This is one of my FAVORITE events of the year! If you love a good BBQ competition and live music then this event is for you!
Details from their site….
Go Oak Cliff is proud to present the 9th annual Blues, Bandits, & BBQ! This 2-day festival will be held Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th in Oak Cliff, Texas.
More than 25+ teams will move into Kidd Springs Park on Friday, November 9th. We invite you to come watch them light their fires at 5 p.m. Stay for live music, as well as food and drinks available for purchase. The party will end around 10pm.
Starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, the beer starts pouring and the park starts rocking. We’ll kick off a great music line up with a nod to Oak Cliff’s history, as this is the birthplace of legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn and T-Bone Walker. BBQ tasting and voting is from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with competition winners announced around 5:00 p.m.
Attendees can purchase a wristband here, which includes their samples of the teams’ barbecue. It also includes one coveted vote in the People’s Choice Competition! Wristbands are $25 and will be available for purchase online on September 1, 2018. There is a limited quantity of wristbands available, so make sure to purchase yours ASAP.
Blues, Bandits, and BBQ is free for the public to attend. Vegetarians, as well as well-behaved pets and kids, are welcome! The only people who need to buy a ticket are the people who want to participate in the BBQ tasting and voting from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday. Since this is held in a park, no outside alcohol is allowed (this is against TABC law). This will be strictly enforced.
Barbecue award winners are announced around 5P.M. with a trophy and check presentation on the stage.
It’s one of the best events in Oak Cliff, so save the date, and we’ll see you soon!