111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Food & Drink Specials, Cornhole Tournament, DJ & More

WHO: Fareground, Emancipet and sponsors Zilker Brewing, Tito’s Vodka, Austin Beer Works and St. Elmo Brewing

WHAT To kick off the summer season, the team at Fareground is pleased to announce their Summer Backyard Cookout, on Friday, June 22, from 3 to 10 p.m.

The Fareground team will feature grill specials, available for the first 150 guests. The first 50 guests will receive a free plate of a hot dog and sides, and subsequent 100 plates will be available for $5 a plate, with proceeds benefitting Emancipet. Plates will feature sides provided by Fareground’s vendors, including Cobs Estilo Mexicano from Dai Due Taquería, Potato Salad from Easy Tiger, Charred Broccoli from Contigo, Watermelon Salad with Feta from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, BBQ Style Eel Rolls from Ni-Komé and Mini Monster Cookies from Henbit.

Fareground vendors will feature their usual happy hour food specials from 3 to 6 p.m., and the Fareground Bar will offer libations at happy hour pricing until 10 p.m.

Tunes will be provided by a live DJ set by Mixer Rogers from 6 to 10 p.m. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a cornhole tournament at 6:30 p.m., for an entry fee of $5 per team, with proceeds benefiting Emancipet. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams will receive $75, $50 and $25 Fareground Bar gift certificates, respectively. Sign up will be available at the Fareground Bar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local sponsors for the Summer Backyard Cookout include Zilker Brewing, Austin Beer Works, St. Elmo Brewing and Tito’s Vodka. Tito’s will also have a cash bar at the event serving up a specialty cocktail, and all proceeds will go directly to Emancipet. Guests can expect to receive a variety of swag, beer and other prizes from sponsors during the event.

TICKETS Entry is free and open to the public.

Plates are free for the first 50 guests. To receive a free BBQ plate, guests will just need to show the @faregroundatx or @emancipet Instagram post of the event.

$5 per plate for the next 100 guests, available for purchase at the grill set-up on the Fareground Plaza. Cash only (ATMs available on site).

Entry to cornhole tournament is $5 per team, with proceeds benefiting Emancipet. Cash donations to Emancipet during the event are also welcome.

WHEN Friday, June 22
3-10 p.m.

3-6 p.m.: Happy hour food specials
3-10 p.m.: Happy hour drink specials at Fareground Bar
6:30 p.m.: Cornhole tournament
6-10 p.m.: Mixer Rogers DJ set

WHERE Fareground
111 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

ABOUT Austin’s first food hall, Fareground, features six vendors from Austin’s best chefs, curated and overseen by ELM Restaurant Group: Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Contigo Fareground, Dai Due Taquería, Easy Tiger, Henbit and Ni-Komé. With a central bar to satisfy all guests libation needs, Fareground offers a daily happy hour, offering a variety of food and drink specials from 3 to 6 p.m. Follow Fareground on Instagram and Facebook at @faregroundatx. To learn more, including vendors’ various operating hours, visit https://faregroundaustin.com/.