Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards is our official hotel. The Hyatt is located less than a block away from the Smoked Fort Worth event site. For information and rates please visit here.

Q & A

Q: Are dogs/pets allowed at the festival?
A: Only service dogs will be allowed on property.

Q: What seating is available? Should I bring a blanket or lawn chair?
A: Blankets and chairs aren’t allowed. We’ll have picnic tables on the lawn.

Q: Are coolers permitted?
A: Coolers are not permitted.

Q: Can I smoke at the event?
A: The only smoking going on will be on the BBQ pits at the festival. Smoking will not be permitted on the festival grounds.

Q: What food will be included in the ticket price?
A: BBQ restaurants will serve samples from 2-5pm. Get there early for the best selection. First come first served, some of the most popular joints might be out before 5pm.

Q: Can I buy alcohol at the event?
A: Yes, there will be several cash bars on-site offering a variety of beverages (beer, liquor, wine, soft drinks, and bottled water) for purchase.



There are ATMs at the festival. Some vendors accept credit cards, others will only accept cash.


Tickets will be exchanged for wristbands upon entry. Wristbands must be worn while at the Festival and cannot be replaced. You must pass through security as you are entering. Show takes place rain or shine. No weather refunds.


For info on available parking in the stockyards visit: https://www.fortworthparking.com/stockyards


We are making every effort to have a safe event. Security and medical personnel will be on site during the event.


Return lost items or look for lost items at the Prekindle Box Office.


Handheld Go-Pro cameras (no sticks, no headgear)
Umbrellas (small hand-held style)
Baby Strollers
Regular-size/unframed backpacks
Personal cameras, including digital cameras, DSLR’s with stock lenses
Professional attachments not accompanied by a Photo pass in the park must have a paper photo band attached to it.


Weapons of any kind
Framed or large backpacks
Alcohol (alcohol is sold at the Festival)
Glass containers
Food or beverages INCLUDING water bottles
Ice or ice packs
Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
Bicycles inside Festival grounds
Carts of any kind
Large chains or spiked jewelry
Large umbrellas
Pets (except service dogs)
Video equipment. No video recording will be allowed.
Professional cameras, including detachable zoom lenses, flashes, tripods, monopods and any other professional recording equipment.
Detachable zoom lenses, telephoto lenses and other professional lens not accompanied by a photo pass in the park must have a paper photo band attached to it.
Audio recording equipment
No illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.
Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, give-aways, etc
Metal aerosol containers, including sunscreen


We are not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. We do not issue refunds once ticket are purchased. The event will occur rain or shine. No refunds will be issued should inclement weather occur. Texas weather can be unpredictable. Please keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly. If severe weather is observed in the area we will make announcements via our stage PA system. Safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance to us. Pitmasters, chefs and bands are subject to change.


NO unapproved vending.

NO fighting or threatening behavior: any person found fighting will be evicted from the festival without refund.

Any person found to be in possession of a weapon will be subject to a criminal investigation and immediately evicted from the event without refund.


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