• Atlanta's Top BBQ Restaurants

    Serving up their specialties
    * Food cost is not included in admission ticket.
  • The "Bourbon Experience"

    Purchase a Bourbon Experience ticket and receive admission into the festival, a commemorative sample glass and enjoy samples of premium bourbons!
    More Information Here >
  • 50 BBQ Teams

    Talk to the teams & learn their cooking techniques
  • Live Music

    and Entertainment
  • BBQ Cooking Demonstrations

  • Kids Activity Area

  • The Market

    Featuring grilling & backyard leisure merchandise
Event ticket provides admission only and does not include food cost or BBQ samples. All sample sales on Friday and Saturday at team booths are cash only.

The 7th Annual

Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

Atlanta's BEST BAR-B-Q Cook Off and Festival - August 14th & 15th, 2015

The 7th Annual Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival is Turning Up the Flavor!
The world of BBQ will be at your fingertips as we serve up the many styles, cooking techniques and flavors of BBQ in a 2-day celebration of America's biggest backyard pastime.

Whether you love Texas, Carolina, Memphis, St. Louis or Kentucky style, the Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival IS the Crossroads of BAR-B-Q! Join us for Atlanta's best smelling, best tasting event of the year.


Tickets are on sale now!


Discounted rates are available while availabilty lasts at the Hotel Indigo® in Midtown. More information here.

2015 Applications

Get your application in now to compete at this year's festival!
  • 2015 Pro Team Rules & Application
    Early Discount Deadline: April 17, 2015
    Deadline for All Applications: July 3, 2015
    Download Here >>>
  • 2015 Backyard Team Rules & Application
    Early Discount Deadline: April 17, 2015
    Deadline for All Applications: July 3, 2015
    Download Here >>>
  • 2015 Judging Application
    Download Here >>>

Festival Details


Friday, August 14 2015
4:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, August 15, 2015


The Special Event Area at
Atlantic Station
20th Street & Fowler

Love BBQ? Love Great Food?

Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival has plenty of great food at this year's festival!

Stay tuned as we will announce details soon on our BBQ sampling events on both Friday and Saturday


Sign up here.

We are excited that you are interested in vounteering at the 7th Annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival. It is going to be a great event, and we can't wait for you to be a part of it. In return for your time working a short 3-4 hour shift, you will get entry into the event and a commemorative tshirt. Stick around and enjoy the event. Try some Bar-B-Q, check out the cooking demos, and go listen to some great live music on the Main Stage. See you there!