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    2011 World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

    Presented by at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    February 24 - February 26, 2011

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    2011 World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

    The world’s largest livestock show has to be able to feed huge crowds! The Lone Star State hosts a colossal, Texas-sized picnic to launch the annual event! Feb. 24 - 26, 2011!

    Just as the rodeo competitors hone their riding skills and shine their buckles, several hundred others are polishing their culinary tools and preparing to heat up their own winning run at glory! The World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is...

    The world’s largest livestock show has to be able to feed huge crowds! The Lone Star State hosts a colossal, Texas-sized picnic to launch the annual event! Feb. 24 - 26, 2011!

    Just as the rodeo competitors hone their riding skills and shine their buckles, several hundred others are polishing their culinary tools and preparing to heat up their own winning run at glory! The World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing. The sweet aroma drifts over the Houston metropolis, drawing crowds like bees to honey as a record 221,229 guests joined the feast in 2010.

    While the camaraderie is fun and festive, the judging is all business as teams vie for the coveted title of World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Grand Champion. Trophies are awarded to teams preparing the best dish in each category (brisket, chicken and spare ribs) as well as an overall winner. Awards also are presented to the most colorful team, the team with the cleanest area, the most unique pit and the team with the best skit. Go Texan teams are honored for best barbecue and most colorful team. Recycling awards also are presented.

    The Garden, located in the center of World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, provides live music with room for dancing. Live entertainment will be provided all three days of the contest for a fun family event.

    Click here for the Garden's live music schedule.


    NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    One Reliant Park
    Houston, TX 77054

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Adult $10
    Child $5

    World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest tickets can be purchased at the entrance gates during the contest, Feb. 24 - 26, 2011. A ticket also includes entrance into the carnival during the contest, and a barbecue plate.

    Child 3-12 must have a ticket. Child under 3 free with paid adult admission.
     


    General Day and Time Info:

    Thursday, 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Friday, 12:00pm-11:00pm
    Saturday, 9:00am-11:00pm


    phone: 832.667.1000

    Parking:

    Reliant Park is located within the Inner Loop of the southern portion of Interstate Loop 610 between Kirby Street and Fannin Street.



    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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