Best of the West Rib Cook-Off ~ Victorian Square ~ Sparks, NV ~ August 27-September 1, 2008

Good Gosh! It’s RIB WEEK! I have to remember to put out the orange cones in front of the house so I have parking when I get home from work. My neighborhood smells SO GOOD when those smokers start up.

Just googled and here is the website ~ Best of the West Rib Cook-Off…All food booths will be open from 11:00am–9:00pm, Wednesday–Sunday and from 11:00am–5:00pm on Monday.

Just a note ~ I used a picture from below, and while I linked to their sight, I didn’t ask for permission…so I took the picture and link down. Sorry.
(picture taken from NewToReno)

This year is the 20th year of the cook-off and they will be having RUNNING OF THE PIGS on Friday!

In honor of our 20th year, get ready for the biggest road spectacle this side of Pamplona. See 20 pigs run down a specially designed race course on Victorian Avenue on Friday, August 29, at 11:00am!

Each pig will be sponsored by a local radio station. The winning pig’s sponsor will then make a donation to their selected charity. Come out and support your favorite pigs!

Lots of great entertainment ~ we’ll be walking down to listen to Mumbo Gumbo on Saturday and Night Ranger on Sunday.

They’ll be having a Photograph Contest this year ~ Here is a link to the rules.

Take your best shot! A photo contest is open to anyone over age 21 during this year’s Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. Take a digital photo of what you think best represents the annual Rib Cook-off experience. We’ll pick the best and reward that person with a one-night stay, dinner for two and show for two!

How does it work?

Enter your best digital photo from the Rib Cook-off
We select the finalists
You score the finalists
Highest average score wins

Submit your photo by September 5th at 5pm, then vote for your favorites photos on starting September 8th. The photo contest ends September 15th and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter. Please read the complete rules below before submitting your photo.

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Hot August Nights Cruising 2008 ~ Victorian Square ~ Sparks, NV

Hi all! I have about 20+ pictures of Hot August Nights’ cars that were on the controlled cruise Saturday night in Sparks. They loop around Victorian Square…15th to B to 11th (?) then in front of the movie theatre. It was really packed on B Street (all you newbies to the area…that would be Victorian Avenue for you) so I found a spot between the movie theatre and the Silver Club’s hotel, behind the casino.

Here we go ~

These four are part of the static displays…don’t think they went cruising. I just love that black Chevy truck. The pink T-bird is cute.

Let the cruising begin!