22nd Annual Wild Game Cookoff

May 11th-12th
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 21 years of the event, and now entering its 22nd year, the Yaga’s Children’s Fund has allocated an excess of $1,000,000 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 !

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

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Photos from Yagas Childrens Fund Inc.'s post

Meat House BBQ! Thanks for your support!

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If you missed these guys performing yesterday, you missed one of the best surprises of the event! Awesome kids and an awesome performance! Blown away by their performance! Let’s do it again next ... See more

Had such a great time at the Yaga Children’s Fund in Galveston yesterday, thanks to everyone who came out!! Now onto the next one 🤘🏻♥️




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Such an amazing night and weekend. Thank you to everyone who attended. It really is all for the kids and we couldn’t of done it without every single one of you.

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