Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival 2016

Line to get in
I have wanted to go to Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Tyler for the last two years. My schedule and the timing never lined up. This year was the year. This is the festival's third year, and I was super excited. I came up a day early and dropped my wife in Dallas to see her friend. It gave me a chance to tour some of the best that East Texas BBQ has to offer. It was rainy in the morning before the event, but the clouds broke just in time. I took a ton of photos at the festival. Enjoy!

BBQ on the Brazos (Cresson)
Brisket and sausage
Bet the House BBQ (Denton)

Brisket, turkey, pulled pork/mac and cheese egg rolls, and brisket/coleslaw egg rolls
Black's Barbecue (Lockhart)
Brisket and baby back pork rib
Bodacious Bar-B-Q (Longview- Mobberly)
Brisket. They also brought house-made sausage.
Buzzie's Bar-B-Q (Kerrville)
Brisket, sausage, and baby back pork rib
Country Tavern (Kilgore)
Baby back pork rib and sausages
Freedmen's Bar (Austin)
Chris McGhee applying Big Red glaze
The color on those...
Big Red baby back pork ribs
Big Red baby back pork rib and brisket boudin sausage
Heim Barbecue (Fort Worth)
Bacon burnt ends
Smoked wings with 3 different sauces- BBQ, honey chipotle, and Alabama white
Wing, sausage, and bacon burnt ends
Emma and Travis Heim
Hutchins BBQ (McKinney)

Brisket and sausage
Kreuz Market (Lockhart + Bryan)

Sausage and pickles
Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas + Plano)
Marcos Oglesby of Schmidt showing off Lockhart's tomahawk bone-in prime rib
Tomahawk bone-in prime rib
Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor)
Beef rib
Meat Church (Waxahachie)
Beef ribs
Brisket sliders. He also brought pulled pork tacos.
Burnt ends
Micklethwait Craft Meats (Austin)
Brisket!
Brisket and pork belly andouille
Miller's Smokehouse (Belton)
Tri-tip being sliced
Tri-tip
Tri-tip, turkey, and jalapeño cheese sausage
Roegels Barbecue Co. (Houston)
Pastrami
Rueben
Pork Belly
The Roegels and crew
Schmidt Family Barbecue (Bee Cave)
Brisket and ribs on the smoker
Brisket and ribs
The Slow Bone (Dallas)
Brisket, pimento cheese, and chimichurri
Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q (Tyler)
Brisket, baby back pork rib, and sausage
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (Austin)
Sausage on the smoker
Beef ribs!
Leftover beef ribs bones
Pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick
Good music, good barbecue. What could be a better combination? I had a blast. I was sad to leave the event early. I had to meet the wife in DFW. Next year, I will take her, and we are going to party it up into the night. Get your tickets for next year when they go on sale. If not, you will miss out. It is a world-class event. Everything was extremely organized and well-planned. Props to Chase Colston and crew and the City of Tyler for putting this on. Next week, I will be at the Houston BBQ Festival.
Where BBQ meets music
Bri Bagwell on the Main stage
TJ Hammersly and Friends on the Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ stage
Until next time, happy smoking...

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