24th Annual Wild Game Cookoff

May 8th-9th 2020
Pier 21, Galveston Island
21st and Harborside Drive


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 23 years of the event, and now entering its 24th 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!

Thank You to all of our 2020 Sponsors and Teams !

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Not So TenderLoin Cookers

Shared from Not so Tenderloin Cookers!

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Wild Game 2019

23rd Annual Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off

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First place chicken, War Pig!

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Let’s go!

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ROZY is out here, rain is gone, drinks are flowing. It’s not too late to come hang out. See y’all here!

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Photos from Yagas Childrens Fund Inc.'s post

No better way to spend a rainy afternoon... covered patio, cold beer, and live entertainment!

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Photos from Yagas Childrens Fund Inc.'s post

Some new items in the silent auction!!

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Our Silent Auction has is up and running till 5pm! Lots of good stuff! Come see us!