Cookers, get ready to start your grills and turn up the heat for the 17th annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge in Boulder City, May 28-29! With space for 41 competitors, thousands of hungry visitors will devour an eclectic lineup of barbecue.

A Nevada state championship grilling competition, the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

Experience the tastiest sights, sounds, and smells of some of the best barbecue in the country. Craving a rack of ribs? A pulled pork sandwich? Chicken with all the fixins’? At the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge, visitors are sure to get their fill. Tease your palate with a sampling from select grillers or satisfy your appetite and try them all!

A key fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Boulder City, admission into the event is free and open to the public. Beyond the main ‘cue competition, there is a Kids Que Challenge, Best Dam Car Show, family fun zone, and vendor marketplace where visitors can find wares, wears, body art and fair-style fare.

Click HERE a full schedule of events and more information on the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge. To plan your trip to Boulder City and southern Nevada, please call the Boulder City Visitors Center at 702) 892-7575 or click Visit Boulder City.


May 28 - 29, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm daily

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Southern Nevada