Monday, August 19, 2013 , Updated 11:12 a.m., August 27, 2013
Blues, brews, barbecues: 5 smokin’ fall events
If there is one thing Texans know, it's how to smoke meat.
Does the summer heat have you down? Catch the barbecue wave with these upcoming events that will help you transition from the sultry summer months into the crisp fall season. Heck, you may even pick up on some cooking tips to impress your friends with right in time for college football Saturdays.
What's better on Labor Day weekend than watching others labor over a smoker? Hit up the Bedford Blues & BBQ Labor Day Weekend Festival. With a $5 general admission charge, you will get to attend this festival which was recently featured on the Travel Channel's BBQ Crawl. Also included is a musical lineup consisting of Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayall, Josh Weathers, and blues legend Buddy Guy. For $10 more, you can try 10 samples and have 2 votes. You may even run into Danielle "Diva Q" Dimovski, hostess of BBQ Crawl.
On Saturday, September 21, find the hitch in your giddy-up at the Boots, Beer, and BBQ fundraiser at Eddie Deen's Ranch in downtown Dallas. This is the 15th Annual Auction and Gala benefiting the Easter Seals. For $75 per person, you can bid on items for the silent auction, boot scoot to live country music, and loosen your belt buckle from all the BBQ you just consumed.
If you partied at Jimmy Buffet's concert this year then you may find a similar party Friday night, September 27 at Camp Craig Allen's 7th Annual Amateur BBQ cook-off benefit. Happening at Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine, a $25 ticket will get you into the kick-off party full of margaritas from the Dallas Margarita Society, casino tents, live music, and a BBQ buffet. The following Saturday is the family-friendly BBQ cook-off with 45 teams competing. Tickets are $10 donations per person at the door. Sample food from the team sites while delighting in a cash bar, eating contests, kid's area, live music, and wheelchair sports! All donations benefit disabled youth, adults, and veterans.
Oak Cliff dwellers and Dallasites alike — the Blues, Bandits, and BBQ shindig is conveniently located for you in Davis Park. The competition's name is derived from famous past residents of Oak Cliff -- Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, and of course Bonnie and Clyde, to be exact.
Dates have yet be released but this will be the 4th annual event. [UPDATE: The event is noon to 6 p.m. October 26.] Previous years have included local craft beer tents, cooking demonstrations, kid's area, live music, and of course, BBQ. Stay tuned!
Have you ever wanted to watch Dallas' top chefs go head-to-head in an all BBQ cook-off? Then Meat Fight may tickle your fancy. Last year's event at Sons of Hermann Hall helped rake in a whopping $20,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year's Meat Fight at Four Corners Brewery plans on exceeding that amount, given the bigger event space allowing more tickets for sale. Mark your calendars for November 17, and I promise you'll have one hell of a good time. Tickets go on sale October 3.
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