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We all love the great barbecue places that Austin and Central Texas have to offer. But one of the great things about barbecue is that there are some amateurs out there who have just as much passion and knowledge as some of the pros. This weekend, 104.9 The Horn hosts its Horn Bash and an amateur barbecue cook-off, overseen by Louie Mueller Barbecue of Taylor, is part of the festivities on Saturday. A wristband for the weekend event costs $20 (purchase at the gate) and will give attendees a chance to sample the smoked meat that will be judged by a panel that sadly won’t include me due to prior obligations.
The event takes place Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. at Buck’s Backyard in Buda (1750 FM 1626). There’s also a washer tournament, poker tournament and sharp-shoot chip off slated. The event benefits the Buda Professional Fire Fighters Association 4650, and more details are available at hornfm.com.
Full disclosure: Writers from the Austin American-Statesman appear each Wednesday morning on The Horn to talk about entertainment goings on around town.