All food booths will be open from 11:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m., Wednesday—Sunday and from 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. on Monday. Food and concessions will be available during event hours only. The Kids' Area is open every day. Pets and non-service animals are not permitted on Victorian Square, per local regulations.
The VIP Rib Village is open Wednesday—Sunday from 4—9pm, and Monday from 12—5pm.
Enjoy great food and FREE top-name entertainment on five different stages all weekend long! Don't miss the Annual Nugget Rib Eating Championship on the Wednesday before Labor Day weekend, at 6 p.m. on the Main Concert Stage. This Major League Eating sanctioned event will feature top professional eaters from around the world!
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Since 2011, 82,140 pounds of waste has been diverted from landfills because of our recycling and composting efforts at The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off.
We are working to make the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off more environmentally friendly! All Rib Village plates, cups, utensils and napkins are made of compostable materials. Outside of the Village, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will have 2 compost and recycling stations to capture as much of the refuse as possible. Our goal is to capture 100% of the refuse in the Rib Village for composting and recycling and as much refuse as possible from outside of the Rib Village.