World's Championship Bar-B-Que

Texas-Style Cooking

Just as the rodeo competitors hone their riding skills and shine their buckles, approximately 300 cooking teams 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.

2014 Winners

Overall Grand Champion – BBQ Commanders 3

  • First Runner Up Overall – Fayette County Go Texan
  • Second Runner Up Overall – Jack Daniel's Winner – Cool Smoke

Brisket

  • Champion – Fayette County Go Texan
  • First Runner Up – Jack Daniel's Winner – Cool Smoke 
  • Second Runner Up – Jack Daniel's Barrelhouse Cookers 1

Ribs

  • Champion – Tejas Cookers 2
  • First Runner Up – Hot Knots Cooking Team
  • Second Runner Up – The New Bull @ 100.3

Chicken

  • Champion – BBQ Commanders 3
  • First Runner Up – Bulldog Mountain Cookin' Crew 3
  • Second Runner Up – Killin' Time Kookers 2

Go Texan

  • Best Barbecue – Fayette County Go Texan
  • Runner Up – Colorado County Go Texan

Dutch Oven Dessert

  • Champion – Triple A Cookers
  • First Runner Up – Be Somebody
  • Second Runner Up – Texas Night Owls 1

Specialty Awards

  • Most Colorful Team – Rams Club
  • Runner Up Most Colorful Team – Bad Girls Gone Wild
  • Go Texan Most Colorful – Colorado County Go Texan
  • Runner Up Go Texan Most Colorful – Nueces County Go Texan
  • Most Unique Pit – Lost Village Team
  • Runner Up Most Unique Pit – Cowboy Mardi Gras Kookers
  • Best Team Skit – Harrison County Go Texan
  • Runner Up Best Team Skit – Devils River Mountain Men
  • Cleanest Team Area – Rams Club
  • Runner Up Cleanest Team Area – Holy Cow Cookers
  • Go Texan Recycling – Calhoun County
  • Recycling – Texas Social Club

Top 25

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Feb. 27 – March 1, 2014

With the cost of admission to the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, enjoy a chopped barbecue beef sandwich plate with all the fixings in the public food tent, The Chuck Wagon.

The Garden, located in the center of the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, provides live music with room for dancing. Live entertainment will be provided all three days of the contest for a fun family event.

View the full calendar for the 2014 Miller Stage at the Garden Entertainers below

THURSDAY: (Feb 27)

  • 6:15: DJ Hish
  • 7:15-8:45: Justin van Sant
  • 9:15-10:45: Cody Johnson

FRIDAY: (Feb 28)

  • 2:00: DJ Hish
  • 3:00-4:30: Mike
    and the Moonpies
  • 5:00-6:30: Sam Hunt
  • 7:15-8:45: Chase Rice
  • 9:15-10:45: Jack Ingram

SATURDAY: (March 1)

  • 11:30: DJ Hish
  • 12:30-2:00: Breelan Angel
  • 2:30-4:00: Max Stalling
  • 4:30-6:00: Bart Crow Band
  • 6:00-7:30: WCBBQ Award Presentation
  • 7:45-9:15: Aaron Watson
  • 9:30-11:00: Kevin Fowler

During the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, visit The Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon, located on the north side of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (intersection of Astrodome Way and Chuckwagon Way). In this tent, you and your friends can dance the night away to live and DJ music. Or, if you prefer, take a seat and relax on the outside patio area and enjoy a beer. Either way, this venue is a must stop for the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest visitors. Free admission to the public once you are on the Contest grounds – no tent pass needed.

Live music provided by Susan Hickman:
  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Drink Tickets

Redeem World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Drink Tickets to purchase drinks. Tickets are $2 each.

  • Soda/water - 1 ticket
  • Beer - 2 tickets
  • Craft beer, 16 oz - 4 tickets
  • Craft beer sample, 3 oz - 1 ticket

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Events

Parking

Public Parking

Parking is available in the Miller Lite Yellow Lot and the Astroworld Lot for $20. Additional parking is available at offsite shuttle locations.

Handicap Parking

Approximately 300 spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Miller Lite Green Lot.

Private Bus Drop-Off

Enter the Miller Lite Green Lot through Gate 13 off Lantern Point. Turn left to drop off passengers at the taxi stand. Exit Gate 13 at Murworth/Kirby and stage on the Green Lot side of Murworth if needed.

Tram Service

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Schedule

  • Thursday - starts at 4 p.m. (Yellow Lot only)
  • Friday - starts at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday - starts at noon

Map

Download | 2014 Map

Past Winners

2013

  • Overall Grand Champion
    Across the Track Cook-off Team



  • First Runner Up
    Overall Grand Champion
    Devils River Mountain Men 1
  • Second Runner Up
    Overall Grand Champion
    Hill County Area Go Texan

Brisket

  • Champion Brisket
    Hill County Area Go Texan
  • First Runner Up Brisket
    Lonesome Dove Cookers 1
  • Second Runner Up Brisket
    3S Cookers

Ribs

  • Champion Ribs
    Across the Track Cook-off Team
  • First Runner Up Ribs
    Devils River Mountain Men 1
  • Second Runner Up Ribs
    Moonlight Cookers

Chicken

  • Champion Chicken
    Red’s Young Guns
  • First Runner Up Chicken
    Texas Tornado Cookers 3
  • Second Runner Up Chicken
    Over the Hill Gang 3

Go Texan

  • Go Texan Best Barbecue
    Hill County Area Go Texan
  • Runner Up Go Texan Best Barbecue
    Fayette County Area Go Texan

  • Dutch Oven Dessert
    Chevy Cookers 1
  • First Runner Up
    Dutch Oven Dessert
    Live Oak County Area Go Texan
  • Second Runner Up
    Dutch Oven Dessert
    Smokin’ Amigos 1

Specialty Awards

  • Most Colorful Team
    Holy Cow Cookers
  • Runner Up Most Colorful Team
    Chevy Cookers
  • Go Texan Most Colorful
    Metro Go Texan 3 Road Dog Cookers
  • Runner Up Go Texan Most Colorful
    Harrison County Area Go Texan
  • Most Unique Pit
    Shelby County Area Go Texan
  • Runner Up Most Unique Pit
    Cowboy Mardi Gras
  • Best Team Skit
    Devils River Mountain Men
  • Runner Up Best Team Skit
    Harrison County Area Go Texan
  • Cleanest Team Area
    Chevy Cookers
  • Go Texan Recycling
    Calhoun County Area Go Texan
  • Recycling
    Holy Cow Cookers

Top Teams

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2012

Overall Grand Champion
Motley Que Crew

Champion Brisket
Keep'er Hot Cooking Team

Champion Ribs
Houston Metro Go Texan 5 / Road Dog Cookers

Champion Chicken
Motley Que Crew

Go Texan Best Barbecue
Jasper County Area Go Texan

Dutch Oven Dessert Contest
Swine-Os

Most Colorful Team
Ram's Club

Go Texan Most Colorful
Krazy Kookers

Most Unique Pit
Pitmakers

Best Team Skit
Pitmakers

Cleanest Team Area
Ram's Club

Go Texan Recycling
Calhoun County Area Go Texan

Recycling
Blowin' Smoke

Smoke Signals

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