Fremont Street Experience and Nevada Barbecue Associationto Host 2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships

Fremont Street Experience in conjunction with the Nevada Barbecue Association will host the 2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships in downtown Las Vegas on Dec. 13 and 14. This year, the competition will be fierce as cooks fire up the grills once again for an even bigger, better and tastier competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

“The quality of competition displayed at last year’s inaugural Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships was really a crowd pleaser and we knew this event would have to become a tradition at Fremont Street Experience,” said Jeff Victor, president at Fremont Street Experience. “It is an honor to have a second-year event sanctioned by Kansas City Barbecue Society and we’re sure this will fire up competitors to step up to the plate once again and bring their best barbecue forward. We invite the public to taste the delicious results for themselves.”

The event will feature a Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Dec. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. and Barbecue Cook-Off on Saturday, Dec. 14 beginning at noon, both at the intersection of Fremont & 3rd Street. The public is invited to enjoy delicious samples of chili, ribs, chicken, brisket and pork during the two-day event as guests will be able to purchase the food from some of the best cowboy cooks around.

Patrons will have the power to determine the “People’s Choice” winner by purchasing 2 oz. sampling cups for $1 each.  Every 10 samples purchased earns 1 ticket to vote for the People’s Choice. Additional private judging will be held to award first, second and third place in various categories. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, at 6 p.m. on the 3rd Street stage.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historical downtown Las Vegas. In 1995, Fremont Street was closed to vehicular traffic and a giant screen was suspended 90-feet over the street to display spectacular light and sound shows on its 1,500 foot surface. The 12.5 million lights of the Viva Vision screen dazzle 365 nights a year and make the Fremont Street Experience a one-of-a-kind venue. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants, specialty retail and free nightly entertainment, the Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online atwww.vegasexperience.com.