Bar-B-Que Contest

Feb. 22 – 24, 2018

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 Waitlist Application for Team Space. Applications are available beginning May 1 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-served basis. Teams 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 WCBBQ Team Handbook & Contest Rules before submitting an application. The rules contain important information about team responsibilities, contest rules, guidelines, and regulations.

The WCBBQ Waitlist Application for Team Space for the 2018 World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is due July 31, 2017.

2018 Waitlist Application


2018 Contest downloads will be posted once available. The 2017 downloads are available below for reference.

Service Providers

2018 Service Provider information will be posted once available. 

Contact Us

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

Phone: 832.667.1210