Festivals

CANCELLED: May 8th-9th: YaGa’s Wild Game Cook-Off & Festival

May 8th-9th, come to Pier 21, at 21st and Harborside Drive in Galveston, for a “Wild Time” at the 24th Annual Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cook-off! 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 a 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, and a 5K. 

Visit ycfund.org to register your team, get involved as an event volunteer or buy tickets to our exclusive Friday night sponsor party with live music.

Run wild with the Yaga’s Children’s Fund Inc. on Saturday, May 9th along the Galveston Seawall. This family-friendly walk/run is a non-competitive 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 a t-shirt, souvenir event koozie, and a dinner ticket for the 23rd 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! The run starts in front of Beerfoot Brewing, 2816 Ave. R 1/2, Galveston.

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 9th, 12 noon-5pm sponsored by UTMB Health Pediatrics. 

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, face painting, Galveston Ballet dancers, Ball High Tornettes, and Ryan’s RazMaTazz Galveston Dolphin!

For more info and tickets go to ycfund.org. All proceeds from this annual event benefit various children’s charities of Galveston County.

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

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