Aug 27th, 2014 - Sep 1st, 2014

Calling All Rib Lovers!

If you love ribs and BBQ, then be sure to attend America's BEST rib competition. The 26th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, hosted by John Ascuaga’s Nugget, will transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.  Come out and enjoy ribs from 24 of the best cookers from across the nation!   As always, parking,  admission and live entertainment is free.

Event Hours

• Wednesday–Sunday: 11:00am–9:00pm
• Monday: 11:00am–5:00pmAll food booths will be open from 11:00am-9:00pm (Wed-Sun) and from 11:00am-5:00pm 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.

Rib Village (VIP eating area, tickets required)

• Wednesday-Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
• Monday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Rib Village is a VIP area within the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off where you can get UNLIMITED ribs and drinks for up to 10 people. Tables will be available for purchase; click here for more info.

Parking and Event Shuttles

Free parking in the surrounding areas of Victorian Square. 
Conveniently park off-site and leave the driving to us! FREE shuttles will be offered from Legends at Sparks Marina (pick-up location between Fudrucker's and Popeye's).  Shuttle service will be offered on Wed-Sun on the following schedule:
• Wednesday-Friday:  5:00pm - 10:00pm
• Saturday:  10:00am - 10:00pm
• Sunday:  10:00am - 10:00pm
Drop-off location: RTC Centennial Plaza, Victorian Ave at 14th St.