Bar-B-Que Tickets

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.

  • 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. 

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About the Bar-B-Que Contest

Save by buying a season pass

  • If you plan to attend all three days of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, or plan to come back to enjoy the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, purchase a Season Pass and save!