 4 exclusive team t-shirts!

View Team Rules

This is who you have to beat.

Rhea BBQ Co

Team members: Taylor Rhea – Pitmaster Randy Cole Tracy Summers Lisa Jageler Rhea BBQ Co is a multi-award winning competition BBQ team that is steeped in traditional TX BBQ and hails from the small town of Gatesville. We pride ourselves in using only the finest...

Greer’s Ranch Cafe

Phil Greer has over 30+ years of experience as a restaurant owner, catering owner, hotel food & beverage director and holder of the prestigious Level II Sommelier designation. Greer is a seasoned veteran who knows his stuff and has created a lovely, comfortable...

Clan Bacon

Clan BACON is dedicated to the love of BACON and Highland Games. We wear kilts, throw heavy things, and cook and eat a ton of BACON! This will be our first year competing at the BACON Bash Texas. Our team is captained by Jim Morrison, Chief of Clan BACON. Jim is...

Achin’ For Bacon

This will be Achin’ for Bacon’s third year at Bacon Bash. Team members are: Lyndell Carlson (Stephenville), Pat Johnson (Georgetown), Larry Thomas (Cranfills Gap) and Pam Wylie (Kingsland). Lyndell, Pat, & Larry grew up in Cranfills Gap and Pam got there...

Hye Cartel

Chris Brundrett was born with bacon in his blood. Seriously. The doctor analyzed the particles floating through his blood, and came to the conclusion that it was bacon at a micro-level. This discovery propelled the doctor to medical success, and Chris gained fame as...

The Bacon Strips

This family of bacon lovers has been together in some form or fashion since the early eighteen hundreds. We have lard in our blood, bacon bites in our hearts, and we actually believe that an ancestor of one of our team members may have raised the very first pig....

Rough Crew BBQ

Rough Crew BBQ is back again and better than ever with a crew of good ol boys and some of Cranfills Gap’s favorite sons. We are ready to fire up and throw down at BaconBash this year with new twist on classics and some all original recipes. One thing is for sure, the...

Swine Dining

Thomas Archer is the Executive Sous Chef for Sharon Van Meter’s 3015 @ Trinity Groves, Dallas TX.  He’s been a progressive associate of the food industry for over a decade, having started his career working in the college town restaurants of San Marcos, Austin,...

Rusty Ole Goats

      Phil Davenport: My name is Phil Davenport and I think that I am the oldest member of the team.  What that means is that I have had more years of experience enjoying the taste of bacon and the smell of cooking bacon.  I enjoy the whole...

Jacoby Q

Willie Jacoby was born and raised in Melvin, TX and has been competing in B-B-Q cookoffs for the past 20 years. Based in Dallas, TX, Jacoby Q competes almost every weekend of the cookoff season. Believing that butter and BACON make everything better, the Bacon Bash...

SNC Swig’n Swines Revenge

Team SNC’ Swig’n Swines Revenge is made up of the family members of the late, great, the myth, the legend, the one, the only Steven Clemons. Head Swig is Steve’s son in law Jason Conine,  SuWee Chef is Steve’s daughter Shayla Clemons-Conine, Swigs Super Sipper is...

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