After what seemed forever, they finally let folks start trickling in about 5 minutes early, which was great. What followed was the usual feeding frenzy of grabbing 2 or 3 samples, finding a table, sampling and bagging any leftovers, then striking out once more to repeat. I ate a lot more of the samples here than in Houston. It was all excellent. Standouts included brisket from Opie's, Riverport, Black's and Lockhart Smokehouse; ribs from Slowbone, Hutchin's, Riverport, and Stanley's; and sausage from Kreuz, Opie's, and Hays County. Lots of standouts because there was a lot of good BBQ.
On the way out we passed by the Subway sandwich shop on the square, adjacent to the BBQ fest.
A couple of posts of just photos follow. As usual, clicking on any photo will give you a larger view.