Look forward to seeing you in August!

Who can enter the contest?

Anyone who loves to cook ‘em low and slow. We are sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and Kansas BBQ Society. Weekend cookers, try our Backyard/Amateur Division.

What are the fees?

Fees for the professional competition are $400 before July 24th and $500 after. The fee gets you into either MBN or KCBS competition. Want to compete in both? Add $200. Want more? Ancillary

categories include: Anything Butt, Chicken and Desert.  Applications can be downloaded after March 1, 2012.  Please note that a separate application will be needed for electricity.

Fees for the Backyard/Amateur competition are $125 per category before July 25th and $150 after. The Backyard/Amateur competition is open to everyone with a charcoal or wood grill. Categories include: Ribs, Beef, Poultry, Seafood & Desert. Applications can be downloaded after March 1, 2012. Please note that a separate application will be needed for electricity.


Porta Jons, keg beer and additional power are available if order before August 10, 2012.

Do I have to compete in all the categories?

No. However, to be considered for the MBN Grand Championship you must compete in either the whole hog, ribs or shoulder division. To be consider for the KCBS Grand championship you must compete in all four KCBS sanctioned categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket. The winner of the KCBS division will be a Tennessee State Championship.

Prizes and Awards?

$20,000 in Prizes & Awards

KCBS Grand Champion $2000 Reserve Champion $1000

MBN Grand Champion $2000 Grand Ol’ Porker* $1000

KCBS & MBN 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $200 4th $100 5th $75

Anything Butt/Ancillaries $350 to Each Category

Backyard $350 to Each Category

*The Grand Ol’ Porker Award is for the highest placing local middle Tennessee team.

Invite Your Friends & Guest

Team fees include passes for eight (8) team members.  Additional tickets can be purchased for friends of the team and guest.  Ask your Competition Corridnator for the team discount code.

Additional team passes can be purchased here are $15 per day or $25 for a two day pass.  Ask your team coordinator for the team discount code.

Ticket prices includes admission to the BBQ Competition, Music on the Cumberland and Cool Cars & Hot Bikes (Saturday only), FADD’s Kids Zone, Music City Cornhole Tournament and more.

A portion of all proceeds benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children and Wounded Warrior Project