We’re approaching the end of the Inaugural Season of TX BBQ Trail and it’s time to celebrate! So far this season, We’ve seen over 1800 people register as members, and those members have checked in over 1100 times at your joints throughout the state. We’ve even had a Trailblazer become the first person ever to visit all #Founding50 locations, and he did it in just 5 months! And remember, our members are still out competing for check-ins and points so they can win one of our 3 Grand Prizes supplied by Cen-Tex Smokers.
What Is It?
We plan to award the Grand Prizes at an event this September 17th which we are calling the “TX BBQ Trail Smoke Show” to be hosted at Jester King Brewery just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs TX.
We’d like to invite you to join us on September 16th and 17th for an event celebrating the culmination of Season 1. The BBQ Festival will be on Sunday the 17th from 10am – 4pm on the Jester King grounds. The night prior (Saturday, September 16th) we’d like to treat those who participate to a Pitmaster Appreciation night, where you all can take a break from cooking and enjoy an evening with your fellow pitmasters. (See the Run of Show below for more details.)
What Will You Need to Bring?
You will bring your own typical off-site setup (Including tents, smokers, etc..) and Jester King will offset costs by paying $500 to each joint that attends. They will also offer discounted rates at their on-site suites (Jester King Inn) for those who may want to come and stay for the full weekend.
How Can You Participate
Just as how we formed our Founding 50 Joints, we will be doing a first-come, first-served access to participate in this event. The First 20 Joints to accept this invitation will receive a slot at this event.
How Are We Promoting This Event?
Within the next two weeks the team at Jester King and the TX BBQ Trail will announce the event and begin pre-sale of Tickets to the General Public. Tickets will be $99 for Full-Day General Admission, and $149 for VIP w/ Master Classes and drink tickets included. Discounts will be offered to our Trailblazer members and Free for any Trail member who visits all 50 locations before the event.
In addition, the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau will likely cross-promote this event to their thousands of followers and nearly 1000 members of their Dripping With Taste Trail! As a result, we are expecting a lot of interest in attendance.
Run Of Show (DRAFT)*
Saturday – Pitmaster Night – The Hall
6pm: Begin cocktail hour
9pm: Last Call
Sunday – Day of Event
10am: Open to Public
10:30am – 12:30pm: 1st Round of BBQ (Joints TBD)
11:30am: VIP Master Class: Brisket @ The Hall
12:00pm – 2:00pm: 2nd Round of BBQ (Joints TBD)
1:00pm: VIP Master Class: Ribs @ The Hall
1:30pm- 3:30pm: 3rd Round of BBQ (Joints TBD)
2:30pm: VIP Master Class: Sausage @ The Hall
3:45pm: Awards Ceremony @ The Pole Barn
4pm: Last Call
*All times and details are subject to change prior to the event date.