Recently, onlyinyourstate.com traveled to eight BBQ joints across Texas. Those stops included Austin, Lockhart and Tyler. And even better, some of these mouth watering stops will be at the Red Dirt BBQ and Music Fest Saturday, May 6, in Downtown Tyler.

Using the power of Instagram, I will make you hungry, very hungry, and maybe inspire a weekend trip or two.

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Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ in Llano

They are home to the "Big Chop" and also have locations in Fort Worth, Austin, and New Braunfels.

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The Salt Lick in Driftwood

The meat is perfectly cooked on this amazing pit.

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City Market BBQ in Luling

Located on their town square. After you make your order, you can watch them finish the slow cooking process of your meat.

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Black's BBQ in Lockhart

Black's BBQ will be back for the Red Dirt BBQ and Music Fest and is the oldest BBQ restaurant in Texas.

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Franklin BBQ in Austin

You may have to wait in line but great BBQ is always worth the wait.

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Louie Mueller BBQ in Taylor

Another bit of BBQ to try at the Red Dirt BBQ and Music Fest this year. They have won numerous awards for their BBQ.

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Kreuz Market in Bryan

We'll be able to try this market's BBQ at the Red Dirt BBQ and Music Fest May 6.

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Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ in Tyler

The final and best stop (we're biased but don't care) on onlyinyourstate.com Texas BBQ road trip is our hometown favorites. And, of course, they will be more than happy to see you Saturday, May 6.