America’s biggest and best free rib festival is back! Come out and enjoy the country’s best rib cook-off competition and the best ribs in the West as we once again transform Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair. The nation’s finest rib cookers vie for the coveted first place trophy, cash prizes and the People’s Choice award, as a half-million hungry BBQ lovers consume 100 tons of ribs over six days. With free headliner entertainment each day, a kids’ area and craft booths, the Rib Cook-Off has become the country’s ultimate end-of-summer family affair. The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is also home to the Nugget World Rib Eating Championship.
As always, parking and admission are free.
Make it a great experience and stay in Carson City! Reno is only 20 minutes away.