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2021 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off

The First-Place trophy and $10,000 Winner’s Check at the 2021 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, Nevada, went to local Reno, NV, team, Git-R-Smoked BBQ. When asked what sets his ribs apart, Git-R-Smoked owner Kevin Mcfarland, said “Sweetness, a lot of cookers use a vinegar base, but we like them sweet.” 2021 is only the second year of competition at the event for Git-R-Smoked and the team has already racked up two trophies. At the 2019 competition, Mcfarland took home the Best Sauce prize.

Second-place as well as the People’s Choice trophies for 2021 went to Back Forty Texas BBQ from Pleasant Hill, CA.

In yet another strong showing at the Cook-Off, two-time defending champion Montana Q Bar-B-Que House from Frenchtown, MT took the third-place prize.

Thank you to all our sponsors and event goers for making this year a success!

Join us next year for the 33rd annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5, 2022, on Victorian Avenue at the Nugget.

September 1 – September 6, 2021

Day 1
September 1, 2021
Day 2
September 2, 2021
Day 3
September 3, 2021
Day 4
September 4, 2021
Day 5
September 5, 2021
Day 6
September 6, 2021

Buddy Emmer

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Buddy Emmer

Valentine Rodeo

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Valentine Rodeo

Devin Dawson

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Makayla Taylor

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Makayla Taylor

Jason King Band

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Jason King Band

Noah Guthrie

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Noah Guthrie

DJ Jose Vera

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DJ Jose Vera

Armer & The Hot Dogs

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Armer & The Hot Dogs

10,000 Maniacs

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Cornhole Tournament – Social Division

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Amplified Entertainment

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Lexi Scatena

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Lexi Scatena

The Heidi Incident

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The Heidi Incident

Eddie Montgomery

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Route 66 Band

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Lizano

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Lizano

Jake’s Garage Band

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Jakes Garage Band

Uncle Kracker

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Uncle Kracker

DJ M Slack

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Rib Cook Off Awards

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Rib Cook Off Awards

Fastball

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RIB COOKERS

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Chicago BBQ Company

Burr Ridge, IL
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Git-R-Smoked

Fernley, NV
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Blazin’ Bronco BBQ

Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Texas Outlaw Barbecue

Elizabethtown, KY

Location

VICTORIAN SQUARE, SPARKS, NEVADA

1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada 89431
+1-888-846-4438MGSparks@MGSparks.com

2021 Sponsors

A Special Thanks To This Years Sponsors