2015 Houston Barbecue Festival

On April 26th, the 3rd annual Houston Barbecue Festival will kick off at Houston’s NRG park.  Unlike some other bbq festivals, Houston’s will feature local favorites, with one exception: guest pitmaster Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller BBQ in Taylor, Tx.

If you’re looking for some refreshment, Saint Arnold was named as one of the major sponsors, so you know there will be at least that available.  Houston in April can get crazy humid.

Besides great bbq, the Houston Barbecue Festival has partnered with Vita-Living, Inc. They are a 501(c)(3) social services charity that provides lifelong support programs for adults and children with disabilities like cerebral palsy and autism. They operate on the precept that every human being deserves an equal right to a decent life. Since our inception in 1982, we have provided a range of support programs that currently include:

  • Residential living through 17 group homes in Harris County which currently support over 70 adults.
  • Host companion care, which provides respite care, nursing, and transportation, to 30 adults in Harris and Fort Bend County.
  • Case management services to coordinate health-related supports, like attendant care and adaptive aids, to over 360 adults and children in seven counties.

A portion of all ticket sales and sponsorships will be contributed to the important mission of Vita-Living, Inc.

The organizers of the event have definitely grasped how to put on a great festival that should have enough food for everyone and not overcrowded. They have also tried to invite a well-rounded group.  There might be some names on the list that you’ve never heard of.  Let us know in the comment section if you’ve attended previous years’ events and share what you can expect!

Barbecue attendees:

Blake’s BBQ and Burgers
2916 Jeanetta St, Houston, TX 77063

Blood Bros. BBQ (new for 2015!)

Trailer/Various locations around Houston

The Brisket House
5775 Woodway, Houston, TX 77057
3217 Center St, Deer Park, TX 77536

Brooks’ Place BBQ

18020 FM 529 Rd, Cypress, TX 77433

CorkScrew BBQ
24930 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Fainmous BBQ
10400 S. Post Oak Rd, Houston, TX 77035

El Burro & the Bull
Trailer/Various locations around Houston

Feges BBQ

Trailer/Various locations around Houston

Gatlin’s BBQ
1221 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008


609 Patton St, Houston, TX 77009

Killen’s Barbecue
3613 E. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581

Lenox Bar-B-Que

5420 Harrisburg Dr, Houston, TX 77011

Louie Mueller Barbecue
206 W. Second St, Taylor, TX 76574

Oak Leaf Smokehouse

1000 Telephone Road, Houston, Texas 77023

Pappa Charlies Barbeque
Trailer/Various locations around Houston

Pinkerton’s BBQ
Trailer/Various locations around Houston

Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue
1703 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Ray’s BBQ Shack

4529 Old Spanish Trail, Ste C, Houston, Texas 7702

Roegels Barbecue Co.
2223 S. Voss, Houston, Texas 77057

Spring Creek Barbeque
Various Locations

Tin Roof BBQ
18918 Town Center Blvd, Atascocita, TX 77346

The Wooden Spoke

27405 FM 2978 Rd., Magnolia, Texas 77354

Danny Laurel

I've lived in Texas all my life and can't express how much I love this state. I found that I was enjoying these amazing bbq spots and drinking fantastic Texas-made beer and wanted my buddies and I to be able to share them with our readers.

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