Hot Luck Fest has recently set its return dates for 2022. The Live Food and Music Experience will be back Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 – 29, safely across various venues in Austin Texas.

The coveted all-in Whole Enchilada passes are on sale now and are now discounted for a limited time at With a previous value of $700 value, will now be available for $450 at this time. The pass allows you early access to the main food events, entry into every music show and it’s the only way into Hot Luck’s fabled industry kickoff on Thursday night, giving you a chance to hang with chefs and enjoy an intimate festival experience.

Founded by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, Hot Luck brings together some of Franklin’s favorite chefs and musicians from all over North America and beyond. It’s a weekend where chefs come down to Austin to participate in this culinary summer camp and cook like they would for their friends in their backyard. Talent will be announced in early 2022, when individual event tickets will also go on sale.

Hot Luck is excited to bring back the popular family pack where kids under 12 get in free with the purchase of two adult Whole Enchilada passes. We also have special pricing for young bucks (ages 13-20), and kids (under 12) if purchased a la carte.

The fest is proud to benefit the Southern Smoke organization. Franklin has long admired his good friend Chris Shepherd’s important work for the betterment of the food and beverage industry via the non-profit organization and its annual Houston event. Earlier this year, Hot Luck crafted its official beer in collaboration with Karbach Brewing. Horseshoe Pilsner is now available across Texas with portions of proceeds from sales going to Southern Smoke.

For more information, please visit us at and follow Hot Luck on Facebook and Instagram at @hotluckfest.

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