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Texas Monthly BBQ Festival Increases Price, Set For Oct. 30

Last year's Texas Monthly BBQ Fest.
Last year's Texas Monthly BBQ Fest.
Photo: Paula Forbes / EATX

Texas Monthly has announced that their second annual BBQ Fest will be October 30 from noon to 5:00. And it's a lot more expensive than last year's (admittedly super cheap) $15! VIP tickets go on sale June 8, cost $118, and get you into the festival an hour earlier than everyone else. (You also get two drink tickets, a t-shirt, and a subscription to Texas Monthly.) General admission costs $58 and go on sale August 10.

Despite the price increase, it's still kind of amazing to consider eating at some of the state's best barbecue places all in one day. Here's the list of participating smokehouses thus far:

Baby J’s Bar-B-Que & Fish
Pitmaster: Jeremiah McKenzie
Palestine

Bertram Bar-B-Que
Pitmaster: Jim Wallace
Bertram

Big Daddy’s Roadhouse BBQ
Pitmaster: Joe Arriga
Lavon

Buzzie’s Bar-b-q
Pitmasters: Tad Honeycutt & Buzzie Hughes
Kerrville

casstevens cash & carry
Pitmaster: Angela Ashley
Lillian

City Meat Market
Pitmaster: Gerald Birkelbach
Giddings

Coleman’s BBQ
Pitmaster: Wayne Coleman
Clarksville

Country Tavern Barbecue
Pitmaster: Toby Pilgrim
Kilgore

Cousin’s Barbecue
Pitmaster: Cliff Payne
Fort Worth

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
Pitmasters: Larry McGuire, Tom Moorman, & Louis Lambert
Austin

Louie Mueller Barbecue
Pitmaster: Wayne Mueller
Taylor

Opie’s Barbecue
Pitmaster: Todd Ashmore
Spicewood

Snow's BBQ
Pitmasters: Tootsie Tomanetz & Kerry Bexley
Lexington

Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q
Pitmasters: Nick Pencis & Jonathan Shaw
Tyler

Taylor Cafe
Pitmaster: Scott Morales
Taylor

TC’s Ponderosa
Pitmaster: Tom Hale
Dickens

Wild Blue B.B.Q.
Pitmaster: Abraham Avila
Los Fresnos

· Texas Monthly BBQ Festival [Official Site]
· Meat, Meat, and More Meat at the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival [-EATX-]

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