Feb. 23 – 25, 2023
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.
About the Bar-B-Que Contest
- 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.