It's been 10 years since the first Houston BBQ Festival and this year's festival was one of the best. They missed 2 years due to the pandemic, but we have managed to make 8 of the 9 festivals. Chris and Michael, together with their team and many volunteers, continue to impress with one of the best organized festivals we have attended. There's a lot of hard work that goes on to host a show with 31 BBQ vendors and over 2000 attendees, but these guys make it look easy. Simple things like having enough seating, tables, paper towels, trash cans (plus a crew to keep them emptied), and being prepared for the ever changing Texas weather are things that only happen with lots of pre-event planning and experience.
18 booths were set up outside with another 13 inside. The Humble Event Center provides plenty of room with a nice indoor space to flee to if the weather gets nasty. There are also plenty of indoor restrooms so the always unpleasant porta cans are not needed. Fortunately, things stayed nice and the clouds kept the temperature from getting too toasty.