Austin’s beloved Hot Luck Festival is returning for its fifth year, promising a unique blend of mouthwatering food, soul-stirring music, and a warm sense of community. From May 25 to 28, attendees will gather to celebrate their shared love for great food and good company. This year, Hot Luck is introducing exciting additions to its lineup, including a happy hour at Birdie’s featuring Eric Wareheim’s wine company, Las Jaras Wines, and a new Friday night main food event, Big Top at Fair Market.

On Friday, May 26, Hot Luck will team up with renowned chef Eric Wareheim, who participated in Al Fuego, for a delightful happy hour at Birdie’s, the beloved neighborhood joint from Hi, How Are You? chef participants Tracy Malechek-Ezekiel and Arjav Ezekiel. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to mingle, savor samples of Las Jaras Wines, and enjoy more delectable surprises. Although the happy hour is not included in the Whole Enchilada pass, separate tickets are available for purchase, and everyone is welcome to join the festivities.

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Adding to the excitement, Hot Luck introduces its newest food event, Big Top, on Friday. Taking inspiration from the joyous atmosphere of carnivals and fairs, Big Top will be held at Fair Market, offering guests an enchanting night filled with games, laughter, and, of course, incredible flavors from some of the most talented culinary minds in the country.

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While the full weekend Whole Enchilada passes have sold out, food and music enthusiasts can still grab a la carte tickets to various events, such as Hi, How Are You?, Big Top, Al Fuego, and individual music concerts. These tickets are available for purchase at, but supplies are limited, so it’s best to secure them promptly.

To stay up to date with all the exciting developments leading up to Hot Luck Festival 2023, be sure to follow Hot Luck on Facebook and Instagram at @hotluckfest. Prepare your taste buds and get ready for an unforgettable weekend filled with culinary wonders, toe-tapping beats, and a shared sense of camaraderie at Hot Luck Festival 2023.