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! 

New teams that wish to participate in the Contest and current teams that wish to obtain additional space must complete the WCBBQ Application for Team Space. Applications are accepted from May 1 through August 31 of each year for the following year's contest. Teams are required to submit a new application on an annual basis. All applications are reviewed and evaluated on their own merit, not on a first-come, first-serve basis. Team may be offered new or additional space at the sole discretion of the Show. 

Teams that have successfully participated in prior years generally receive an invitation to return to the Contest, so new space is very limited. The Show does not disclose information about the number of teams that have applied for space. 

Please review the team handbook and contest rules before submitting an application. The rules contain important information about team responsibilities and contest rules and regulations. 

The Application for Team Space for the 2015 World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is due August 31, 2014. 

Login Area

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

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


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


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


  • 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

Team Forms

Top 25

DOWNLOAD | Top 25 Desserts


Download | 2014 Map


Contact Us

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Show and Rodeo™

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Houston, Texas 77225

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