Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2018 is Next Month so Get Tickets Now

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Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2018 Happens Nov 3-4 with an Add On ‘Franklin & Friends’ Event

Texas Monthly is excited to announce additional details surrounding its annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival 2018, an event-filled weekend celebration of all things BBQ set to take place on November 3-4 in Austin, Texas. Tickets for this BBQ-filled weekend are available for purchase at TexasMonthly.com/tmbbqfest.

The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest celebrates the award-winning magazine’s latest list of “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” with a weekend full of exciting events. The celebration will kick off on Saturday, November 3, with ‘Cue Course, followed by the first-ever Franklin & Friends event that same day. The main festival itself will take place on Sunday, November 4 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

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Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2018

General Admission tickets for the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest on Sunday are $80 each, and are available for purchase at TexasMonthly.com/tmbbqfest. For those looking for the ultimate festival-going experience, Texas Monthly BBQ Fest ticket buyers should opt for a VIP ticket for just $165, including a one-hour advanced entry, a pair of complimentary drink tickets, annual subscription to Texas Monthly Magazine, and a special Texas Monthly gift. For the hardcore BBQ fans, Texas Monthly offers a 24-hour advanced ticket sale window exclusively for TMBBQ Club members. Membership includes BBQ gear and quarterly BBQ content by Texas Monthly BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn, as well as early access to BBQ event tickets and ticket discounts to other Texas Monthly signature events. To join the TMBBQ Club, visit tmbbqclub.com.

Texas Monthly is also offering several other ticketed events leading up to Texas Monthly BBQ Fest on Sunday, November 4. On Saturday, November 3, the second annual ‘Cue Course, a BBQ educational experience, will take place at Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (6610 N Lamar Blvd) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hosted by Texas Monthly’s Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn, the event will dive deep into barbecue education with a hands-on instructional course from certified instructors from the Texas A&M University Animal Science Department with private pit tours and a loaded BBQ lunch. Tickets to the ‘Cue Course are $95 each, and the ticket price includes complimentary food and beverages.

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2018

Later that Saturday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the BBQ Fest will introduce the first-ever Franklin & Friends event, hosted by James Beard-winner and local pitmaster Aaron Franklin at Franklin Barbecue (900 E 11th St). Attendees can expect an exciting evening of cold beer and live-fire cooking from Franklin himself as well as pitmasters Evan LeRoy of LeRoy & Lewis, Sam Jones of North Carolina’s Sam Jones BBQ, and Bryan and Nikki Furman of B’s Cracklin’s BBQ in Atlanta. Tickets to Franklin & Friends are $95 each, and the ticket price includes complimentary food and beverages.

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2018

Closing out the weekend festivities, the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest will once again return on Sunday, November 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with VIP entry at noon at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. A total of 30 barbecue joints from across the state will come together, making this year one of the largest events to date since the festival’s inception in 2009. This year, each pit has been asked to serve at least two meats, but also one dessert or side dish to round out the hearty menu. The featured BBQ restaurants, all of which are on the magazine’s latest “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” list, will be serving up their delicious BBQ fare. The most recent list, released in the June 2017 issue, was honored by the National Magazine Awards for ‘Best Cover’ with the story entitled “The Golden Age of BBQ,” by BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn and Executive Editor Patricia Sharpe.

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2018

Guests are encouraged to sample as much ‘cue as their stomach will allow, as well as enjoy live music, cold drinks and fun lawn games with attendees of all ages and from across the globe. In addition to the stellar BBQ offerings on-site, the festival will also feature some of the state’s most beloved music performers, including The Madisons, Lavelle White & The L Men, and more.

The current lineup of BBQ participants at this year’s festival includes the following:

TEXAS MONTHLY BBQ FESTIVAL – 2018 LINEUP:

  • 2M Smokehouse (San Antonio)

  • Baker Boys BBQ (Gonzales)

  • Bodacious Bar-B-Q Mobberly (Longview)

  • Cattleack Barbeque (Dallas)

  • Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que (Llano)

  • Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue (Wolfforth)

  • Flores Barbecue (Whitney)

  • Guess Family Barbecue (Waco)

  • Hays Co. Bar-B-Que (San Marcos)

  • Heim Barbecue (Fort Worth)

  • Hutchins BBQ (Frisco/McKinney)

  • Killen’s Barbecue (Pearland)

  • la Barbecue (Austin)

  • Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas)

  • Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor)

  • Micklethwait Craft Meats (Austin)

  • Miller’s Smokehouse (Belton)

  • Pody’s BBQ (Pecos)

  • Roegels Barbecue Co. (Houston)

  • Smolik’s Smokehouse (Mathis)

  • Snow’s BBQ (Lexington)

  • Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ (Tyler)

  • Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (Austin)

  • Stillwater Barbeque (Abilene)

  • Tejas Chocolate Craftory (Tomball)

  • Terry Black’s Barbecue (Austin)

  • Top 5 BBQ (DeSoto)

  • Truth BBQ (Brenham)

  • Tyler’s Barbeque (Amarillo)

  • Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ (Austin)

The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend is sponsored by Big Red, Desert Door Sotol, Legacy Whiskey, Lone Star Beer, The Texas Pie Company, and YETI.

For tickets and information about the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend, visit TexasMonthly.com/tmbbqfest.

ABOUT THE “TOP 50 BEST BBQ JOINTS IN TEXAS” LIST:

The latest list marks the fifth edition of the magazine’s “50 Best” rankings released in the June 2017 issue and was honored by the National Magazine Awards for ‘Best Cover’ with the story entitled “The Golden Age of BBQ,” by BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn and Executive Editor Patricia Sharpe. Not only is the list an indispensable practical guide, it also chronicles Texas’s changing ‘cue scene. Barbecue is more urban than ever, and the joints are younger than ever, as a new generation of entrepreneurs joins the time-honored masters of the craft. Released only every four years, the list is the work of Texas Monthly editors and writers under the direction of the only full-time barbecue editor in the magazine industry, Daniel Vaughn. The crew of some two dozen spent months eating their way across Texas to rank quality ‘cue from nice restaurants to food trucks. For the “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” list, visit: TexasMonthly.com/Top50BBQ.

 

ABOUT TEXAS MONTHLY:

Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. The magazine is known for astute political commentary and compelling longform narrative nonfiction. As a leisure guide, it continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations. Texas Monthly has a reputation for providing its readers with a magazine of the highest editorial and design quality and has won thirteen National Magazine Awards. Founded by Michael R. Levy, the magazine currently has a paid circulation of 300,000 and is read by more than 2,100,000 people each month—one out of seven Texas adults. For more information, visit TexasMonthly.com.

 

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