Bar-B-Que Tickets

March 2 - 4, 2017

It's all about the 'cue! Purchase tickets for entrance into NRG Park for the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, which kicks off the arrival of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ each year. Tickets includes a complimentary sliced barbecue beef sandwich plate, access to live music areas and admission to the carnival. Tickets do not include access to private cook-off tents. Tent passes are not for sale and are distributed by the Bar-B-Que teams.

  • Children age 2 and under do not require a ticket.
  • Onsite ticket sales end at 10:30 p.m. daily during the event, and online sales end at 9:30 p.m. daily during the event. 
About the Bar-B-Que Contest

Ticket Resale Policy

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  • Barcodes on tickets believed to have been sold/resold in violation of this Policy may be deactivated, and the tickets voided.
  • The Show retains the right to refrain from selling tickets to anyone who allegedly resells tickets for an amount greater than the stated face value.
  • Season ticket holders who are believed to have sold Show tickets to ticket resellers/"scalpers" will lose the privilege of purchasing tickets from the Show in the future.
  • Suite holders may sell individual performance tickets for the price paid for each suite ticket plus the exact direct proportionate cost of any food, beverage, bartender and suite attendant. In no case shall the suite licensee or any person to whom a ticket is sold profit financially from its resale.
  • Any Show member found to be in violation of this Policy shall be subject to expulsion from membership. Show volunteers shall, likewise, be subject to removal from committee membership. Members of the Show's board of directors shall additionally be subject to removal from the board.
* "Face Value" is the cost printed on the ticket plus any Show authorized service fee.