Rain or Shine !

The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival is an all-weather event. We want everyone to have a good time and guest safety is our number one priority. In the event of severe weather we’ll announce schedule changes here and on our Facebook page. We invite everyone to come on out and enjoy this weekend while sampling world-class BBQ and the best blues music in Texas!

Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival

Labor Day Weekend, in Bedford, Texas

Visitors and residents have marked the Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival on their calendar every year, as this event grows in national recognition. Every Labor Day Weekend, Bedford welcomes over 20,000 music and food lovers from all over the world to get their groove on. Three days of blues and rock musicians along with down home southern BBQ, the 7th annual Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival is sure to please the senses.

Come enjoy the Labor Day weekend (September 2-4, 2016) at the ultimate backyard festival. Treat your taste buds and experience mouth watering BBQ from the best BBQ cooks around the nation in this epic three-day cook-off battle. We will have a full lineup for entertainment all weekend.

The venue across the street from the Bedford City Hall Complex features plenty of trees and a large BBQ cook-off area. Guests who want even more shade have the option of enjoying the festival in the Party Tent.One-day general admission is $10 (cash only at the gate), kids 5 and under are admitted free. Specialty seating options range from $50-$30. These options are limited and are only available online. Tickets will be available to purchase April 11,2016.

Blues & BBQ Information

The Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival (September 2-4, 2016), offers a unique experience for all the senses!

The ticket price will be $7 online and $10 at the gate and there is a $15 weekend pass sold online.

Kids 5 and under are free for general admission. If you are purchasing a reserved seat they will need to purchase a seat.
Gates open at 6PM and close at 10PM Friday
Gates open at 2PM and close at 10PM Saturday
Gates open at 2PM and close at 10PM Sunday

No pets, coolers or tents. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed.

L Don Dodson Drive will be closed from Forest Ridge Drive to Parkwood Drive from 8:00AM on Friday, September 2, until 8:00AM on Tuesday, September 6.

2015 Brochures

Download, print or view our brochure online.
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FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY: FREE motorcycle  entrance for motorcycles will be at the EAST gate.
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Location: 1951 L. Don Dodson

Parking: There is $15 on-site parking available online , onsite parking will be  $20 the day of the event. $10 parking is available at both the Library and Old Bedford School. Handicap Parking is available at the on-site parking. Motorcycle parking will be available at the Bedford Harley-Davidson facility.

Download our 2014 brochure from here.


The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival experience is only made better with the wonderful help of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please register online. For more information please contact Wendy Hartnett at wendy.hartnett@bedfordtx.gov

BBQ Competition

Sure, the 2015 Kansas City BBQ competition was SMOKIN', but the 2016 competition will be HOTTER than ever! The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival is still accepting applications… So send in yours TODAY.

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