• 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.

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

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

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.

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!

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