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Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off – CANCELLED

August 26 - August 31

CANCELLED

The Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, announced today that the 2020 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off has been cancelled due to COVID-19 related state and local government-imposed event restrictions. The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off is an iconic special event in Northern Nevada and is the largest of its kind in the western United States, bringing hundreds of thousands of rib lovers to Northern Nevada since 1989. “This was a very difficult decision for us to make, but we are cancelling the 2020 event for the safety of our local residents and loyal guests,” said Nugget Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mark Sterbens. “We are committed to returning with a bigger and better Rib Cook Off, Labor Day weekend of 2021.”

Enjoy the best BBQ festival in the country!

The 31st Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off in Sparks brings in bbq competitors from across the nation, so you’ll get the chance to try out every kind of rib and bbq style you can imagine!
Enjoy the country’s best grilling competition, located at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, 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.
Admission, parking, shuttles and entertainment are always free!