JOIN US FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL BUTCHER'S BALL 
NOVEMBER 12-13, 2022 at ROCKIN' STAR RANCH IN BRENHAM, TX

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

BUTCHER'S BALL FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

THE 5th ANNUAL BUTCHER'S BALL

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THE BUTCHER’S BALL IS ABOUT MEAT,

THE CHEFS WHO LOVE IT, AND THE RANCHERS WHO RAISE IT.

With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas' most talented chefs, butchers, ranchers, and advocates for a day of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and competition to shine a light on the small, independent farms and ranches actively engaging in sustainability. 

But that's not all The Butcher's Ball is about - it's an incredible celebration of food, drink, music, and education, meant to shine a light on our local culinary and creative communities and make the connection between the producer and the consumer.

With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas' most talented chefs, butchers, ranchers, and advocates for a day of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and competition to shine a light on the small, independent farms and ranches actively engaging in sustainability. 

But that's not all The Butcher's Ball is about - it's an incredible celebration of food, drink, music, and education, meant to shine a light on our local culinary and creative communities and make the connection between the producer and the consumer.

With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas' most talented chefs, butchers, ranchers, and advocates for a day of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and competition to shine a light on the small, independent farms and ranches actively engaging in sustainability. 

But that's not all The Butcher's Ball is about - it's an incredible celebration of food, drink, music, and education, meant to shine a light on our local culinary and creative communities and make the connection between the producer and the consumer.

Since 2016, The Butcher's Ball has raised over $100,000 for various food-related organizations and initiatives throughout the state of Texas.  We continue our philanthrophy in 2022 by raising funds for the Houston-based non-profit Urban Harvest and their ongoing community garden programming, farmers markets, gardening classes, and youth education.

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what is the butcher's ball all about?

Founded in 2016 by three Houstonians in the food, beverage and entertainment industries who are passionate about supporting their local communities, The Butcher's Ball was originally developed as a way to bring together the incredible culinary talent that exists throughout Texas for a fun day out on the ranch. Quickly, the event grew into a way to not only celebrate these world-class chefs, but to spotlight those family-run and independently-owned farms and ranches that are the ones painstakingly raising, growing and cultivating the top quality products that we eat. 

The Butcher's Ball isn't your average festival - it is designed to educate and inform, inspire and motivate, and engage you with and connect you to our food systems, from production to consumption. 

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the golden cleaver competition

Twenty of Texas' best chefs battle for the best bite of the day and the chance at the coveted Golden Cleaver and a cash prize

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OPEN FIRE farm & ranch showcase

Highlighting those producers around the state that engage in ethical and sustainable practices and teaming them up with Texas chefs for a series of incredible tastings and spectacular demonstrations over open flame

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panel discussions

Culinary leaders gather on stage to discuss issues affecting all aspects of the industry, from producers to consumers and everything in between

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butchery demonstrations

The state's top butchers are on display, showcasing a variety of proteins and providing tips and tricks of the trade

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classes & workshops

From kids cooking classes to chef-led demonstrations, you'll return home with a new skill ready to share

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farmer's market

Shop around for locally-made items such as hot sauce, utensils, aprons, honey, and a variety of culinary delights

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craft beer & cocktails

Enjoy handcrafted libations from some of Texas' best bartenders and brewmaster, sure to whet your whistle

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live music

What better way to enjoy a day of eating and drinking, than with a little dancing too!

 

TICKETS & PACKAGES

GENERAL ADMISSION to the butcher's ball $175

  • Admission into The 5th Annual Butcher's Ball on Sunday, November 13th

  • Complimentary on-site parking

  • Access to all tastings from the 20 competing chefs plus dozens of additional chef activations, demonstrations, discussions, live music, and more

  • Complimentary beer, wine, and cocktails

  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages

Children 2-12: $40 | Under 2: Free

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BUTCHER'S BALLER package $350

Make a weekend out of it and join us for both the Saturday Night Butcher's Ball Farm to Table Dinner, and Sunday's big 5th Annual Butcher's Ball main event!

 

Package includes:

  • One ticket for the Butcher's Ball Farm to Table Chef Dinner on Saturday 11/12 (tickets for only the Saturday evening dinner can be found in the add-on section)

  • One ticket to The Fifth Annual Butcher's Ball on Sunday 11/13.

 

If you are coming from out of town, consider the Baller Weekend for 4 package below, or CLICK HERE for some of our recommendations for staying in and around the Brenham area.

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BALLER WEEKEND FOR 4
$3000 - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT!

 An exclusive opportunity to stay on-site at Rockin' Star Ranch during Butcher's Ball weekend.

