Beware of fake ticket sellers at RodeoHouston’s World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest


HOUSTONCOMING UP: Monday, Feb. 26 on KPRC at 6 a.m., Mario Diaz explains what the folks from Houston Rodeo are doing to crack down on ticket scammers. Plus, what you should know before buying tickets from someone online.

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Are you ready to chow down on some Bar-B-Que?

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2024 World Championship Bar-B-Que contest is happening this weekend, but before you go, here are some things you must be aware of.

With more than 250 teams competing in the Rodeo Houston’s World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest this year, there will be some people trying to sell fake tickets.

On Thursday, the day the BBQ Kickoff is set to begin, Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen sent a warning out to Houstonians about fake rodeo BBQ tickets selling online.

So, in case you’re new in town or just not sure how things work, here are a few things to know before heading out:

  • Most team tents are invitation-only, but not to worry! If you can’t sweet talk your way into a private tent, there are several public venues including The Garden, Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuckwagon. Plus, the carnival is open for everyone, with tons of games and rides.
  • According to, the Garden Stage, sponsored by Miller Lite, features some of the best up-and-coming and established artists in Texas country. The Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon also features live and DJ music, and has an outside patio for visitors to enjoy. Inside the saloon is the Chuckwagon, where visitors can pick up their complimentary sliced brisket and sausage plate.
  • Tickets are available for purchase online at Onsite ticket sales will end at 10:30 p.m. daily during the event and online sales will end at 9:30 p.m. daily during the event. Adult tickets are $25, child tickets are $10 and kids 2 and under are free. Ground season passes will be $55.

Cook-off hours

  • Thursday, Feb. 22: 5 to 11 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 23: noon to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.


  • HLSR Parking Lot at 610: $25
  • HLSR Parking Lot at Old Spanish Trail: $25
  • HLSR Parking Lot at Reed Road: $25

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