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Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Northwestern NV
Food & Drink

Sparks Rib Cook Off

Come and celebrate one of the tastiest barbecue festivals in the country at the annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off. Every Labor Day Weekend, Sparks closes Victorian Avenue to traffic as hundreds of thousands of barbecue lovers scarf down more than 250,000 pounds of ribs and rock out to big-name bands (for free!) at one of the largest grilling competitions in the nation.

Drawing top pitmasters, barbecue competitors, and rib teams from every corner of the country (and sometimes even as far as Australia), the Nugget Rib Cook-Off serves up every kind of rib and barbecue style imaginable, as well as plenty of sizzling sides and tasty vegetarian options. 

Jaws drop over (and for) the 250,000 pounds of ribs that are cooked up in fierce competition for prize money and bragging rights at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off.

In addition to tasty eats, hundreds of vendors and an action-packed kids’ zone keep the entertainment coming. Beloved bands and musicians will also take the stage every day and night for free concerts. This year’s lineup includes Uncle Kracker, Foghat, Ying Yang Twins, and more.  

If you really want to go big (and go home stuffed), belly up to Rib Village. Veteran attendees know the best bang for your buck is to bring your buds and book a table in this VIP section that features a smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat access to every vendor’s goods—plus unlimited beverages to wash it all down.

Admission into the Nugget Rib Cook-Off is free, but prices will vary at each food vendor. Rib Village tickets start at $55 for single-day lunch and $140 for single-day dinner. Visit the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off website for complete details, including participating rib cookers, entertainment lineup, and more.

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