Best in the West Rib Cook-off, Sparks

Best in the West Rib Cook-Off, Sparks

August 30 - September 4, 2017

1100 Nugget Ave
Sparks, NV 89431

 America's biggest and best free rib festival is back! The annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off will run Wednesday, Aug. 30 - Monday, Sept. 4.

Come out and enjoy the country's best rib competition and the best ribs in the West as we once again transform Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.

As always, parking and admission are free.

LOCATION: Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada on Victorian Avenue, between 14th Street & Pyramid Way.
PARKING: Free parking in the surrounding areas of Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada.
ACCOMMODATIONS: JA Nugget is the host hotel.
SHUTTLES: FREE shuttles from Legends at Sparks Marina (Pick-up location between Fudrucker's and Popeye's). Wednesday-Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Drop-off location: RTC Centennial Plaza, Victorian Ave at 14th St.
RIB COOKERS: 24 from all around the world.
WEATHER: Typically sunny and hot (~90°F) w/ afternoon winds.
PETS/ANIMALS: Pets and non-service animals are not permitted on Victorian Square per local regulations.
ATTENDANCE: More than 500,000 people

All food and concessions will be available during event hours only. The Kids' Area is open every day. Pets and non-service animals are not permitted on Victorian Square, per local regulations.

Enjoy great food and FREE top-name entertainment on five different stages!  Don't miss the Annual Nugget Rib Eating Championship. This Major League Eating sanctioned event will feature top professional eaters from around the world!

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