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 the cooler than average temperatures 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 6th annual Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival is sure to please the senses.

Enjoy a night out on the town on Friday, August 29 at the Bedford Blues & BBQ Labor Day Festival.
The music continues at 8:00 p.m. with Petty Theft lighting up the night with their cool summer sounds.

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 $7 (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.


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 2013 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 817-952-2128.


BBQ Competition

Sure, the 2013 Kansas City BBQ competition was SMOKIN', but the 2014 competition will be HOTTER than ever! The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival is still accepting applications… So send in yours TODAY.

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