This Saturday is the don’t-miss BBQ event of the year – the Burnet BBQ Cook-off and Music Festival!
Held at the incomparable 1,300 acre Reveille Peak Ranch on September 29th, the Burnet BBQ Cook-off is sure to get your taste buds twangin’.
What to Expect at the Burnet BBQ Cook-off
These folks know what they’re doing. This ain’t their first rodeo; it’s actually the 15th year for the Cook-off! If you love BBQ and Texas, you absolutely must attend this event.
Are you ready to party? We hope you’re hungry because over 80 teams will be competing this weekend, using their secret sauces, recipes and flair to bring you the very best BBQ in Texas.
The event is sanctioned by the Lone Star BBQ Society. Competition categories include: brisket, ribs, chicken, wild game, cowboy chili, margaritas and dessert.
Throughout the day on Saturday, there will be a vendor market to peruse. There will also be activities for the kids, including firefighter games and a fishing tournament in Reveille Peak Ranch’s private stocked lake.
What You Need to Know About the Cook-off
Proceeds from this year’s Burnet BBQ Cook-off will help build a quick refill water station to benefit the Burnet County Volunteer Fire Departments.
Gates open at 9 AM Saturday morning and there will be a full day of activities. All attendees will want to be present at 5:30 PM, when the winners of the Cook-off are announced.
And what would a BBQ cook-off be without live music? So on Saturday night, at 8:30 PM, Texas Renegade and JB & The Moonshine Band will be taking the stage to conclude the festivities in style.
Cost for Saturday daytime pass: $5. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit military families via Serve Who Serve.
Cost for Evening concert: $10.
The Reveille Peak Ranch is an amazing, world class ranch adventure center. Learn more about RPR here.
How to Get to Reveille Peak Ranch
Reveille Peak Ranch is located just six miles outside of Burnet. The address is 105 CR 114; Burnet, Texas 78611.
Remember folks, the money is going to two great causes. Texas knows and appreciates that our volunteer firefighters are heroes. And what can be said about the sacrifices military families make each day? So get on out to Burnet and show volunteer firefighters and military families some love, while enjoying the very best BBQ in Texas.
Schedule of Events for the Burnet BBQ Cook-off
Friday September 28th
7:00 AM: Gates Open/Cook Check-In
7:00 PM: Margarita Turn-In
8:00 PM: Dessert Turn-In
Saturday September 29th
9:00 AM: Gates Open/Cooks Meeting at the Pavilion
11:00 AM: Beans Turn-In
12:00 PM: Chicken Turn-In/Firefighter Fun for the Kids
1:00 PM: Ribs Turn-In/Kids Fish Starts
2:00 PM: Wild Game Turn-In
2:30 PM: Cowboy Chili Turn-In
3:30 PM: Brisket Turn-In
5:30 PM: BBQ Awards Ceremony
8:30 PM: Concert Starts: Texas Renegade and JB & the Moonshine Band
Who do you think makes the BEST BBQ in TEXAS? Comment with your pick now!
(Photos via Flickr CC by Luis Ramirez, and by BurnetCookOff.com, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kathy Hudson and Candace Kumai.)