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2023 Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Benefiting Feeding Texas in Lockhart is a Wrap

Next year, the annual festival will return to the Barbecue Capital of Texas during the first weekend of November.

Thank you to everyone that attended and participated in Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2023. In November, 12,000 attendees from around Texas, the U.S., and the globe gathered in the BBQ Capital of Texas for two days of smoked meats, live music, and more. Through ticket sales, raffles, and support from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Rambler Sparkling Water, the festival helped raise over $43,000 for Feeding Texas and the network of food banks.

Checkout the highlights from this year’s fest in the recap video below! And head over to our Flickr to see photos from this year’s BBQ World’s Fair and Top 50 Picnic.

Missed out on merch? Snag a commemorative 2023 tee or poster on our Cotton Bureau storefront!

Thanks to Jim Beam for sponsoring our 2023 recap video. Videography by Resolute Media.


Texas Monthly BBQ Fest will return to Lockhart on November 2-3, 2024. Make sure to follow @TMBBQFest on Instagram for updates.

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