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2020 Houston Rodeo Cookoff

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Also called the “World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest,” the Houston Rodeo Cookoff is a Texas sized Houston BBQ Cookoff 2020 held just before the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in order to kick off Texas’ largest rodeo.

Several hundred BBQ cooks convene for three days of cooking competition, dancing and, of course, eating. The 2020 Rodeo Houston cook off draws huge crowds, with a record crowd of 221,229 rodeo cookoff fans sampling the BBQ goodness in 2010.

More than 350 rodeo BBQ cook off teams will compete in the Rodeo Houston barbecue cookoff and also help to raise money for charity scholarships. BBQ Cookoff trophies are awarded to the teams with the best dish in each of the three categories (brisket, chicken and spare ribs) as well as a trophy for the overall winner. Awards will also be presented for the most unique pit, most colorful team, cleanest area, and the BBQ team with the best skit.

In addition to the 2020 Houston Rodeo BBQ Cookoff serving up great Texas barbecue you can also expect lots of live music as well as The Hideout for the 21+ crowd that wishes to enjoy a few alcoholic beverages to go with their rodeo BBQ cook off.

2020 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Dates

The 2020 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest takes place place February 27–29, 2020. Other important dates include:

  • October 1, 2019: Team ownership change requests are due as well as requests to combine or share spaces
  • October 12, 2019: BBQ team entrance forms, payments and indemnity agreements are due
  • November 16, 2019: Variance requests are due and service provider information will be posted on website (ice, power, plumbing, propane and waste management)
  • December 7, 2019: Parking and admission tickets order forms are due
  • January 11, 2020: 11:00AM Chief Cooks’ Meeting at Reliant Center
  • January 18, 2020: Tent information forms due
  • January 25, 2020: Beverage order forms due

A full schedule of BBQ Contest events is available at the official website.

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Compete in the 2020 Rodeo Houston CookOff

Both new rodeo cookoff teams and current teams must submit a Houston Texas rodeo cook-off application on an annual basis. Applications to compete are accepted May 1 through September 30. Generally, teams that have competed in the rodeo cookoff in prior years get an invitation to return, so rodeo Houston BBQ competition space is very limited. Full details as well as an application to compete in the rodeo Houston, TX cookoff can be found at the official web site.

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