June 19, 2016

2016 Houston Barbecue Festival Photos


The 4th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival happened Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at NRG Park. Thanks to all the BBQ restaurants, guests, sponsors and volunteers who participated! Enjoy these pics from another great HOUBBQ event.

Friends of HOUBBQ

The Houston Barbecue Festival is a true Houston-local, community-based event. We believe that Houston barbecue restaurants and Houstonians deserve a world class festival. There are many friends and volunteers who help make this happen. HOUBBQ thanks them for their support and dedication!


We couldn't do it without the support of our great HOUBBQ fans. Their support of the festival and individual Houston barbecue joints is greatly appreciated. This year we had guests from all over Houston, Texas, and the U.S., as well as guests all the way from Germany, England, and Australia. 

Night Cook

Cooking the night before an event or competition is a time-honored tradition in barbecue. The atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie combined with the long hours of preparation and cooking (and the occasional adult beverage) makes for a memory-filled night.

HOUBBQ Pitmasters

The pitmasters, their families and staff are the engines that run the daily business of HOUBBQ. It is our hope that our yearly shindig is a way to shine the spotlight on these dedicated, hard-working Houstonians. 


The barbecue offerings at this year's festival reflected the ongoing experimentation and diversity of the Houston barbecue scene. Whole hog, whole alligator and lots of traditional dishes like brisket and pork ribs were plentiful. Meat coma accomplished.

All images copyright © Chuck Cook Photography. Re-use without permission is prohibited. Contact festival@houbbq.com for more information.