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.
• 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.