World's Championship Bar-B-Que

How to Participate

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest! We accept waitlist applications from new teams between May 1 and August 31 of each year for the following year’s Contest. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed for the 2015 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. Please check back during the waitlist application period for the 2016 Contest for the next opportunity to apply. 

Login Area

Note: 2015 WCBBQ Teams should click the link below to access the customer account



Important Dates

Oct. 1, 2014

  • Team ownership change requests due
  • Team requests to combine or share space due

Oct. 17, 2014

  • Lease Agreements and fees due
  • Team relationship forms due
  • Approved Activities Form due (all teams)

Nov. 14, 2014

  • Variance requests due (if applicable)

Dec. 5, 2014

  • Admission ticket orders due
  • Parking pass orders (team parking, RV parking) due

Dec. 19, 2014

  • Additional parking pass orders due (if available)

Jan. 16, 2015

  • Tent information form due (all teams)

Jan. 23, 2015

  • Beverage order forms due

Jan. 30, 2015

  • Special group events requests due (if applicable)

Feb. 6, 2015

  • Team security information due (all teams)

Exhibitor/Contestant

Contact Us

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

P.O. Box 20070
Houston, Texas 77225

Jennifer Meznarich

Past Winners

2014

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 Teams

(PDF Downloads)

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

(PDF Downloads)

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