Coshocton, Ohio

September 1st & 2nd, 2017

Appalachian Bacon Nation

Bacon Cooking Contest


Do you have a great bacon recipe that deserves more recognition than it is currently receiving? Well then...why not enter the Appalachian Bacon Nation Bacon Cook-off? 


We offer two categories in which to compete…the SWEET side or the SAVORY side! Entry is easy! Simply fill out the form below with the subject line “Cooking Contest” and give us your information. In the message space, please indicate what category you are entering and give us the name of your creation. We also MUST have a list of ALL ingredients that are included in your dish. We do not need quantities of each ingredient…we only ask to let our judges know in case there is a chance of any allergic reaction. Better safe than sorry!  

All entries must be delivered to the Coshocton Court Square Gazebo by 4PM on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. Also, you must be pre-registered to enter. Filling out the form below will register you for the contest.

Please limit entries to one each per category per participant.

WE REQUIRE ALL PARTICIPANTS TO USE OSCAR MAYER BACON! THE HONOR SYSTEM IS IN PLACE HERE. Contest is open to people of all ages. We do strongly suggest that young cooks be supervised by an adult.


There is no entry fee. The winner and runner up of each category (Sweet or Savory) will receive a trophy and special prizes! 



Bacon Eating Contest!


Do you love bacon? Prove it!! Enter the Appalachian Bacon Nation Bacon Eating Contest!


Participants will have a predetermined amount of time to consume as much bacon as their bodies will allow. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each "heat". Number of heats will be determined by the number of participants signed up.


Additional rules will be given at the time of the contest...basically just eat as much bacon as you can in the time allowed. All eaters must sign the bacon waiver before participating and be 18 years old or older at the time of the event.


See the bacon waiver form below...copies will be available prior to the contest or just print your own copy, sign it and bring it with you to the festival. 




Please fill out the form below with the subject line, "Bacon Eating Contest". All eaters MUST be pre-registered to enter. Stay calm and eat more bacon!