• 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.

Festival Details

When

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Noon-8:00pm

Where

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

Tickets


2015 Event tickets are no longer available.

Accomodations


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

2015 Cookoff Winners

Download a printable version here (Adobe PDF) >

Professional Team Winners

Best Overall:

1st Place: Awesome Q

2nd Place: Plum Superior

3rd Place: Hot Wachula's

4th Place: Hired Guns BBQ

5th Place: Swine & Shine BBQ

6th Place: Big Poppa's Country Kitchen

7th Place: City Gone Country

8th Place: Will & The Thrills

9th Place: Unprohibited

10th Place: Craft BBQ

Best Chicken:

1st Place: That's How Its Done Son!

2nd Place: Runway Smoke

3rd Place: Low IQ BarBQ

4th Place: Hot Wachula's

5th Place: Swine & Shine BBQ

Best Pork Ribs:

1st Place: Roast Beast BBQ

2nd Place: Hired Guns BBQ

3rd Place: Hot Wachula's

4th Place: Plum Superior

5th Place: Awesome Q

Best Pulled Pork:

1st Place: Hired Guns BBQ

2nd Place: Big Poppa's Country Kitchen

3rd Place: Bird Dawg BBQ

4th Place: I B Smokin'

5th Place: Will & The Thrills

Best Brisket:

1st Place: Awesome Q

2nd Place: Big L's Sweet Heat

3rd Place: City Gone Country

4th Place: Big Poppa's Country Kitchen

5th Place: Swine & Shine BBQ

Backyard Team Winners

Best Overall:

1st Place: Schorr Good BBQ

2nd Place: Gator's Backyard BBQ

3rd Place: Swine Dining

4th Place: Ben Hill BBQ Team

5th Place: Hickory Flat BBQ

6th Place: Pull-N-Smoke BBQ

7th Place: My Fat Baby Loves To Eat

8th Place: Pub 71 Fantasy Porkers

9th Place: Smokin' Coles BBQ

10th Place: Department of Porks & Rumpreation

Best Backyard Chicken:

1st Place: Swine Dining

2nd Place: Schorr Good BBQ

3rd Place: Department of Porks & Rumpreation

4th Place: Gator's Backyard BBQ

5th Place: Smokin' Coles BBQ

Best Backyard Ribs:

1st Place: Schorr Good BBQ

2nd Place: Hickory Flat BBQ

3rd Place: Pull-N-Smoke BBQ

4th Place: Gator's Backyard BBQ

5th Place: Ben Hill BBQ Team

Best Backyard Pork:

1st Place: Pub 71 Fantasy Porkers

2nd Place: My Fat Baby Loves To Eat

3rd Place: Ben Hill BBQ

4th Place: Swine Dining

5th Place: Schorr Good BBQ

Friday Night Ancillary Contest

Best Sauce:

1st Place: Department of Porks & Rumpreation

2nd Place: 3 Taxi Guys

3rd Place: Big Poppa's Country Kitchen

Anything Butt Contest:

1st Place: Runway Smoke

2nd Place: Smokin In A Tree

3rd Place: That's How It's Done Son!

Best Dessert:

1st Place: Atlanta Butt Society

2nd Place: Taylor'd BBQ

3rd Place: Runway Smoke

Best Booth:

1st Place: Marr B Q

2nd Place: Monster Grillers

3rd Place: Bird Dawg BBQ

Love BBQ? Love Great Food?

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

Experience Food from Atlanta's Top BAR-B-Q Restaurants!

Atlanta's Best BBQ restaurants will be serving up their specialties. Participating restaurants include Bone Lick BBQ, Dirty South BBQ, Freckled & Blue, JD's BBQ, Jim N Nicks, Pit Boss, Sonny's, Twin Smokers, and Williamson Brothers BBQ. Additional food vendors will be with us serving up non BBQ treats such as Jalapeno Corndogs, Diane's Roasted Corn, Deep Fried Brownies, Bruster's Ice Cream, King of Pops, and Rumtastic Rum Cakes!

Want to Try Championship Styled BBQ from our Teams?

We have 2 great ways to sample the diversity of flavors and cooking styles that our BAR-B-Q Team Pit Masters have worked so hard to perfect! If you've never had championship styled BBQ don't miss your chance!

*All sample sales on Friday and Saturday at team booths are cash only!

Friday - T.G.I. Wings Sampling

Starting at 6pm on Friday night ten (13) of our competitive BAR-B-Q Teams will be serving up chicken wings for $2 each while supplies last! Samples can be purchased at participating team booths. Look for the BLUE flags at each team booth which will designate which teams have samples to sell. Samples will sell out so get them early!

The 300
Atlanta Butt Society
Big L's Sweet Heat
My Fat Baby Loves to Eat
Porkaholics BBQ
Porknado
Pull N Smoke
Rub Shakers Que
Schorr Good BBQ
Smokin' Coles
Taste Buds
That's How It's Done Son
Under Construction BBQ

Saturday - Taste of the Pig Sampling

On Saturday, purchase $1 pulled pork samples at participating BBQ team booths. Sampling starts at 12noon and continues while supplies last. More than 30 teams will be offering up samples during the day. Look for the blue flags on participating team booths which will designate that they still have samples to sell. Did we mention samples are limited? Enjoy them while you can as they will sell out!

3 Taxi Guys
Advanced Smokeconomics
Bar-B-Que Monsters
Ben Hill BBQ Team
Big L's Sweet Heat
City Gone Country
Dept. of Porks and Rumpreation
Freckled and Blue
Hired Guns BBQ
I B Smokin'
MacDaddy BBQ
Marr B Q
Muddy Watter's Sauce CO
My Fat Baby Loves to Eat
Nice Rack BBQ
Porch Light BBQ
Porkaholics
Porknado
Pub 71 Fantasy Porkers
Pull N Smoke
Runaway Smoke
Schorr Good BBQ
Smoke in a Tree
Smokin' Coles BBQ
Sonny's Pitmasters
Swine & Shine BBQ
Swine Dining
Taste Buds
Taylor'd BBQ
Unprohibited
Willingham's Village Porker

Volunteers

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!