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 !

1 hour ago
Photos from Yagas Childrens Fund Inc.'s post

Think your Cook-Off Team has what it takes to be a CHAMPION? Register your team TODAY into the 22nd Annual Yaga's Childrens Fund Wild Game Cook-Off to find out!

Register Here: ... See more

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21 hours ago
vaultpokerclub.com

Don't forget, Vault Poker Club is hosting the YCF Chip Championship tomorrow night! Proceeds benefiting YCF! Can't wait to see y'all there!

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Yaga's Childrens Fund Cory Morrow Concert Presented By TEAM FOOS

Tickets are still AVAILABLE! Be sure to purchase yours TODAY!

Come watch Cory Morrow perform LIVE on Friday, May 11, 2018 on Pier 21. Enjoy the view of the Harbor while he performs. There will be drinks, food, dancing, singing, cooking and much more! We hope to ... See more

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6 days ago

Looking for a great date night?!? Bring your significant other to the Cory Morrow Concert on Friday, May 11th for great LIVE music, cold drinks and an amazing night.

Purchase tickets for just $15: ... See more

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1 week ago
9th Annual Run Wild 5K

Do you love to run/walk, support a GREAT cause, drink and eat!? Well the Run Wild 5K is for you! For just $25 you can!

Check out all the details and REGISTER today!

Run WILD with the Yagas Childrens Fund Inc. on Saturday, May 12 along the Galveston Seawall! This family-friendly walk/run is a noncompetitive event for Wild Things of all ages before they head down ... See more

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CASA of Galveston County

Another awesome beneficiary of the Wild Game Cook-off....COME COOK WITH US!

Anything helps and it's All For The Kids!

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Assistance League of the Bay Area

Check out this clip of the Assistance League of the Bay Area, a beneficiary of the Yaga'sa Children's Fund.

Be sure to buy your tickets today and give back to the kids in the community! ... See more

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1 week ago

Hope you guys all made it out to the Children’s Festival today! Be sure to come to the Wild Game Cook-Off May 11-12th! It’s all for the kids!

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2 weeks ago
Team Info – Yaga's Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off

TICKET GIVEAWAY! Tag ALL your cooking buddies in the comments for a chance to 10 WIN Cory Morrow Concert Tickets - Brought to you by TEAM FOOS! If your friends sign up a new team THIS WEEK, we will ... See more

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Yaga's Childrens Fund Cory Morrow Concert Presented By TEAM FOOS

Thank you TEAM FOOS for being this year's Concert Sponsor! We are so pumped to work with you guys this year!

Be sure to purchase your $15 Cory Morrow Concert ticket - Provided by TEAM FOOS today!

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