June 12, 2024

San Antonio’s Iconic Barbacoa & Big Red Festival Returns in 2023

The highly anticipated 11th Barbacoa & Big Red Festival is set to make its grand return, promising a two-day extravaganza of delectable flavors, pulsating music, and vibrant cultural celebrations. Taking place on October 7th and 8th, 2023, at R&J Music Pavilion on San Antonio’s southside, this beloved annual event is expected to attract locals and visitors alike in celebration of San Antonio’s rich culinary heritage.

The Barbacoa & Big Red Festival has become an iconic tradition in San Antonio, known for its tantalizing array of barbacoa dishes and the signature Big Red soda, a beloved Texan favorite. This year, the festival aims to surpass all expectations, creating an immersive experience that pays homage to the city’s culinary and cultural roots.

Food enthusiasts can indulge in an array of mouthwatering barbacoa offerings meticulously prepared using time-honored techniques and secret family recipes. From succulent beef cheek tacos to flavorful lamb barbacoa and other traditional variations, the festival’s diverse range of food vendors will showcase the very best of this revered Tex-Mex delicacy.

Complementing the culinary delights will be an electrifying lineup of live music performances. Local and regional artists will take the stage, treating festival-goers to a lively and soulful experience infused with the sounds of Tejano, Conjunto, and other genres deeply rooted in the region’s cultural tapestry. The rhythmic beats and melodic tunes promise to create an atmosphere that will leave attendees dancing and swaying to the music.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring back the Barbacoa & Big Red Festival for its 11th year,” exclaimed Robert Morris, Founder of the Barbacoa & Big Red Festival. “This year’s festival is all about celebrating the essence of San Antonio’s culinary heritage and showcasing the incredible talent of our local musicians. We invite everyone to join us for a weekend filled with unforgettable flavors and joyful festivities.”

Beyond the culinary and musical offerings, the festival will feature a host of interactive activities and attractions. Attendees can engage in cooking demonstrations led by renowned chefs, explore cultural exhibitions that showcase San Antonio’s diverse heritage, browse artisanal craft markets for unique souvenirs, and enjoy family-friendly entertainment options for all ages.

The Barbacoa & Big Red Festival is set to be a celebration of San Antonio’s spirit, bringing together a community that prides itself on its culinary traditions and cultural diversity. Mark your calendars for October 7th and 8th, 2023, and prepare for a weekend of tantalizing flavors, infectious rhythms, and cherished traditions.