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World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Feb 25-27, 2010
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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!

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 217,640 guests joined the feast in 2009.

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.


In 2009, the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest broke attendance records with 217,640 visitors in three days. Be a part of one of the largest barbecue cook-offs in Texas — get all you need to know here!

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
P.O. Box 20070
Houston, Texas 77225-0070

For additional information contact:

Elizabeth Greer
[email protected]
Phone: 832.667.1103
Fax: 832.667.1064

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