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Come to Northwest Louisiana to experience the blending of two great American past times: craft beer and competition barbecue. Enjoy unique Louisiana craft beer samples in addition to a large variety of breweries from across the U.S. (Mississippi, Texas, California, Michigan, Utah, Oregon and Colorado) in addition to select homebrewers makers from the ArkLaTex. Blend this craft beer sampling with some great competition barbecue, live music, games, and a little bit of regional history and it’s sure to be a day filled with education and fun.

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VIP Room Experience

VIP Experience

BBQ Competitors

This sanctioned International Barbecue Competition Association event will feature both professional and amateur barbecue teams from the Ark- La- Tex that will compete for one of the largest cash prizes in the region.

Guests can come mix and mingle with barbecue masters to learn about their secrets of barbequing success beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10th before admission to the craft beer festival.

Admission to the ArkLaTex Craft Beer and BBQ Festival includes receiving a sample plate of bbq that will feature our own regional company, Down Home Sausage, brand sausage. These plates will also include side dishes.

Interested in participating as a competitor?   Click below for more information and registration form.

Parking and Directions

Parking is free and located on the State Fair of Louisiana grounds next to the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.

Easy access from Interstate 20.

No outside food or drink permitted into event. No coolers or large bags permitted onto property.

By admittance to the ArkLaTex Craft Beer and BBQ Festival, I authorize and give full permission for the use of my name and photograph, still, or video and I consent to the use of such material or its reproduction in any manner and by any medium McPsalmonds LLC deems appropriate.

No refunds or exchanges.        Event Date and Time Subject to Change.

Management may, without refund, refuse admission for any person whose conduct is deemed by management to violate an acceptable code of conduct.


Join the newest event in Shreveport



Access to Craft Beer Sampling

BBQ Meal

Tasting glass



Access to Craft Beer Sampling

BBQ Meal

Tasting glass

Must have valid military ID



One of a Kind VIP BBQ Tasting in VIP Room

VIP Room Beer Sampling

Early Access to Craft Beer Sampling

BBQ Meal

Tasting glass

   Kids 12 and under free, but you will find very little of interest for them. This event is not designed for children. They are welcome on the grounds, but you must be 21 to enter the craft beer portion of the event in the museum.

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Festival Beneficiary

Veteran Outdoors is the selected non-profit that will receive proceeds from the festival. Veteran Outdoors’ mission is to honor our country’s wounded veterans’ patriotism and their sacrifice by providing quality hunting, fishing and outdoor related activities. VO’s goal is to demonstrate the therapeutic effects that being in the outdoors actually has on the mental and physical disabilities of our country’s wounded men and women.

Contact Us

Ark-La-Tex Craft Beer and Barbecue

  • 340 Corrine Circle Shreveport, LA 71106

  • hello@arklatexcraftbeerandbbq.com

  • (318) 373-4470