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2013 World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

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Barbecue - Texas-style

Just as the rodeo competitors hone their riding skills and shine their buckles, approximately 300 cooking teams are polishing their culinary tools and preparing to heat up their own winning run at glory. The World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing.

Mission Statement

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry. It is the general policy of the Show to utilize, in the fiscal year subsequent to which it is earned, the excess of its revenue over expenses for the furtherance of its exempt purpose, including the granting and/or funding of scholarships, educational endowments, agricultural research projects and other similar programs and the funding of related capital additions and improvements. The funds of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are used exclusively to meet necessary expenses for its upkeep and operation and in furtherance of the exempt purpose of the organization.

$330 Million to the Youth of Texas

Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $330 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, School Art participants, and other educational youth programs.

With the cost of admission to the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, enjoy a chopped barbecue beef sandwich plate with all the fixings in the public food tent, The Chuck Wagon.

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Details and Specs

Event Date: Feb 21, 2013 05:00 PM - Feb 23, 2013 11:00 PM
Hours of Operation:
Thr5:00 PM11:00 PM
Fri12:00 PM11:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM11:00 PM
Notes: None Listed


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