Three straight days of barbeque kick off the rodeo. The World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest starts today and runs through Saturday.
More than 250 teams will compete. Tents are invitation only, but anyone with a ticket into NRG Park can get a complimentary sandwich plate at the Chuck Wagon. The carnival is open from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Reporter Ruben Dominguez caught up with some of the teams competing in the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest.