Where are my BBQ lovers at?! Being as we are in the South, I’m assuming each and every one of you reading this is salivating over the mere mention of BBQ. Well you’re in luck because the 5th Annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival at Atlantic Station’s special event site is right around the corner and man, they are turning up the flavor this year!
Whether you love Texas, Carolina, Memphis, St. Louis or Kentucky style, the Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival IS the Crossroads of BAR-B-Q! Atlanta’s largest BBQ Cook Off inside the city limits returns to Atlantic Station’s special event site on Friday-Saturday, September 13th and 14th. With the picturesque Midtown skyline as a backdrop, this 2-day celebration of America’s biggest backyard pastime will showcase the world of BBQ with its many flavors, styles and cooking techniques.
More than 50 BBQ teams from across the country will gather to cook up their best “Q” and compete for cash prizes, highly coveted trophies and the ultimate reward – bragging rights. Both professional and backyard amateur teams will battle to win awards in a variety of cooking categories including whole hog, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, brisket, sauce and more. Want to try competition styled BBQ? Participating teams will sell sample sized portions of their championship styled BBQ while supplies last for $1 per sample but get there early as these samples sell out quick.
Atlanta’s top BBQ restaurants will also be on hand serving up their specialties. The Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival is fun for the whole family with live music, a cooking demo stage, an interactive Kids Area and a marketplace filled with specialty items for barbequing and backyard leisure.
Event admission is $6 in advance and $10 day of show and kids ages 12 and under receive FREE admission when accompanied by an adult. The hours of the fest are Friday, September 13 from 4pm until 10pm and Saturday, September 14 from noon until 8pm.
**Please note that food cost is NOT included in admission ticket; although, there will be samples available…
For more information or to apply to compete in this year’s festival, please visit www.atlbbqfest.com.
Grab your tickets to this tasty event!