Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo presents 2016 World's Championship Bar-B-Que contest

2016 World's Championship BBQ contest
Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Net proceeds benefit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. With each ticket purchased, visitors are treated to a complimentary chopped beef sandwich plate. Guests will get the opportunity to enjoy their complimentary meal on the porch-style area at The Chuck Wagon. This year be sure and stop by the Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon.  There are no tent passes required to enjoy either of these venues. An NRG Park Season Pass is $25 and is valid through the run of the contest and the duration of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

COOKING/JUDGING

Invitational and Go Texan teams feature the most creative in barbecue décor, with pits disguised as fire engines, covered wagons, airplanes, waste disposal trucks, the state of Texas and armadillos, just to name a few. More than 250 teams comprising over 400 entries compete for best overall barbecue. Judging will be held Saturday, Feb. 27. The awards presentation will begin at The Garden at 6 p.m. with the results being announced at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
The Garden, a festive gathering place inside the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, will feature street dancing with live entertainment each night. The Garden Stage is sponsored by Miller Lite. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

Thursday

  • 6:15 pm         DJ DU
  • 7:15 pm         Bri Bagwell
  • 9:15 pm         Bart Crow

Friday

  • 2 pm             DJ DU
  • 3 pm             Texas Renegade
  • 5 pm             Cameran Nelson
  • 7:15 pm        Jon Wolfe
  • 9:15 pm        Kevin Fowler

Saturday

  • 11:30 am      DJ DU
  • 12:30 pm      O’Shea
  • 2:30 pm        Rich O’Toole
  • 4:30 pm        Old Dominion
  • 6 pm             Contest Awards Presentation
  • 7:45 pm        Cory Morrow
  • 9:30 pm        Pat Green

The Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon is open to the public inside the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest and features live entertainment.

Thursday

  • 7:30 pm   Texas Renegade

Friday

  • 7:30 pm   Bri Bagwell

Saturday

  • 7:30 pm   Bri Bagwell

The Carnival is open during the contest for family enjoyment of all ages.

Thursday

  • 6 to 11 pm

Friday

  • 4 to 11 pm

Saturday

  • 12 to 11 pm

Event Details

When

2.27.16 | 9:00 am
2.26.16 | 12:00 pm
2.25.16 | 5:00 pm

Where

8400 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77054

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Ticket Info

Adult (ages 13 and over): $15; Child (ages 3 to 12): $5; Children age 2 and under: Free