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Texas Monthly BBQ Fest: Road Trip Edition

Hit the open road with Texas Monthly and Daniel Vaughn from October 9-17, 2021—60+ barbecue joints, ten days, and three pit stop events. Let's ride.

On Sale August 9

As we get ready for the release of Texas Monthly’s latest edition of the Top 50 barbecue joints lists, we’re taking our beloved annual barbecue festival on the road. Texas Monthly BBQ Fest: Road Trip Edition will feature a series of three Pit Stop events from the Rio Grande Valley to the Panhandle, while celebrating barbecue joints in every corner of the state with Texas Monthly BBQ Week, which features special prices and menu items at more than 60 joints statewide.

Tickets for the Pit Stop events are on sale Monday, August 9. Limited availability.

Only TM BBQ Club members get early access to purchase tickets starting on Friday, August 6. Not a member? Join by August 5 to get this perk.

Like the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest on Facebook for the latest updates!

 

See you on the road!

Taste the best barbecue bites during TM BBQ Week.

Hang out with barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn at the Pit Stop events.

Only TM BBQ Club members—aka BBQ FREAKS—get early bird ticket access!

Each Pit Stop event features four regional pitmasters.

Don’t miss out on special menu items during TM BBQ Week.

Music from Shinyribs featured at the Pit Stop @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ.

TM BBQ Week

October 9-17, 2021

Experience the ultimate barbecue restaurant week! 60+ participating barbecue joints will offer special menu items and/or pricing for a limited time.

No tickets needed. Just bring your appetite and your ride, and hit the open road!

Like the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest on Facebook for the latest updates and information on participating restaurants.

Pit Stop Events

October 10 • October 13 • October 17

While TM BBQ Week is taking place across the state, experience TM BBQ Fest in your own neck of the woods at three Pit Stop events, serving the best of barbecue in East Texas, the Panhandle, and the Rio Grande Valley! Tickets are on sale Monday, August 9. Limited availability.

Only TM BBQ Club members get early access to purchase tickets starting on Friday, August 6. Not a member? Join by August 5 to get this perk.

 

Sunday, October 10

Pit Stop @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ

Join us in Tyler, Texas for an afternoon of ‘cue, drinks, and good times. This family-friendly affair will feature live music from Shinyribs with eats from:

  • Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ (Pitmaster: Nick Pencis)
  • Joseph’s Riverport BBQ (Pitmaster: Stephen Joseph)
  • Sunbird BBQ (Pitmaster: Bryan Bingham)
  • Plus, a very Special Guest Pitmaster!

Tickets are $65 and includes food. Cash bar. Tickets for kids 6-10 are $25. Kids under 6 are free. 

Mark yourself as “going” or “interested” in  this event on Facebook for the latest updates!

12-4pm

Wednesday, October 13

Pit Stop @ Evie Mae's Pit Barbeque

Calling all hardcore ‘cue fans! Get an insider’s look at live fire cooking and meat science, with a behind-the-scenes tour from folks at Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque near Lubbock, Texas. Enjoy a seated dinner with a lively ‘Cue & A’ panel between barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn and four West Texas pitmasters:

  • Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque (Pitmaster: Arnis Robbins)
  • Tyler’s BBQ (Pitmaster: Tyler Frazier/Kaly Wallace)
  • Reijino BBQ (Pitmaster: Aaron Reijino)
  • Pitforks & Smokerings (Pitmaster: Issac Arrellano) 

Tickets are $150 and includes a sit down dinner. Ages 21+ only.

Mark yourself as “going” or “interested” in  this event on Facebook for the latest updates!

6-9pm

Sunday, October 17

Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square

Join us in Brownsville, Texas for an afternoon of ‘cue, drinks, and good times. This family-friendly affair will feature live music and eats from:

  • Smoking Oak (Pitmaster: Mario Domingues Jr.)
  • Teddy’s BBQ (Pitmaster: Joel & Jesse Garcia)
  • Smoking Moon (Pitmaster: Joseph Salinas)
  • Vera’s Backyard BBQ (Pitmaster: Armando Vera) 

Tickets are $65 and includes food. Cash bar. Tickets for kids 6-10 are $25. Kids under 6 are free. 

Mark yourself as “going” or “interested” in  this event on Facebook for the latest updates!

12-4pm

FAQs

TM BBQ Week
When and where is TM BBQ Week?

TM BBQ Week takes place from October 9-17, 2021 at various locations during the operating hours of participating BBQ joints.

What joints are participating in TM BBQ Week?

There are 60+ participating BBQ joints across the state. Like Texas Monthly BBQ Fest on Facebook to be the first to know when we announce the list!

General Event Info
When are the three Pit Stop events during Texas Monthly BBQ Fest: Road Trip Edition?

The three Pit Stop events will take place on October 10 from 12-4pm (Tyler, Texas); October 13 from 6-9pm (Wolfforth, Texas); and October 17 from 12-4pm (Brownsville, Texas).

Where are the 2021 BBQ Fest Pit Stop events?

The 2021 BBQ Fest Pit Stop events will be held at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ in Tyler, TX; Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque in Wolfforth, TX; and Brownsville Market Square in Brownsville, TX.

