Hot Luck is proud to partner with
A One-of-a-kind finger-licking & Finger-picking Good Time
Created by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, it is a DIY casserole of the culinary and music world.
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I don’t think you all realize how easy you make it for us with all the hard work you do. Hot Luck is unique in the fact that it not just brings people to chefs but each year I actually make new friends that cook all over the country, you all make that happen with the environment you create.
Chad Dolezal
The Hightower
COOKING UP SOME GOOD
Hot Luck and the Southern Smoke Foundation are joining forces in a forward looking partnership for the future, focused on helping folks in our industry when they need it most. To that end, the Hot Luck team is excited to announce that Southern Smoke will become the charity beneficiary of the Hot Luck festival effective immediately.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS HOT LUCK?

Hot Luck takes place year-round in cities all over the world in the form of chef driven food and music experiences. The 2022 edition of the festival will take place Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29) in Austin, TX.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

The festival consists of a wide variety of events and surprises that will be held at various locations centered around downtown Austin and throughout the city. Hot Luck also pops up in various cities year-round.

WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT?

Hot Luck is proud to partner with the Southern Smoke Foundation. Learn more here.

WHERE AND WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR HOT LUCK?

All tickets are sold via hotluckfest.com. Early bird Whole Enchilada tickets go on sale in late 2021. Individual tickets and regular priced Whole Enchilada passes go on sale when chef and music talent are announced in early 2022.

WHAT KIND OF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AND HOW DO I BUY THEM?

Ticket options for the festival offer something for everyone, with prices from $15 to $550. Most of our events are a la carte and a few are offered only through The Whole Enchilada Ticket Package. Individual food events tickets have various levels such as Adult, Minor (13-20), Kids (12 and under) and Family (2 Adult, 2 Kids). All tickets can be purchased via hotluckfest.com.

WHO CAN I CONTACT ABOUT TICKET QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at howdy@hotluckfest.com.

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

Tickets are non-refundable.

How do I partner with Hot Luck?

If you're interested in a sponsor opportunities, please email partnerships@hotluckfest.com

CAN I BE A HOT LUCK VOLUNTEER?

With a wide variety of events throughout the (Memorial Day) weekend of Hot Luck Festival in Austin, we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Are you a people person? Wine and food enthusiast? A stickler for details? Boy, do we have a job for you! Email volunteer@hotluckfest.com.

WILL ANY OF THE EVENTS BE CANCELLED IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?

All events at Hot Luck Festival will take place rain or shine. Weather contingency plans are in place for each event.

DO YOU ALLOW CHILDREN AT YOUR EVENTS?

Our food events are all ages; our music events follow the music venue’s policy.

I HAVE A DIETARY RESTRICTION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

All of our events are omnivore friendly. We will have a few vegetarian options at our main events; however, in order for us to allow our participating chefs full creativity, our events are not catered to vegetarians or those with strict dietary restrictions. Thank you for your understanding.

DOES HOT LUCK FESTIVAL RECOMMEND ANY HOTELS FOR GUESTS TRAVELING TO THE FESTIVAL FROM OUT OF TOWN?

Yes! Our Hotel Partners in Austin are listed on the Lodging page on our website.

ALL EVENTS, PRICES, PERSONALITIES, PERFORMANCES, VENUES, DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.