Feb. 23 – 25, 2023
More than 250 teams, led by barbecue aficionados, compete in the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy several public venues, including The Garden, Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuckwagon. Plus, the carnival is open, for wild rides and fun games.
The Garden Stage, sponsored by Miller Lite, features some of the best up-and-coming and established artists in Texas country. The Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon also features live and DJ music, and has an outside patio for visitors to enjoy. Inside the saloon is the Chuckwagon, where visitors can pick up their complimentary sliced brisket plate with chips and beans.
WCBBQ Jr. Cook-off Contest
Children between the ages of 8-14 will be competing with a single steak judged on appearance/presentation, tenderness and taste. Awards will be presented to the top 3 contestants at 11 a.m.