The goal of the Houston Barbecue Festival is to celebrate and recognize what is unique about Houston barbecue. Specifically, we want to:
- Make the citizens of Houston (and Texas, and the U.S., etc.) aware of the long history of barbecue here and that the quality of Houston barbecue is comparable to other regional styles of barbecue.
- Recognize the talent, hard work, and dedication of the owners and pitmasters that make Houston barbecue great.
- Make Houstonians true connoisseurs of barbecue by offering samples of great barbecue so they can choose to patronize those barbecue joints committed to only the highest quality of barbecue.
- Celebrate the diversity of Houston barbecue by including the many styles of barbecue found here.