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They had a bit of everything....

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Plus, over 200 booths

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Fountain for the kids

It was fun checking out all the booths

Painted eggs

Everything to do with BBQ

Unusual stuff too

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Uncle Bub's

Taste testing

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Last one!


We visited the Best in the West Rib Cook-off yesterday in Sparks, Nevada. The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off is one of the largest rib competitions in the world but also one of the best family events on the west coast! They have a huge arts & crafts fair with 200 booths, a huge Kids' Area loaded with carnival rides and inflatable games, rides, and slides.

They kick-off the event each year with the annual Rib Eating Championship featuring some of the top professional competitive eaters in the world where you can watch world's top competitive eaters inhale pounds of ribs in a matter of minutes! We missed the eating event but heard the winner put away 7 pounds of ribs fast. :-)

The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off features top rib cookers from all over the country. This year's event will feature the 24 cookers listed below:

Armadillo Willy's CA

Aussom Aussie PA

Back Forty Texas Barbecue CA

BJ's Barbeque NV

Bone Daddy's BBQ MI

Bourbon Q KY

Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ NJ

Carson City BBQ NV

Checkered Pig BBQ VA

Chicago BBQ Company IL

Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co. OH

Famous Dave's BBQ MN

Company State

Joey's Texas Thunder TX

Johnson's Bar-B-Que VA

Kinder's Custom Meats Inc. CA

Memphis Championship Barbecue NV

Porky 'N Beans BBQ FL

Rasta Joe's BBQ Inc. IN

Smokehouse Specialties CA

Sweet Meat Cooking Team TX

Texas Outlaw Barbecue KY

The Barbecue Company Inc. AZ

Uncle Bub's IL

Willingham's World Champion BBQ MN

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