The country’s biggest Barbecue fest is finally set in November and it will be in Richardson according to a CultureMap Dallas article from August 23. They say,
“The world of Texas barbecue will get even bigger when Q BBQ Fest, dubbed “America’s biggest barbecue festival,” comes to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, November 4-6.
“Nobody knows barbecue like Texas, and we can’t wait to host the finest cooks from across the country right here in our backyard,” said Stephen Jones, Chief Operating Officer of the Dallas Cowboys, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to bring this event to Arlington and can’t think of a better fit for Miller LiteHouse to give local BBQ fans an immersive experience that they haven’t gotten here yet.”
The family-friendly festival — which has been around since 2015 and also hosts events in Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, and Jacksonville — is a weekend-long experience, featuring barbecue, local music, BBQ tutorials and demonstrations, and games and activities.”
Aside from the programs and features, the festival’s highlight will be the barbecue shows of the pitmasters whose names are yet to be announced as per a Dallas Morning News article from August 23 which says,
At least 10 pitmasters will visit from all around the country. Arlington’s are so far unnamed, but in Kansas City and Denver, pitmasters have included Barrett Black (Black’s BBQ in Lockhart, Texas); Esaul Ramos and Joe Melig (2M Smokehouse in San Antonio); Leslie Roark Scott (Ubons BBQ in Mississippi); and Phil “The Grill” Johnson (Trapp Haus in Phoenix).
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26, 2022 at QBBQDallas.com and seatgeek.com. Tickets cost $15 for attendees ages 12 and up, and food is then for sale inside the venue. All-you-can-eat passes start at $129.
The list of pitmasters will be released after tickets go on sale: on Sept. 16, 2022, says a spokesman.”
The list of performers in the programs are also yet to be released.