For the fifth straight year, Smoked BBQ Fest, the festival lauded by foodies and music fans alike will bring some of the best pitmasters in Texas to DFW denizens. Smoked BBQ Fest will take place in Dallas on Saturday, Sept. 22 with an all-day party at Main Street Garden Park (1902 Main St.)

Smoked also expands to Fort Worth for the first time this year for a Texas-sized food fest in front of the Livestock Exchange Building at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards (131 E. Exchange Ave.) on Saturday, Oct. 13. The festival organizers recently announced a full music lineup for both events and complete lists of pitmasters appearing at both events, and new on-site activities.

Smoked BBQ Fest has already built a name for itself in Dallas as a finger-lickin’, foot-stompin’ good time. Every year, pitmasters from across the wide Texas expanse join forces to smoke cook and serve some savory meats all while benefiting Café Momentum in Dallas and Cops for Kids in Fort Worth.

This year’s Smoked BBQ Fest’s slate of barbeque masters boasts dozens of Texas’ most celebrated and critically lauded BBQ joints.







These noted pitmasters will be joined by an array of amazing musical artists bringing their talents to heart of Texas for each event, including Eleven Hundred Springs, Mike and The Moonpies and, Dean Fearing and The Lost Coyote Band at Smoked Dallas while Adam Hood, alt-country group The Vandoliers and Brandon Steadman will perform at Smoked Fort Worth. Smoked Fort Worth will also feature up-and-coming Texas acts on the Summerfield at Tate Farms Stage, including Charlie J. Memphis, Simon Flory, Chris Erickson, and Joshua Ray Walker. Family-friendly fun can be had with the Trailer Park Olympics in Dallas featuring, armadillo races, a mechanical bull, chicken shit bingo and a butt sketch caricature artist. Smoked Fort Worth will include pony rides, longhorn photos and free entrance to the Stockyards Museum.


General Admission passes to the event are $50 in advance and allow for entry into the festival at 2 p.m., along with three hours of complimentary BBQ tastings, live music and games. General Admission Children’s Passes for those ages six to twelve are $10. Children under five get in free. VIP Passes to the event are $90 in advance and allow for entry into the festival at 1 p.m. for an extra hour of exclusive BBQ tastings. Upon arrival, VIP pass holders receive two complimentary drink coupons, access to the premium VIP area with a VIP bar and VIP restroom.

Tickets to Smoked BBQ Fest’s Dallas and Fort Worth events are available now at


(Disclaimer: Our tickets to the event are media passes, and all opinions are our own.)