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2014 Bacon Bowl

2014 Bacon Bowl presented by Petit Jean Meats to be held September 13.

Lawrence Plaza

213-299 NE A St

Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville, Arkansas to host Bacon Bowl and World Championship Squirrel Cook-off

Bentonville, AR – The 2nd annual Bacon Bowl presented by Petit Jean Meats will take place in downtown Bentonville on Saturday, September 13, from 9:00am until 12:00pm.


Teams consisting of chefs and amateur cooks will compete in Entrée and Dessert Divisions and test their culinary skills by creating innovative bacon creations 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.


Bacon Bowl attendees of all ages will vote for their favorite dishes in both divisions as well as the overall People’s Champion. And Local and nationally-known bacon enthusiasts, food writers and bloggers will determine who will represent the Bacon Bowl in the Bacon Division at the 2014 World Food Championships in Las Vegas where they’ll have the opportunity to win up to $60,000.


“Teams are traveling from throughout Arkansas and the region to compete in the Bacon Bowl with the goal of winning the grand prize trip to compete in the 2014 World Food Championships in Las Vegas. And we couldn’t be more excited to be part of the thriving culinary scene in Bentonville,” said event coordinator John McClure. “In addition to the Bacon Bowl, the nationally recognized Bentonville Farmers Market and world famous World Championship Squirrel Cook-off will be going on in downtown Bentonville too. We’re all working together to create a Saturday morning that people won’t soon forget.”


Teams or individuals interested in competing should visit Team registration is open until Friday, September 5. Space is limited.


There will be live music, Petit Jean Meats sampling, other foods and beverages, and much more. Tickets are $10 at the gate and advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please visit and the Bacon Bowl Facebook page for more details.


Coverage: Media interested in interviews or coverage of the Bacon Bowl should contact John McClure at 501.993.7502 or


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