Locations vary please read
Barbecue Festival (Jackson) 91 New Market St. Jackson Tn, 38301
Barbecue Festival (Nashville) 1037 28th Ave N. Nashville Tn, 37208
Please remember we only allow (2) entrepreneurs from the same category. GENERAL INFORMATION: This is a RAIN OR SHINE outdoor event. Each vendor will have at least a 10x10 space to set up. All vendors must supply their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. There will not be any electricity. Generators are welcome.
Set up times:
Barbecue Festival (Jackson) 9:00-11:00am
Barbecue Festival (Nashville) 9:00-11:00pm
Vendors should be completely set up before the event start time. No exceptions. Please do not break down until the event is over! Additional information about the event will come out one week prior to the event. We will post all information on our private Facebook group.
This year's competition will be “Ribs”. Contestants may cook ribs of choice but you may NOT use branded bottles. No branded bottles means your sauce must be original. No store bought barbecue sauces. You may cook with any type of wood and/or charcoal. Meat for the contest may be fresh or frozen. Meat may be sauced, spiced, injected, or marinated prior to the event.
You will be judged on a scale of 1-5 in each category. The categories are appearance, taste, texture, tenderness, aroma, moisture, creativity and overall impression. This is a blind competition. Meaning judges will not know which plate belongs to the individual cook.
YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
Tables, chairs, tents, grill, smoker, pit & any equipment you may need to barbecue.