22nd Annual YCF Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off May 11th-12th


May 11th-12th come to Pier 21, at 21st and Harborside Drive in Galveston for a “Wild Time” at the 22nd Annual Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cookoff! Proceeds benefit The Yaga’s Children’s Fund, a nonprofit organization that advances the psychological, intellectual, vocational, and physical development of Galveston County’s Children.

Everyone is invited to participate whether with a cooking team or spectator. The competition is an excellent way for backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, fellowship and food. There will be loads of food, vendors, music, a kid’s play area, silent auction, plus a 5k.

Come watch Cory Morrow perform live on Friday, May 11th on Pier 21. Enjoy the view of the Harbor while he performs. There will be drinks, food, dancing, singing, cooking and much more. This will be held at Pier 21 starting at 10:30pm. Tickets are $15.

Run wild with the Yaga’s Children’s Fund Inc. on Saturday, May 12th along the Galveston Seawall. This family-friendly walk/run is a noncompetitive event for “Wild Things” of all ages before they head down to Pier 21 for some delicious Wild Game and free-flowing beverages. Your entry fee includes t-shirt, souvenir event koozie, and a dinner ticket for the 22nd Annual World Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off. Not only is this a great deal, by participating you will help support the moral, psychological, intellectual, vocational and physical development of Galveston County’s Children!

At the festival, the cost is $10 per plate to dine on the main attraction – the annual wild game cook-off – and the food is beyond delicious, with something for every palate. The friendly competition of this competitive cooking event invites backyard chefs to show off their culinary skills.

There will be a free fun Kid’s area Saturday, May 12th, 12 noon-5pm. Saturday’s event also features live entertainment, free arts and crafts, moonwalks, and a petting zoo plus vendors selling everything from island and fishing apparel to Hawaiian shaved ice, children’s toys, specialty cigars and more. There will also be a silent auction.

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It is free to browse the event. There will be food and beverages for sale. Ticket sales are discounted online.


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