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TM BBQ Fest | BBQ World's Fair

Celebrate the big, wide world of BBQ on the streets of downtown Lockhart—the BBQ Capital of Texas!

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Downtown Lockhart 110 S Main St Lockhart, TX 78644

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Texas Monthly is excited to bring TM BBQ Fest to the city of Lockhart, the BBQ Capital of Texas! On November 5-6, the historical downtown and Lockhart City Park will create the backdrop for an expanded weekend festival, designed to celebrate many aspects of Texas barbecue.

RSVP for FREE! (VIP Wristbands are SOLD OUT.)


In the streets of downtown Lockhart, this event celebrates the big, wide world of BBQ—featuring food, drinks, live music, cooking demos, and a marketplace. Featured joints will showcase international and creative flavors, plus a lineup of curated taquerias. Market vendors will include metalworks, crafts, sauces, rubs, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Bring cash/card for food, drink, market purchases. VIP wristbands for barbecue joints can be purchased in advance. See details below.

  • VIP WRISTBAND (SOLD OUT): For $50, guests can buy a VIP wristband to get exclusive access to tastings from the featured joints between 12-2pm. Quantity is limited. (Update: VIP Wristbands are sold out.)
  • WEEKEND BUNDLES (SOLD OUT): Save $10 when you bundle a Saturday wristband with tickets for Sunday's Top 50 Picnic. Bundle options are available for purchase on the Top 50 Picnic Eventbrite page. (Update: Because Saturday VIP Wristbands are sold out, Weekend Bundles are also sold out. Tickets for Sunday's Top 50 Picnic are still available. Purchase here.)
  • VENDORS: Applications for marketplace vendors are closed. Participants will be announced in September. For any questions, email
  • VOLUNTEERS: We are accepting event volunteers to join our crew for 4 hour shifts from Friday, November 4 to Sunday, November 6. Event volunteers get free t-shirt and GA ticket to the Top 50 Picnic on Sunday. Sign up here. Deadline is October 15, 2022. For questions, email us at
  • UPDATES: Follow this event on Facebook for real-time updates, including line up of food, music, and more.


Feeding Texas is the official beneficiary of TM BBQ Fest events. We’re proud to join the unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. Ticket sales will support donations to Feeding Texas and the network of food banks across the state, and additional contributions can be made on the Feeding Texas website.


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Special thanks to our 2022 sponsors!

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