What are the COVID procedures for BBQ Week and the Pit Stop events?

Please follow the local and business enforced safety guidelines for participating restuarants during BBQ Week. For the Pit Stop events, Texas Monthly will be adhering to local guidelines and CDC recommendations.

Will Daniel Vaughn be at the Pit Stop events?

Yes! He’ll be there, so don’t miss your opportunity to mingle with the TM barbecue editor.

What happens if it rains during the Pit Stop events?

The show will go on rain or shine! We have a great rain plan to ensure you’ll get your fill of barbecue regardless of the weather. But if it makes you feel better, feel free to check out Texas Monthly BBQ Fest on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates about the event.

Are dogs/pets allowed at the Pit Stop events?

No. Only service dogs will be allowed on property.

Are the Pit Stop events kid-friendly?

The Pit Stop events at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ in Tyler and at Market Square in Brownsville are for BBQ fans of all ages. Tickets for children ages 6-10 and under are available at a discounted price. Children under 6 are free. However, the Pit Stop event at Evie Mae’s in Wolfforth is ages 21 and up.

Are the Pit Stop events wheelchair accessible?

Yes! If you have any questions or would like any information on ADA access and accommodations, please email: [email protected]

Will you accept a debit or credit card at the Pit Stop events?

Yes, the cash bars will accept a debit or credit card. Food will be included with the purchase of your ticket.

Can I smoke at the Pit Stop events?

No. The only smoking going on will be in the BBQ pits. Smoking will not be permitted on the grounds.

Will there be medical staff on site?

There will be public and private security, as well as medical staff on site for the duration of the event. If you need any assistance go to the medical tent, locate the closest security guard, or BBQ Fest Staff member.

Will there be a lost and found?

After the events, please email: [email protected] to inquire about lost items. Texas Monthly will not be held responsible for unclaimed items.

How do I get press credentials to cover the event?

Please submit your press request to Tori Mohn at [email protected] We’ll review submissions and will follow up.

Who should I contact with any general inquiries?

For general inquiries, please email [email protected]

Pit Stop @ Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ
When is the event Pit Stop @ Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ and where is it located?

The event is Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 12-4pm. The event is located at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ at 525 S. Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX 75702.

What’s included with a Pit Stop @ Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ ticket?

All food and music are included. There will be a cash bar on site.

Will there be ATM access at the event?

No. Please bring cash or card for any additional purchases such as drinks or vendor merchandise.

Where should I park when I arrive?

There will be street parking at or nearby the venue.

Pit Stop @ Evie Mae's Barbeque
When is the event Pit Stop @ Evie Mae's Pit Barbeque and where is it located?

The event is Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 6-9pm. The event is located at Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque at 217 US-62, Wolfforth, TX 79382

What’s included with a Pit Stop @ Evie Mae's Pit Barbeque ticket?

This event includes a 60-minute educational course lead by BBQ experts followed by pit tours, a hearty BBQ sit down dinner, and a panel discussion with pitmasters and Daniel Vaughn.

Where should I park when I arrive?

There will be free parking in the Evie Mae’s parking lot.

Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square
When is the event Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square and where is it located?

The event is Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 12-4pm. The event is located at 1150 Market Square St. in Brownsville, TX 78520.

What’s included with a Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square ticket?

All food and music are included. There will be a cash bar on site.

Will there be ATM access at the event?

No. Please bring cash for any additional purchases such as drinks or vendor merchandise.

Where should I park when I arrive?

There will be street parking at or at a lot near the venue.

General Ticketing Info
When do tickets go on sale?

Early access pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, August 6, 2021, and is available exclusively to TM BBQ Club members.

Regular sale begins 10 a.m. CT on Monday, August 9, 2019, 2021.

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets will be available for purchase soon!

How much does it cost to attend?

BBQ Week: Free!

Pit Stop @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ, GA: $65 (Ages 10+)
Pit Stop @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ, Children: $25 (Ages 6-10)

Pit Stop @ Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque: $150 (Ages 21+)

Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square, GA: $65 (Ages 10+)
Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square, Children: $25 (Ages 6-10)

*NOTE: Tickets for children 6 and under are free

 

Will each event require separate ticket?

Yes! Each event is a la carte and will require a separate ticket. Please see ticket pricing above.

Is there a discount for children?

Yes. Tickets for children 6 and under are available at a discounted rate; however you must purchase a child ticket through the online ticketing service to reserve your child’s spot in case of a sellout. See above for ticket prices.

What is included with the purchase of a Pit Stop @ Stanley's Pit Famous Bar-B-Q ticket?

The Pit Stop @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ ticket includes food from up to four separate barbecue joints. Cash bar.

What is included with the purchase of a Pit Stop @ Evie Mae's Barbeque ticket?

The Pit Stop @ Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque ticket includes a sit down dinner, served by four separate barbecue joints.

What is included with the purchase of a Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square ticket?

The Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square ticket includes food from up to four separate barbecue joints. Cash bar.

Are tickets refundable? 

No, tickets are non-refundable once purchased. You can always transfer your tickets to someone else if you are unable to attend via Eventbrite.

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