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Houston Is Having A Massive International Jerk BBQ Festival This Fall

Get ready—there will be a great cook-off.

If there's one thing Houstonians are—it's hungry. We're always hungry, especially for barbecue. And we're in luck because the Houston Jerk Fest is back in Midtown Park on September 14th to fulfill all of our wildest BBQ dreams!

The main event is the epic BBQ cook-off where the winner will take home a $1,000 cash prize. So if you think you have BBQ skills worth $1,000, start preparing the grill!

But that's not all—you have to bring your furry friend and the little kiddos too for the arts and crafts vendors, food trucks (shocker, I know), kid's zone, and a dog park. There will even be an outdoor mechanical bull.

From 2 pm all the way until 10 pm, you can sit on the lawn and enjoy live music with the best jerk BBQ around town!

The live music will feature international reggae, soca, and zydeco artists, along with other regional bands. A lot of Carribean dancing is promised to happen alongside the music.

Early Bird General Admission tickets are on sale for just $15. And for $50, you can get the Early Bird VIP tickets which get you 2 free drinks/food and backstage access! Kids under 12 get in for free.

Not all of the vendors are announced yet, but it's already cooking up to be a delicious event with confirmed vendors like 876 Roast and Ditty Island Delights.

And if you still can't find a reason to justify going—just know a portion of the ticket sales go to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention local chapter. Your love for saucy meat is saving lives, okay? So come as you are—super hungry!

Houston Jerk Fest 2019

Price: $15 general admission

Address: 2811 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77006

Why you should go: To try out Houston's jerk BBQ from the best vendors while being surrounded by great music and those that truly appreciate good BBQ.