Intro to the 2013 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest
February 22, 2013
The road to the 2013 Kingsford Invitational officially gets underway this weekend as nearly 400 teams vie to grab the Grand Champion title at the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que contest in Houston, TX.
Now celebrating its 40th year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest brings together tens of thousands of barbecue fans for three days of cooking competition, eating and dancing at Houston’s Reliant Park February 21-23.
Invitational and Go Texan teams feature the most creative in barbecue décor, with pits disguised as fire engines, covered wagons, airplanes, waste disposal trucks, the state of Texas and armadillos, just to name a few. More than 400 teams compete in chicken, brisket and ribs for best overall barbecue with the overall Grand Champion earning an automatic entry in to the 2013 Kingsford Invitational.
Additional categories include Go Texan Best Barbecue, Dutch Oven Dessert, Most Colorful Team, Go Texan Most Colorful, Most Unique Pit, Best Team Skit, Cleanest Team Area, Recycling and Go Texan Recycling.
About the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry. It is the general policy of the Show to utilize, in the fiscal year subsequent to which it is earned, the excess of its revenue over expenses for the furtherance of its exempt purpose, including the granting and/or funding of scholarships, educational endowments, agricultural research projects and other similar programs and the funding of related capital additions and improvements. The funds of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are used exclusively to meet necessary expenses for its upkeep and operation and in furtherance of the exempt purpose of the organization.
Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $330 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, School Art participants, and other educational youth programs.
More than 35,000 people are members of this charitable organization that is dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation.