2013 Bacon Bowl
Inaugural Bacon Bowl presented by Petit Jean Meats to be held October 26
Northwest Arkansas Mall hosts first food competition featuring bacon in Arkansas
Fayetteville – The inaugural Bacon Bowl presented by Petit Jean Meats will take place on the
grounds of the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from
11:00am until 2:30pm.
The Bacon Bowl will feature competitors testing their culinary skills in creating the best bacon
dishes featuring Arkansas’s own Petit Jean Meats bacon. Teams can choose to enter Entrée or
Dessert divisions, or both, with Petit Jean Meats generously donating their mouthwatering bacon
to all who compete.
Teams are divided into Amateur and Professional divisions, and winners will receive cash and
prizes. Local and national celebrities and food critics will determine winners, with the
Professional division Overall Best Dish champion winning a trip to New Orleans to represent
Northwest Arkansas at the 6th Annual New Orleans Food Festival in March 2014 and held in the
world famous French Quarter. Festival attendees will also have their voices heard by voting for
the People’s Choice winners.
For those interested in competing, online registration for the Bacon Bowl opens to the general
public August 1 at www.BaconBowl.net and lasts until Friday, October 18, 2013.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be celebrating an Arkansas treasure like Petit Jean Meats bacon
and what some might consider the most popular comfort food not only in Fayetteville, but across
the country,” said event coordinator John McClure. “Bacon is so versatile and can be used in all
types of recipes, and we’re ready to see and taste the best that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.”
In addition to bacon sampling, the event will include music, children’s activities, other foods and
beverages, and much more.