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Junction Up & Back Boat Race & BBQ Cook-Off
Junction Up & Back Boat Race & BBQ Cook-Off
730 Main St
Junction, TX 76849
(325) 446-2622
www.junctiontexas.com/up-back-boat-race

Up & Back Boat Race & BBQ Cook-Off Hours & Prices

Embark on an epic Texas boat race or relax under the shade of a pecan tree just steps from the beautiful South Llano River. Welcome to Labor Day weekend in Junction, a small town perched at the intersection of the Texas Hill Country and West Texas. Test your physical and mental endurance in the Up & Back Boat Race, a 30-mile adventure that’ll take everything you have to finish in less than 12 hours. For a taste of authentic Lone Star State barbecue, opt to take in the festivities of the BBQ Cook-Off that include carnival rides, games, live music, and delicious food.

Plan your Labor Day weekend in Junction by checking out the following hours and prices for the town’s two events.


Up & Back Boat Race Entry Fee

  • $25 per person

To enter, fill out this form and make checks payable to UP & Back Boat Race at 730 Main Street, Junction, TX 76849.


Up & Back Boat Race Schedule

The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Junction City Park South Llano River Dam. You must finish the race in less than 12 hours to qualify for the $1,000 cash prize drawing.


Junction BBQ Cook-Off Hours

  • Saturday, Sept. 5:10 AM – 6 PM

Junction BBQ Cook-Off Admission Prices

Admission for the Junction BBQ Cook-Off is free. However, you’ll need cash to purchase arts, crafts, and food vendors, or to rice any of the attractions in the carnival.

Hours and admission prices are subject to change. Please check Junction Tourism’s website for the most up-to-date information.

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Junction Up & Back Boat Race & BBQ Cook-Off
Junction Up & Back Boat Race & BBQ Cook-Off
730 Main St
Junction, TX 76849
(325) 446-2622
www.junctiontexas.com/up-back-boat-race

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