Meat. Meat. Meat! In the early morning, you can smell it hitting the pit as the smoke billows across town. BBQ is in the air and calling your name. In addition to a fabulous selection of restaurants featuring the artful work of skilled pitmasters, there are two meat-heavy events on the calendar you’re going to love.
Make plans to head out to Random Beer Garden on September 17th for the first annual Grilling for Good event hosted by the Texas Open Fire Fellowship. The organization serves local first responders as a way to say, “Thank you!” for all their service. Event attendees can expect all-you-can-eat traditional BBQ, live music, vendors, a raffle, and a silent auction, plus something new, whole animal grilling! Social Media BBQ Professionals will make up the grilling teams that will be cooking items such as an entire cow, alligators, cabrito (goats), as well as two pigs all on an open fire. It’s going to be a sight to see! Tickets are available online for $50, and kids 16 and under are $20.
The annual Kendall County Wild Game Dinner is another meat-fest that you’re going to want to attend this fall. It’s being held at the Kendall County Youth Ag and Equestrian Center on October 15th. It’s the premier fundraiser for the Kendall County Jr. Livestock Association. Cook teams from across the county join together each year to prepare fan favorites including bacon-wrapped quail, fried alligator, and axis and wild boar chili verde. They tout that they serve “the best food in the state”! If you prefer more traditional items from the grill, don’t fret, they will be serving up smoked turkey, ribs, and pulled pork sliders as well. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate for $25, and kids seven and under are free.
All this wild game may put you in the mood for some hunting. If a hunting adventure is in the cards for you this fall, check out Joshua Creek Ranch. They offer hunting opportunities for axis and whitetail deer as well as a variety of birds like turkey, dove, duck, pheasant, and more. Need a little instruction? No worries, Joshua Creek Ranch offers shooting instruction. Texas Parks and Wildlife will also be offering a bowhunting workshop on September 24th at Guadalupe River State Park for those that wish to dip their toes into the bowhunting pool.
If these events and activities don’t provide enough meat for your taste, hit up Boerne fan favorites like Klein’s Smokehaus, Blackboard Bar-B-Q, Compadres Hill Country Cocina, Fritze’s BBQ, and Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Boerne table this fall.
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