May 09 - 10 2014
18th Annual Wild Game Championship and Barbeque Co...

18th Annual Wild Game Championship and Barbeque Co...

Presented by Yaga's Entertainment, Inc. at Pier 21

The 18th Annual Wild Game Championship and Barbeque Cook-off benefiting the Yaga’s Children’s Fund will be held Friday, May 9th & Saturday, May 10th at Pier 21, off Harborside Drive on beautiful Galveston Island.

Everyone is invited to participate. 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 ‘ole fashion fun, fellowship and food.

All proceeds benefit various children’s charities of Galveston County.

Past events have raised over $100,000 for 29 charities including Gulf Coast Big Brothers& Big Sisters, Family Service Center of Galveston County, Boy Scouts, Resource and Crisis Center, and Hospice Care Team, to name a few.

The two-day, family-oriented event kicks off Friday evening at the Sponsor Party.

Festivities include an appetizing fajita buffet, free flowing beer, a huge silent auction and a chance to preview the chefs at work. Come out and enjoy the fun while listening to great Texas music from live local bands, and, peruse the silent auction featuring items for everyone.

Saturday begins with the “Run Wild 5K” at 8:00am, starting at Float Patio & Pool Bar (2828 Seawall Blvd). Entry fee is $40 and includes T-shirt, souvenir koozie and cup, and dinner ticket at main event site. Registration is available now online at

Saturday afternoon at Pier 21, festival-goers of all ages can stroll freely among the rows of smoking pits competing in five cooking divisions: Chicken, Ribs, Brisket, Seafood, a Ladies category and of course: Wild Game. First through fifth place finishes will be awarded in each division as well as a trophy going to the cook team with best showmanship.

The Kid’s Area is open on the Saturday, May 10, from noon to 5 p.m. and includes moonwalks, arts and crafts, face painting, Pets on Wheels, DJ 4-Real, the Diva Stars and a petting zoo, all free of charge! Come out and enjoy all the fun!

Hungry? Volunteers will be selling mouth-watering barbeque sandwiches for a nominal fee. While eating, relax and enjoy more great music from talented local bands.

For more information, to register your cook team, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets for the Friday night sponsor party, please call (409) 692-0296 or visit our website at  By supporting the Yaga’s Children’s Fund, you are helping us to help our children.

Admission Info

Friday Night Sponsor Party
Admission provided for sponsors $75 and higher

Run Wild along the Seawall!
Saturday, May 10th – 8:00am
Starts at Float Patio & Pool Bar
2828 Seawall Blvd
Galveston TX 77550
Registration Fee: $40

Call for information about BBQ costs.

Phone: (409) 692-0296


Dates & Times

2014/05/09 - 2014/05/10

Additional time info:

Friday Night Sponsor Party:
6:00 p.m. Gates Open, Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m. Dinner Begins

Run Wild along the Seawall!
Saturday, May 10th – 8:00am
Starts at Float Patio & Pool Bar
2828 Seawall Blvd
Galveston TX 77550

Wild Game Cookoff & Kid's Fun Area:
Saturday, May 10th

Location Info

Pier 21

2100 Harborside Dr., Galveston, TX 77550