Come experience the Great Americana Barbecue Festival!

On August 26th, 2017 the air in Franklin, Tennessee will be filled with the sweet aroma of hickory smoke and simmering sauce for the 'Great Americana Barbecue Festival' at Harlinsdale Farm. From 10 Am to 8 PM visitors will enjoy some of the most “finger licking good" barbecue around, prepared by professional pit masters and iron chefs from across the country - all within the town limits of Franklin, TN - "the best small town in America" -  according to Southern Living and Trip Advisor.

The BBQ festival is hosted by The Franklin BBQ Society and The Franklin Noon Rotary Club (FNRC). The FNRC has dedicated over six decades of service to its community and has distributed over two million dollars to local charities. FNRC continues to produce The Franklin Rodeo, Williamson County's longest running annual event, celebrating its 68th year.
Barbecue will take center stage with vendors, grilling demonstrations, a whole hog smoking contest, and a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned barbecue competition, featuring 60 teams competing in five categories for over $8,000 in total cash prizes. Festival goers will be able to join in on the judging by selecting the “People’s Champion". The competition will go on "Rain or Shine..." Schedules are coming SOON! 
Patrons will enjoy local artisan flavors from Tennessee distilleries and craft beers (21+). Additionally, the festival will feature live music, craft vendors, a variety of food vendors and a kid’s zone with Touch A Truck and all sorts  of ways for the little 'pit masters' to run, jump and play. 
The music stage will feature some of the biggest and brightest young talent Music City has to offer. Plenty of special events during the day will make this a “must attend” event for the entire family! 
Come experience the Great Americana Barbecue Festival. It is great barbecue and great fun, all for a great cause.

The Barbeque Competition

With a KCBS sanctioned main event, a Back Yard Team contest and the "Peoples Choice" award, you won't want to miss this competition! Food cooked by the competitors can be purchased.

Download registration forms HERE

Our Music Stage

Great music will be only one of the many attractions at the Festival. We will have lots of rising stars and a few surprises on the Kimbro’s Music Stage.

Entertainment announcements coming soon!

Want a Taste of Tennessee?

Check out the tasting tents showcasing Tennessee Distillers and Brewers for the best Spirits that Tennessee has to offer. For a small donation you will have access to these amazing venues.

Click Here for more on the Tasting Area.

Copyright 2017 - The Franklin BBQ Society- All Rights Reserved