Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

Calling All Rib Lovers!

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

It’s America’s biggest and best free-entry barbecue festival!

Not to be mistaken for just a Reno rib cookoff, this is the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off. In 2016, The Nugget Rib Cook-Off was named “Best BBQ Festival” by USA Today Top10 Readers’ Choice. The annual event transforms the Labor Day holiday into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.

Enjoy the country’s best grilling competition, located at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, just outside of Reno. Two dozen of the world’s top barbecue competitors serve up more than 240,000 pounds of ribs for hundreds of thousands of hungry event-goers on Victorian Square. In addition to tasty ribs, enjoy live entertainment throughout the day, and headline entertainment in the evening. Admission, parking, shuttles and entertainment are free!

Come hungry, leave satisfied. Your tummy will thank you for the mounds of delicious ribs.

Learn more about the 2018 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off.