The Great Americana BBQ Festival is August 26, 2017 at Harlinsdale Farm in downtown Franklin, TN. Contestants will arrive the day before August 25, 2017 for inspections and to begin preparing and smoking their meats. Come join us on Saturday, August 26th to enjoy some of the best barbeque prepared by professionals across the country and experience the best small town in America, according to publications like Southern Living and Trip Advisor.

The Second Annual Great Americana BBQ Festival has prize money of $10,000 for Pro Division and Backyard Teams and is a KCBS-sanctioned event. It will be a Jack Daniels and American Royal qualifier. Competitors will receive prize money from 1st to 10th place in the Pro Division.

There will also be a Kids Competition.   Two contests, one for kids 8 – 12 and one for kids 13 – 17 will be held with kids cooking one food item.  More information is coming soon!

Contact the contest organizer Nathan Perry,, for more information.

The barbecue contest will fill up quickly with maximum of 50 teams in the Pro Division and 50 Backyard Teams.

Water and power will be provided for the competitors.

Applications for the competition and Judging are now available. For more info CLICK HERE