The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is the biggest barbecue festival in the country! The long-running and highly popular barbecue event has been featured in numerous national and international shows and publications, including TMZ, The Travel Channel, The Today Show and USA Today. Don’t take our word for it, check out the reviews and news coverage below.
Nevada Magazine names Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off the
2017 Best Food Festival in Northern Nevada!
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off named “Best BBQ Festival”
by USA Today’s 10Best in 2016!
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off 2016 Winners featured on YouTube!
Travel Channel: Ribs Paradise
By Erica Walsh
The Today Show: Today’s Top Spot
September 1, 2013
USA Today: 10Best Culinary Skills Competitions Across The Country
October 20, 2014 | By Eric Grossman
Smarter Travel: Foods You Must Have in the Summer
August 15, 2013 | By Christine Sarkis
Salon.com: 10 Summer Food Festivals Worth the Pit Stop
June 10, 2013 | By Salon Staff
Sacramento Bee: Escapes: Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off Gets Smokin’
August 31 2015 | Allen Pierleoni
MSNBC: The List: Delicious Food Festivals
June 12, 2013 | By MSNBC Staff
Bloomberg: Summer Festivals From Spam to Lebowski
May 23, 2012 | By Bloomberg Rankings
TUMS: The #TUMSworthy Tour Visits Reno
Oct. 27, 2015 | TUMS
SF Gate: 101 Tons of Ribs Vanish
September 7, 2012 | By Spud Hilton
SF Gate: Burning Question: Man vs. Meat?
August 30, 2012 | By Spud Hilton
NY Daily News: Barbecue cook-offs serve up heaping portions of fun
October 20, 2009 | By David Latt
New York Times: Barbecue’s Main Events
August 17, 2007 | By Austin Considine
San Francisco Examiner: Where’s the beef? At the Nugget Rib Cook-Off
August 2000 | By Staff
“RIBS. Wish it was all day, everyday!” – Connie C. from Sacramento, CA
“There’s a reason everyone loves this event and looks forward to it every year: mounds of delicious ribs. You can get nearly every version of this mouthwatering treat each summer at the rib cook-off held in downtown Sparks.” – Amanda M. from Reno, NV
“I’ve been a fan of this rib cook-off for years and is one of my favorite festivals for the long Labor Day weekend.” – Janelle S. from Gilroy, CA
“This was a great experience that I’ll never forget!” – Jessica G. from Reno, NV
“This event is preceding and culminating over Labor weekend and is one of the best barbecue gatherings on the West Coast. There are around thirty different competitors and barbecue restaurants, which means a great opportunity to sample or eat at so many different restaurants all in one place.” – Jason G. from Ventura, CA