Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced Cotton Holdings Inc. (“Cotton”), a leading infrastructure support services company, as the new title sponsor of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26, 2022. The title sponsorship includes a three-year agreement, beginning in 2022.
“Given Cotton’s long-standing presence in Houston and their commitment to the community, as well as their support of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, they were a natural fit as the new title sponsor,” said Rodeo President and CEO Chris Boleman. “The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is one of the most highly-anticipated events leading up to opening day of the Rodeo, and we are excited that Cotton will be an even bigger part of our annual contest.”
The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is an invitation-only competition, with more than 250 barbecue teams from across the state of Texas and the world competing in the annual contest. The Contest drew more than 219,000 visitors during the three-day event in 2020.
“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the perfect representation of our city’s diversity and culture,” said Pete Bell, Founder and CEO of Cotton Holdings, Inc. “Cotton has been a part of the Houston community since 1996 and we’ve always admired and supported the Rodeo’s mission. We’re excited to take our participation further this year as the new title sponsor of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest and look forward to creating an unforgettable experience for our community.”
During the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, teams will compete for champion titles in the following categories: Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Go Texan, Dutch Oven Dessert, and new for 2022, Open Contest. The Open Contest category will allow barbecue teams to prepare anything they desire, except desserts.
Tickets for the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest go on sale Jan. 13, 2022, at rodeohouston.com. General admission is $20 for adults 13 and over, $5 for children between the ages of 3–12, and free for children age 2 and under. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy several public venues, including The Garden, Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon, the Chuckwagon and the carnival.
About the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $500 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2022 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20. The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.
About Cotton Holdings Inc.
Cotton is a leading infrastructure support services company in the $20 billion U.S. commercial restoration market, with subsidiaries that conduct business under the Cotton Global Disaster Solutions, Cotton Roofing, Cotton Logistics, Cotton Culinary, OneLodge, and Stellar Commercial Roofing brands. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with an International Logistics Center and regional offices throughout North America, Cotton provides property restoration and recovery, construction, roofing, consulting, temporary workforce housing and culinary services to public and private entities worldwide.