Team Registration FAQs

Interested in putting together a team for Hogs For The Cause this year?


How do I register my team?
  1. Gather your krewe
  2. Pick an incredible team name
  3. Choose your competition categories: Whole Hog, Ribs, Pork butt/shoulder, Porkpourri (anything pork), Sauce
  4. Choose your plot size: 10x10, 20x20, 40x40, 40x60, 40x80.  Plot sizes quantities are limited and may be sold out by the time you register.
  5. For the 2023 festival, head to the TEAM REGISTRATION PAGE on October 2nd at 8AM to register!  Registration is first-come-first-served, while plot sizes last.
When is team registration?

Public registration is now open. You can register here:

Pro tip: Plot locations are largely picked on a first-come-first-served basis during the plot draft (based on when you register), so be sure to register quick to get the primo spots!

What does my registration get me?

Regular teams can choose a plot size (tent not provided) with a pre-determined amount of wristbands included:

• 10x10 - 10 wristbands included

• 20x20 - 15 wristbands included

• 40x40 - 20 wristbands included

• 60x40 - 25 wristbands included

• 80x40 - 30 wristbands included

Each team enters to compete in 3 of 4 categories to qualify for grand champion. Note the sauce category does not count toward grand champion. Each team receives a $100 credit to purchase alcohol through Hogs For the Cause with their Registration.

What are the competition categories?

For the regular competition:

 Whole hog


 Pork butt/shoulder

 Porkpourri (anything pork)

Bacon Dish (does not count toward grand champion)

 Sauce (does not count toward grand champion)

 Pick at least 3 categories (except sauce and bacon) to qualify for the grand championship.

How do I get my plot? What / when is the plot draft?

Plots are assigned during the Plot Draft, which happens closer to the event. We'll get in touch with all the teams as the date approaches.

The order of the Plot Draft is determined largely by when you registered, so those that register first get a chance to choose better spots!

Can I add more team members?

Yes, additional team wristbands can be purchased for an additional fee.

How many samples do I have to cook?

Roughly 150 samples for bacon night; 250 for the main event on Saturday.

Do I need to sell to the public in order to compete?

Yes, it's a food festival after all!  Competing in the categories is great, but feeding thousands of hungry fans is where the REAL glory is at.