In a little over a month we’ll be hosting our biggest Texas Monthly BBQ Festival yet, with twenty-five pitmasters from around the state bringing their barbecue to Austin. It’s the fifth annual event in a series that’s proven very popular. This year was no different with the VIP tickets selling out in just minutes last week. There are still some general admission tickets left, so pluck them up because they won’t last long.

This year we’ll be doing things a little differently. It’s still all you can eat, but there’ll be a bit more room to roam. In the past, all of the pitmasters’ tents were located on the large porch of the Long Center, but on September 14th the lower lawn area will also hold some of the pitmasters. This allows festival goers to have more room to stretch out, especially after they’ve consumed barbecue from twenty-five of the best barbecue joints in Texas.

Watch Aaron Franklin prepare and serve barbecue at last year’s festival:

BBQ with Franklin Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2013 from Stuart McSpadden on Vimeo.

Here is a full list of the barbecue joints that will be represented in 2014:

Black’s Barbecue
Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q
City Meat Market
Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
Cousin’s Bar-B-Q
Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company
Franklin Barbecue*
The Granary ‘Cue & Brew
Hatfield’s BBQ
Hays Co. Bar-B-Que
Hutchins BBQ
Killen’s Barbecue
La Barbecue
Lambert’s Downtown Barbecue
Lockhart Smokehouse
Louie Mueller Barbecue*
Miller’s Smokehouse
Opie’s Barbecue
Pecan Lodge*
Pody’s BBQ
Snow’s BBQ*
Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
Two Bros. BBQ Market
Tyler’s Barbeque

Get those last few tickets here, and we’ll see you in September.

*Denotes a Top 4 BBQ joint from the 2013 Top 50 list