Do you like BBQ as much as I do? Then you are in for a treat! Next weekend (27th & 28th) there will be BBQ packed into the Westgate Mall Parking Lot! That's right, the Taste of Country BBQ Nationals are coming to Amarillo next weekend. You can bring the entire family out to this event. Most BBQ competitions in Amarillo are adult oriented and this is the first one that actually encourages you to bring the kids out to have some fun. We have an entire Kids Zone, that will include games, bouncy houses, face painting, stick horse races and more.

Then there is the BBQ. BBQ Teams live for the competition of cooking up the best BBQ. They live for the challenge of making the best ribs, chicken, pork and brisket. They want the bragging rights!

Plus, there is something about cutting open a brisket and seeing the gorgeous smoke ring, then taking a bite and having it fall a part in your mouth. It is a piece of heaven.

We will kick off the Taste of Country BBQ Nationals next Friday, May 28th with live music from the Eli Young Band, The Casey Donahew Band, and Casey Berry.

The cook teams will already have their smokers fired up and they will be working on the masterpiece that could win them a piece of the $12,500 in prize money and a Taste of Country BBQ National Title.

Here are some of Amarillo's Teams cooking up some BBQ. Who is your favorite?

Pork-N-Things BBQ
Sweet Peppers
Spot On BBQ
Bad Smoke Rising
Herring Bank
Burn-Ban Cooking Team
Backdraft / Firehouse BBQ
Texas Turn and Burn BBQ
Furman Land Surveyors LLC
Mike's Grill on the Go
Sweet Heat Competition Barbeque
Dreams BBQ
Smokin Armadillo's BBQ
Smoke by Knight
Cayman Spike
TX Connection
American Classified
Mighty Horse BBQ
Quality Beef
Country Barn Steakhouse
Blazen BBQ
4 Legs Up BBQ
Harolds Farms Market
Bud Light
Blue Thunder
Smoke'N Ice
Blakely Construction

Then on Saturday, the competition is in full force come on out and enjoy delicious BBQ and live music from some of our most talented local bands.

Tickets available at any Pak-A-Sak store in the Texas Panhandle or Online Here .

Get your Friday/Saturday Combo ticket for $15.

Prices go up days of event

Buy Early and Save, Children 12 and under FREE with a Ticketed adult.

It's gonna be a blast and we are gonna have some fun!