Homerstock This Weekend

- Homer's Backyard Ball is the region’s biggest outdoor Texas music festival and IBCA-sanctioned cook-off. This year’s theme is Homerstock.  The festival is set for Saturday, May 17th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the acreage on the north side of I-40 and Whitaker, next to Splash Water Park.


Robert Earl Keen

The Josh Abbott Band

Kevin Fowler

Tejas Brothers

Uncle Lucius


The cookoff is IBCA-sanctioned with more than 100 cook teams participating. The Homer’s Grand Champion secures a spot in the World Food Championships, in November in downtown Las Vegas.

Homer’s Backyard Ball evolved from a casual get-together in Travis Homer’s back yard in 1997. It has grown every year, and now receives regional and national attention. This is the event's 18th year, and it is being advertised in four states.  Homer’s Backyard Ball is a production of the Homer’s Backyard Ball Foundation, a registered 501-c-(3) nonprofit organization, that donates substantial amounts of money to children’s charities throughout the area. Beneficiaries include the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Khiva Shrine of Amarillo, Snack Pak for Kids, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and others.

Tickets are $40 and are available online at www.homersbackyardball.com or at these locations:

Martin-Tipton Pharmacy

Amarillo Electric Specialists

Grand HealthMart Pharmacy

I Don’t Know Sports Bar and Grill

Appleseed Junction

Rhett Stevens Motors

Blue Willow in Canyon

HealthMart Pharmacy in Hereford

The event is BYOB. Please, do not bring pets or glass containers of any kind.  There is a free fajita plate starting at 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. or until the food runs out. 

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