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Outlaw BBQ State Championship

BBQ Cook-Off

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October 29, 2022
Free Entry - No Ticket Required

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2021's AutumnFest was one of the largest events we've ever seen in downtown Hillsboro and we look forward to building on last year's success. This year's event will be on October 29, 2022 and will feature the most impressive lineup of performers we've ever had including Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Tejas Brothers, Larissa Boyd, Brave Combo, Texas Gypsies, Danny Dash (Michael Jackson impersonator), Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do, and the Hillsboro Golden Eagle Band.  We're also excited to announce that there will be activity at the stage all day long without a break as magician, David Gish, will be performing between acts this year.

Returning in 2022 is the Outlaw BBQ Association Cookoff along with more than 100 vendors, a full schedule of performers from 10am to 10pm, Fall focused activities and themes, an old-fashioned midway full of classic games, Inflatable Alley (inflatable rides and challenge courses), and so much more.  We are so excited to be growing and improving with our community!  So join us on October 29th for the Hillsboro AutumnFest throughout downtown Hillsboro.

The Outlaw BBQ Association's sanctioned State Championship BBQ cook-off will feature prizes include 100% payback of the entry fees plus $1,000. 


Come ready to have a great time with the whole family.  Rides and games are appropriate for all ages.  Unlimited Ride armbands for Inflatable Alley rides may be purchased at the gate for $10 per person and will be good from 10am to 6pm on Saturday.  One change this year is that the Midway games are included with the Inflatable Alley unlimited wrist bands, so the whole family can enjoy lots of fun.  

There will also be over 100 vendor spaces featuring every type of fair food imaginable along with outstanding art and craft vendors.  The Hillsboro Farmers Market will be open from 8am until 1pm.

The fair will be around the Hill County Courthouse Square.  Be sure to check out downtown restaurants and shops as many will be offering specials during fair weekend. 

Make sure to be there in the evening at 6pm as downtown businesses will be offering trick-or-treating for free to all of the kids and Texas Through Time will feature the return of their Night at the Boo-seum event.

Schedule of Events

All concerts will be on the Main Stage

at the corner of Franklin St & Covington St

Saturday, October 29th

6:30am - Vendors begin setting up

8am - Hillsboro Farmers Market

10am - Vendors Open

10am - Inflatable Alley, Car Show, & Midway Games Open

10am - Hillsboro High School "Golden Eagle Band"

10:30am - Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do

11am - Magician David Gish

11:30am - Texas Gypsies

12:30 - Magician David Gish

1pm - Chicken Judging

1pm - Michael Jackson Tribute with Danny Dash

2pm - Pork Ribs Judging

2pm - Magician David Gish

2:30pm - Brave Combo

3pm - Brisket Judging

4pm - Larissa Boyd

5:30pm - Magician David Gish

6pm - Inflatable Alley & Midway Games Close

6pm - Night at the Boo-seum/Downtown Business Trick-or-Treating

6pm - Tejas Brothers

7:30pm - Magician David Gish

8pm - Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison

AutumnFest Map

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