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‘Battle of the Pitmasters’ Hosted by Barbecue, Boots & Badges Features Exciting Raffle Prizes, VIP Silent Auction and Free Barbecue for a Year

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 ‘Battle of the Pitmasters’ Hosted by Barbecue, Boots & Badges Features Exciting Raffle Prizes, VIP Silent Auction and Free Barbecue for a Year

Published: 24 Aug 2016

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit celebrates 75th anniversary by hosting barbecue cook-off to support charitable foundation


(Dallas, TX) On September 17 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s charitable foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges hosts its inaugural event featuring a barbecue showdown between pit master teams made entirely of first responders. Barbecue, Boots & Badges’ mission is to support first responders and their families in their time of need. The event is in conjunction with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s 75th anniversary, and will include several raffle giveaways, a silent auction and free barbecue for a year drawings every hour on the hour. Attendees can enjoy live music, food trucks, craft beer and a kids’ area complete with interactive activities by Spark!, face painting and more. The barbecue contest will be judged by esteemed culinary experts including the barbecue man himself who will preside as head judge, Myron Mixon. Other judges include Dan O’Malley, Rob Kyker and Chef Jeff Quatraro. Event sales will benefit Barbecue, Boots & Badges.           


Raffle prizes will include:

·         Dove hunt in Argentina

·         NASCAR dream vacation

·         African safari for two, including $1300 in trophy fees

VIP Silent auction items available include:

·         Seven-day oceanfront villa escape for 10 people in Dominical, Costa Rica

·         Six-day South African photo safari for two

·         Five-day eco-luxury cabana cottage retreat for two on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

·         Five-day private 50-foot yacht charter for four in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Live bands:

·         10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Dirty Echoes

·         12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – 96.3 KSCS live broadcast

·         1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – South Austin Moonlighters

·         3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Guy Forsyth

·         6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Breaking Southwest (headliner)


The “Battle of the Pitmasters” will include several police and firefighter teams who will compete for first through third place and more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. A People’s Choice Award will be chosen in the VIP Pavilion. General admission tickets are $5. VIP tickets are available for $50, and include early admission, barbecue samples, craft beer tastings, an exclusive silent auction and an invitation to vote for the People’s Choice Award.


WHEN: Saturday, September 17

11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

VIP early admission begins at 10:30 a.m.


WHERE: NorthPark Center – Macy’s parking lot

8687 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX 75225


To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, click here.


To find the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here. Find Dickey’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  


About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow-smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 560 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” and ranked in the top ten of Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious”. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.