23rd Annual Wild Game Cookoff

May 10th-11th 2019
Pier 21, Galveston Island
21st and Harborside Drive

History

The cook-off began in 1997 with the intention of creating a family oriented two-day event in the downtown district. Yaga’s Children’s Fund grew each year, and in 2002 twenty-three teams participated with an attendance of over 3,000 people across three city blocks and were able to raise $20,000 towards that year’s charities. That year Yaga’s Children’s Fund 501-(c)(3) non-profit was formed and was expanded to its current location on Pier 21.

Throughout the 22 years of the event, and now entering its 23rd year, the Yaga’s Children’s Fund has allocated an excess of $1,300,000 for Galveston County children’s charities. The current volunteer board works hard year-round to fund numerous charities with the assistance of generous sponsors and cook teams. The Wild Game BBQ Cook-off is now the premiere spring event in downtown Galveston!

Throughout its history, for every dollar in sponsorships the fund receives, it has paid to charity $1.20. Also, the fund continues to hold its expense ratio below 11%, which allows for an 89% payout!

Delicious Food, Fun Time and a Great Cause!

2016 Beneficiaries Gallery

2017 Wild Game Winners

2017 Overall Winners
2017 Overall Winners, Hardwood Cookers

Thank You to all of our 2018 Sponsors and Teams !

2 days ago
Yaga's Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off – Yaga's Children's Fund

Teams are signing up FAST. Don't miss out and be sure to register your team TODAY!

We can't wait for our 23RD year of giving back to our community!

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2 weeks ago
Team Registration : Yaga's Children's Fund : Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off

Teams are filling their spaces fast! Be sure to register your team today to reserve a spot at this year's cook-off!

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2 weeks ago

Raffle tickets are now for sale! Be sure to contact a board member to snag yours today! They will sell out!

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3 weeks ago
Team Info, Rules, Forms etc. – Yaga's Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off

Only 2.5 months until this year's COOK-OFF! Be sure to register your team today!

Each 20×30 booth (includes 5 team t-shirts)$300.00 eachExtra Team T-Shirts$10.00 eachCategories include:FajitasSeafoodChickenChef’s ChoiceBrisketWild Game (Mandatory)

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3 weeks ago
Become a Sponsor – Yaga's Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off

Interested in sponsoring this year's event? Check out all the different levels here!

Each 20×30 booth (includes 5 team t-shirts)$300.00 eachExtra Team T-Shirts$10.00 eachCategories include:FajitasSeafoodChickenChef’s ChoiceBrisketWild Game (Mandatory)

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3 weeks ago
Team Registration : Yaga's Children's Fund : Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off

Registration is now OPEN for the 2019 Cook-Off! We can't wait to see everyone there!

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1 month ago

OMG! It’s that time! YCF Inc. welcomes our first team registration for our 23rd annual Wild Game Cook-Off! Capt. Durty’s Meat! The first team to register this year!!!!!! Thank You So Much!

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5 months ago
Become a Beneficiary – Yaga's Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off

BENEFICIARIES! The application guidelines are now up on the website for the 2019 Yaga's Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off!

We can't wait to work with all of you at this years event!

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10 months ago

Will you guys post the results so we can look at other tickets?

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