and music festival
Grab some BBQ and let’s jam the night away! This signature country lineup is going hard all day long.
We encourage every level of BBQ expert and smoker to join the competition. Our Smokedown judges will be selecting 10 winners from each of these three categories: Spare Ribs, Chicken and Brisket. Overall Grand Champion and Reserve Champion will also be selected!
US Energy Main Stage | 4PM to 10:30PM
Shane Smith and the Saints
Mike and the Moonpies
BBQ Stage | 12PM to 4PM
Gary P. Nunn
Two Tons of Steel
It ain’t about us – it’s about the students
The Smokedown is designed exclusively to fulfill the Syndicate’s mission of making the dreams of young livestock exhibitors come true through educational scholarships. We accomplish this by awarding $10,000 scholarships to Texas 4-H and Texas FFA students pursing careers in agriculture or life sciences at a Texas state sponsored university.