Friday August 15 & Saturday August 16, 2014
  • Atlanta's Top BBQ Restaurants

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

Festival Details

When

Friday, August 15 2014
4:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Noon-8:00pm

Where

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

The 6th Annual

Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

Atlanta's BEST BAR-B-Q Cook Off and Festival - August 15th & 16th, 2014

The 6th 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.

2014 Cookoff Winners

Professional Team Winners

Champion: Smoke on the Lake

Reserve : Ponderosa BBQ

3rd Place : Hogz Gone Wild

4th Place : Plum Superior

5th Place : Naked Que

6th Place : Bar-B-Que Monsters

7th Place : Runway Smoke

8th Place : Sonny's Pit Masters

9th Place : Bird Dawg BBQ

10th Place : That's How It's Done Son

Chicken

1st Place : Runway Smoke

2nd Place: Temple of the Hog

3rd Place: Sonny's Pit Masters

4th Place : Plum Superior

5th Place: Village Porkers

Ribs

1st Place : Hogz Gone Wild

2nd Place : Smoke on the Lake

3rd Place : Plum Superior

4th Place : That's How It's Done Son

5th Place : The Pig Lebowski

Pork

1st Place: Hogz Gone Wild

2nd Place: Ponderosa BBQ

3rd Place: Sonny's Pit Masters

4th Place: Naked Que

5th Place: Front Porch BBQ

Brisket

1st Place : Smoke on the Lake

2nd Place: Ponderosa BBQ

3rd Place: Bar-B-Que Monsters

4th Place : Plum Superior

5th Place : Runway Smoke

Backyard Team Winners

Champion: SweetWater Bar-B-Que

Reserve: Porknado:

3rd Place: Ben Hill

4th Place: Dept. of Porks & Rumpreation

5th Place: Smoke in a Tree

6th Place: Wilbur's Been Smokin Somethin

7th Place: Smoke Slingers

8th Place: Pull-N-Smoke

9th Place: Red White & BBQ

10th Place: The Smoking Jacket

Chicken

1st Place: Ben Hill

2nd Place: Porknado

3rd Place: SweetWater Bar-B-Que

4th Place: Pull-N-Smoke

5th Place: Wilbur's Been Smokin Somethin

Ribs

1st Place: Porknado

2nd Place: SweetWater Bar-B-Que

3rd Place: Ben Hill

4th Place: Dept. of Porks & Rumpreation

5th Place: Smoke Slingers

Pork

1st Place: Dept. of Porks & Rumpreation

2nd Place: Wilbur's Been Smokin Somethin

3rd Place: Smoke in a Tree

4th Place: Smoke Slingers

5th Place : SweetWater Bar-B-Que

All Teams

Best Booth:

1st Place: Dept. of Porks & Rumpreation

2nd Place: Marr-B-Que

3rd Place: Bar-B-Que Monsters

Sauce:

1st Place: Uncommon Q

2nd Place: Hoot-N-Annie

3rd Place: Messin with Fire

Anything Butt

1st Place: Big L's Sweet Heat

2nd Place: That's How It's Done Son

3rd Place: Taylor'd BBQ

Dessert:

1st Place: Uncommon Q

2nd Place: Nice Rack BBQ

3rd Place: Smoke on the Lake

People's Sample (Whole Hog):

1st Place Tie: Taylor'd BBQ and Bar-B-Que Monsters

 

 

People's Sample (Pulled Pork):

1st Place: Taylor'd BBQ

2nd Place: Nice Rack

3rd Place Tie: B Qued and The Smoking Jacket

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 during all hours of the event. Participating restaurants include Bone Lick BBQ, Five Star BBQ, Hottie Hawgs, JD's BBQ, Jim N Nicks, Pit Boss, Sonny's, Williamson Brothers BBQ. Additional food vendors will be with us serving up non BBQ treats such as Bruster's Ice Cream, Frozen Pints Craft Beer Ice Cream, Jalapeno Corndogs (corndogs, funnel cakes, sweet tator tot baskets), CJ's Food Fantasy (catfish, chicken fingers, whiting fish), Deep Fried Brownies, King of Pops, The Pound Cake Company, Rita's Italian Ice, Rumtastic.

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!

Friday Chicken Wing

Samples Sponsored by The Fresh Market

Starting at 6pm on Friday night ten (10) 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!

Taste of the Pig - Saturday Pork Samples

On Saturday while supplies last, purchase $1 pulled pork samples at participating BBQ team booths. Sampling starts at 12noon and continues while supplies last. More than 25 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!

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