Early bird tickets to the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest are on sale now through Monday, July 9 for the annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend, returning to Austin November 3–4.

BBQ Fest

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend Events:


Saturday, November 3 / 11 a.m.–1 p.m. / Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

Hardcore barbecue fans rejoice—the ‘Cue Course is back! For the second year, Texas Monthly partners with Texas A&M University’s Animal Science Department for a workshop that dives deep into the secrets of meat science. Hosted at Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, the event will also feature a loaded BBQ menu and private tours of on-site smokers.



Saturday, November 3 / 6–9 p.m. / Franklin Barbecue

Join us for the first-ever Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Franklin & Friends event, hosted by James Beard Winner Aaron Franklin. He’ll be smokin’ alongside another renowned Texas pitmaster, as well as two celebrated out-of-state pitmasters. There will be live-fire cooking, cold beer, and an experience unlike any other.



Sunday, November 4 / 1–4 p.m. (VIP entry at noon) / Long Center for the Performing Arts

The 9th annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest returns, inviting the magazine’s latest list of Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas. This year, we’re asking each pit to bring a side or dessert! Welcome this year’s newcomer, Pitmaster Reid Guess of Guess Family Barbecue in Waco. As always, we will be serving up cold beer, cocktails, live music, and more!


Stay tuned for more announcements in the months ahead. For more information and to purchase early bird tickets, visit texasmonthly.com/tmbbqfest. Follow along on Twitter @tmbbq. #TMBBQFest

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