The country’s favorite free rib festival is back! The 23rd annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off will run Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5, 2011. Once again transforming the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.
|DATE:||Wednesday, August 31–Monday, September 5, 2011|
|HOURS:||• Wednesday–Sunday: 11:00am–9:00pm
• Monday: 11:00am–5:00pm
• Kids’ Area is open every day
|LOCATION:||Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada on Victorian Avenue, between 14th Street & Pyramid Way. Click here for more details on the location.|
|PARKING:||Surrounding areas of Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada. Click here for more details on where to park.|
|SHUTTLES:||FREE shuttles from Legends at Sparks Marina (pick-up in front of Grimaldi’s Pizza), Wednesday-Friday from 5pm to 10:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 10:30pm. Click here for shuttle details.|
|WEATHER:||Typically sunny and hot (~90°F) w/ afternoon winds.|
|PETS/ANIMALS:||Pets and non-service animals are not permitted on Victorian Square.|
All food booths will be open from 11:00am—9:00pm, Wednesday—Sunday 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.
The VIP Rib Village is open Wednesday—Sunday from 4—9pm, and Monday from 12—5pm. Click here for more information on the Rib Village.
Enjoy great food and FREE top-name entertainment on five different stages all weekend long! Click here for more detials on the FREE entertainment. Don’t miss the 6th Annual Rib Eating Competition on Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm on the Main Concert Stage. This Major League Eating sanctioned event will feature top professional eaters from around the world!