Las Vegas Sun

May 3, 2016

Currently: 79° — Complete forecast

Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships

Fremont Street Experience and the Nevada Barbecue Association host the first-ever Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships. On Friday, Dec. 7 starting at 6 p.m. cooks will compete in the chili cook-off and on Saturday, Dec. 8 starting at noon the competition will feature a barbecue cook-off. The public is invited to enjoy delicious samples of chili, ribs, chicken, brisket and pork during the 2-day event as guests can purchase the food from some of the best cowboy cooks around. Guests' votes determine the “People’s Choice” winner, based on their opinions of 2 oz. sampling cups, available for $1 each. Every 10 samples purchased earns 1 ticket to vote for the People’s Choice. Additional private judging will be held to award first, second and third place in various categories. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, at 5 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage with Crown Royal rodeo riders Wes Silcox (bull rider) and Tildon Hooper (bareback rider) handing out the winning trophies. They will also be signing autographs and taking photos with fans from 4 – 6 p.m.

When: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Where: Fremont Street Experience, 425 Fremont St, Las Vegas

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Culinary, Downtown

Event posted Dec. 5, 2012
Last updated Dec. 5, 2012

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Submit an event »

« Previous | Next »

Editor's Picks

Today

Kabuki Lion
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
Pub Quiz
Shakespeare's Grille & Pub
Feminist Movie Night Tuesdays
Erotic Heritage Museum

Wednesday

San Gennaro Feast
Craig Ranch Regional Park
Billy Idol: Forever
House of Blues
Dillon Francis
Surrender Nightclub

Thursday

Movie Night at Container Park
Downtown Container Park | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Smokin' Hot Mesquite Days
Oasis Special Events Parking Lot, 897 W. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite | 17:00:00
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Downtown Summerlin | noon to 11:59 p.m.

Friday

Girls Night Out
South Point Showroom
Haute Dog Adoption Event
The Linq | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Selena Gomez
Mandalay Bay Events Center | 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Fremont Street Experience | 6 a.m. to noon
Art Festival of Henderson
Henderson Events Plaza
'Ohana Festival
Springs Preserve | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday

Moms Fly Free
Vegas Indoor Skydiving, 200 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | 9:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mother's Day Brunch
Springs Preserve | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fergie DJ
Hakkasan

Monday

How to Be a Successful Cosmetologist / Essential Marketing Skills
3430 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 350, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
Wet Republic Mondays
Wet Republic | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Improv Kingdom
Baobab Stage