 

Package includes:

  • Accommodations in one of the Rockin' Star Ranch's luxury casitas* (sleeps up to four individuals) - Check-in at 2pm on Saturday 11/12, Check-out at 10am on Monday 11/14

  • Cocktails and bites by the pool on Saturday afternoon

  • Opportunities to go horseback riding on Saturday afternoon

  • Tickets for your party (up to four) to the Butcher's Ball Farm to Table Chef Dinner on Saturday Evening, along with an afterparty by the pool with the chefs and live music

  • Tickets for your party (up to four) to the 5th Annual Butcher's Ball on Sunday 11/13

  • Afterparty, light bites, relaxation and more on Sunday evening

  • Breakfast by the pool on Monday 11/14

  • An incredible weekend hanging out with and getting to know the best chefs in Texas

 

Accommodations are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Four poolside casitas each have a queen bed downstairs, and two twin beds in the loft. The Patio Cottage and the Garden Cottage each have a king bed and two twin beds.

A member of the Butcher's Ball team will contact you to coordinate your sleeping arrangements to best fit your group.

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ADD-ONS

BUTCHER's BALL FARM-to-table dinner $200

Saturday, November 12th - 5 - 9pm  An unforgettable and magical experience on Saturday, November 12 -  the evening before The Butcher's Ball! Join us for an extensive multi-course dinner created by 12 of our featured Butcher's Ball chefs and culinary leaders, complete with wine, beer and cocktail pairings included - along with a sunset hayride and cocktail hour, and musical entertainment!

Featured Chefs: Ara Malekian (Harlem Road Texas BBQ), Sasha Grumman (Sasha's Focaccia), Alex Au-Yeung (Phat Eatery), Kevin Bryant (Roma), Cullen Holle (Country Sunshine), PJ Edwards (Meadow), Jane Wild, Sarah Heard (Foreign & Domestic), Dylan McShan (Easy Wind Catering), Tony Luhrman (El Topo), Karla Espinosa (MAD), Alyssa Dole (LuLoo's Day & Night).

LIMITED TO 100 GUESTS!

Note: Does NOT include a ticket to The Butcher's Ball on Sunday 11/13. However, you are NOT required to purchase a ticket for The Butcher's Ball in order to attend the dinner.

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ROUND-TRIP TRANSPORTATION $50

Don't worry about driving! Hop on our luxury bus on Sunday, November 13 and we'll take you to The Butcher's Ball and back. We'll even provide drinks and snacks!

Transportation is available from Houston to Brenham and back.  Bus will leave promptly at 11am from 16060 Dillard Drive, Jersey Village, TX 77040. Please arrive early so that the bus can leave on time.

Must purchase a ticket to The Butcher's Ball in order to purchase round-trip transportation.

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KIDS COOKING CLASS $40

An opportunity for your child, age 4-17, to learn from Houston's talented chefs the basics of cooking while also engaging the class to care about where their food comes from.

The class will take place during The Butcher's Ball festivities on 11/13, with the exact time to be announced closer to the event date.

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SHOP THE
BUTCHER'S BALL

ALL MERCHANDISE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT THE 5TH ANNUAL BUTCHER'S BALL

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the 5th annual 
BUTCHER'S BALL
chef lineup

Sunday,November 13
12-6pm | Rockin' Star Ranch
More announcements to come soon

*PREVIOUS BUTCHER'S BALL Golden cleaver winner

2022 butcher's ball golden cleaver competitor

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Butcher's ball
farm-to-table dinner

Saturday November 12
5-9pm | Rockin' Star Ranch

Twelve of texas' most acclaimed chefs collaborate on a five-course dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients from the state's best farms and ranches

FIRESIDE BITES
Ara MalekiaN
Harlem Road Texas BBQ  |  Richmond



FOCACCIA
SASHA GRUMMAN
Sasha's Focaccia  |  Houston



FIRST COURSE
Alex au-yeung
Phat Eatery  |  Katy
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KEVIN BRYANT
Roma  |  Houston



SECOND COURSE
CULLEN HOLLE
Country Sunshine  |  Brenham
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PJ EDWARDS
Meadow  |  San Antonio



THIRD COURSE
JANE WILD
Houston
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SARAH HEARD
Foreign & Domestic  |  Austin



FOURTH COURSE
DYLAN MCSHAN
Easy Wind Catering  Marfa
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TONY LUHRMAN
El Topo |  Houston



FIFTH COURSE
KARLA ESPINOSA
KE Patisserie Houston
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ALYSSA DOLE
LuLoo's Day & Night  |  Houston


 

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Live Music

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WILL VAN HORN

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farms & ranches

The Butcher's Ball is dedicated to highlighting and supporting local Texas farms and ranches that are actively engaging in ethical, sustainable and humane production practices. We require that all of our participating chefs and culinary leaders be passionate advocates for this type of food production and are sourcing their product year-round from these types of businesses. 

2022 FEATURED FARMS & RANCHES

 

drinks

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ALEX NEGRANZA
2022 butcher's ball beverage director

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2018 IMBIBE MAGAZINE BARTENDER OF THE YEAR
2019 WINE ENTHUSIAST 40 UNDER 40

 
 

2022 MUSIC LINEUP

Garrett T. Capps

Disko Cowboy

Sheverb

The Jerrells

Will Van Horn

Fiddlewitch

DJ Mexican Blackbird

2022 butcher's ball sponsors

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of The Butcher's Ball, email sponsorship@butchersball.com