Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: Best In The West Rib Cook-Off 2011

Best In The West Rib Cook-Off 2011

Terrie ... we think we can smell the ribs in Gardnerville!  In honor of the event we are BBQ'ing a few racks tomorrow afternoon ourselves!  This is a nationwide favorite and right in your back yard.

Thanks for the great post ... Well Done!

Have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!

It's back! The Best In The West Rib Cook-Off is back for it's 23rd year in Sparks, Nevada. This free rib cooking contest is happening now through Monday, September 5, 2011. Labor Day  in Northern Nevada means great ribs, great music, lots of people and has always been a favorite way to end summer!

Rib Cook-Off

If you are planning to go:

~The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off runs now through Monday~

~Times: 11a.m. to 9p.m. through Sunday. 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday

~Where: Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada, between 14th Street and Pyramid Way, just of I80

~Cost: Free entry, vendor prices vary

~Parking: Available in the parking garage at the John Ascuaga's Nugget two city parking areas at C Street and 10th Street and east of the Century Theaters at Victorian Square Plaza.

~Shuttle Service: Pick up the free Shuttle at the West end of the Outlets at Legends (SCHEELS side) 11a.m. to 10p.m. Saturday and Sunday, today from 5p.m. to 10p.m.


Attendance expected to be at least 500,000 over the entire event. Please leave pets at home! Bring/wear sun screen as temperatures are expected to be in the 90's, hot and sunny! Hat's and sun glasses recommended.

The 23rd annual Best In The West Rib Competition is brought back to Sparks each year by the John Ascuaga's Nugget. Enjoy great food, rib eating contests and live entertainment all week end! Winners of this years best rig  contest and the rib eating competition will be posted on-line Monday, September 5, 2011. John Ascuaga's Nugget will post the winners.

 Best In The West Rib Cook-Off 2011



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Comment balloon 3 commentsLisa Wetzel • September 03 2011 10:51AM


Lisa, Can't believe the estimated attendance at 500K this is a huge event! Sounds like a perfect way to wind summer done in Sparks.



Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 almost 9 years ago

Sounds delicious! It's too far for me to travel but I hope everyone who can go has a great time. Eat a rack of ribs for me!

Posted by Bud & Beth McKinney, Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United (RE/MAX UNITED) almost 9 years ago

Adrian ... the crowd is massive ... it's quite an event!

Bud and Beth ... Way too delicious!  i can't even imagine the millions of calories that will be consumed this weekend!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 9 years ago