• 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 9th Annual

Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

Atlanta's BEST BAR-B-Q Cook Off and Festival - August 12th & 13th, 2016

The 9th 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 12 2016
4:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Noon-8:00pm

Where

Perimeter Mall

Tickets


2016 will be available soon!

 

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?

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!