It is time for the 3rd Annual Blues, Bandits and BBQ Festival Saturday, October 27, 2012. The event is open to all those who feel their meat is worthy of competition in the categories of brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, chicken and sausage. There will also be a People’s Choice Award given, so it is possible to include road kill, but event officials probably would frown upon that one.
With over $1000 in prize money and more than 30 teams expected to compete and the festival will act as the unofficial City of Dallas BBQ championship. Over 18 teams will do all their cooking onsite, and many begin smoking as early as 4pm the day before the event.
The event happen in a large open field located smack in the middle of North Oak Cliff (715 W Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208 – just one block west of Bolsa Mercado and 1/2 block east of the soon to open Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters Coffee Shop).
A beer garden will be featured both on Friday and Saturday, with live music all day. Stop by and cheer on your favorite team. Saturday, Oct 27 at noon. Live music all day, bounce house for the kids, and more. BBQ tasting (and voting for the People’s Choice Award) is from 2pm-4pm. A tasting wrist band must be purchased in advance via Prekindle.Friday 4:00 P.M. BBQ Team load in 5:00 P.M. Beer Garden opens 5:00 P.M. Live Music — The Cliff Blues Band 6:00 P.M. Tim Byres, Smoke Restaurant – Wood Fire Cooking Demonstration 7:00 P.M. Live Music — Dallas Family Band 7:30 P.M Live Music – Chris Johnson (Telegraph Canyon) 8:00 P.M. Live Music — Johnny Beauford & The Jack Kerowax 9:00 P.M. The Texas Theatre Presents – Bonnie & Clyde (movie shown onsite) Saturday 12:00 P.M. Beer Garden opens 12:00 P.M. Live Music — Bona Fide Blues 1:30 P.M. Live Music — The Roomsounds 2:00 P.M. People’s Choice BBQ Tasting begins 2:00 P.M. Oil & Cotton hosts children’s art project 2:45 P.M. Live Music — Rev K.M. Williams & Trainwreck 4:00 P.M. People’s Choice BBQ Tasting ends 4:00 P.M. Live Music — RTB2 4:45 P.M. Announce BBQ winners 5:15 P.M. Live Music — The Cliff Blues Band 6:00 P.M. Event Ends