If you like your food cooked low & slow, then step right up and order some of our BBQ. Some of the folks selling  ‘Q  are also competing for prizes and championship status in our contest, so you know you’re getting the best of the best!

$15,000 in Prize Money!

Great Food

Lots of great food vendors - BBQ and more!


Located right on the beautiful shore of the Tennessee River, bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the music! 


Rescheduled for September 25-26, 2020! Sign up today!!!


It is with extreme sadness and regret that we have to postpone our contest that was set for March 27-28 in Savannah, TN.  We had planned to go ahead with a closed-to-the-public contest but with the cancellation of judges and teams, as well as the uncertainty of COVID-19, it is in our best interest to move to a later date.  We are working with our KCBS Reps, Wayne & Maria Lohman, to identify a new date for our contest and will let you know as soon as we know.  


The TN River BBQ Battle & Music Fest will be held on March 27-28, 2020, at Green Acres RV Resort in Savannah, TN!!!  We are taking precautions to keep all contact at a minimum and are putting in place special precautions for our judges as well.  We don't plan to cancel the competition unless mandated to do so.

Over $15,000 is up for grabs in a battle for Grand Champion! The TN River BBQ Battle is also a Jack Daniels' World Championship and American Royal Invitational Qualifier as well!  Thanks to "Smokin' with Smithfield", we have raised our payouts on our Overall Winners as well as we will pay First through Tenth Place in each category!

2020 Entries:

BBQr's Delight - Pine Bluff, AR

Classic Cookers - Jackson, TN

Crash Test Smoker - Wrightstown, WI

Da-Ham BBQ - Knoxville, TN

Dad's Gillin Crew - Sherwood, AR

Double Barrel BBQ - Moodys, OK

Four Alarm Smoker - Bolivar, TN

Hawgamania - Tupelo, MS

Heath Riles BBQ - Olive Branch, MS

Heavenly Manna BBQ - Corinth, MS

Hogg Legg Smokers - Eastview, TN

Hold Your Horses BBQ - Griffin, GA

Hot Cole's BBQ - Gallatin, TN

Killer Hogs - Hernando, MS

Memphis Original BBQ - Atoka, TN

Piggie Smalls - Senatobia, MS

Piglitically Incorrect BBQ - Brandon, MS

Que-N-Brew - Friendship, TN

Razorracks - Pleasant Plains, AR

Rooters-N-Tooters - Columbia/Mt. Pleasant, TN

Serial Grillers - Owens Cross Roads, AL

SMOKIN' Bones - Newbern, TN

SmokinGhostBBQ - Chillicothe, IL

Smokin' Wally's BBQ - Christiana, TN

South Pork - Madison, AL - 2019 Grand Champion!

Southern Pride Roasters - Southern Pines, NC

Swine Life BBQ - Hernando, MS

Tennessee MOJO - Selmer, TN

Tennessee Smoke Showin' - Franklin, TN

Uncle Pookie BBQ - Nesbit, MS

Wood Hook BBQ - Springfield, MO

Y-Not! Smokin Que - Decaturville, TN




Congrats to the 2019 Winners:

Overall:                                     Chicken:                               Pork:                                                  Ribs:                                             Brisket:
South Pork                                 Hogglegg Smokers            4 Legs Up BBQ                                 Q-Bones BBQ                                South Pork

Q Bones BBQ                             Rooters-N-Tooters             Buckshot Malone’s Pig Shack        South Pork                                    Razorracks

Smoke on This                          Q-Bones BBQ                      Bee’s Knees BBQ Team                    Rub My Rack                                Smoke on This

Bee’s Knees BBQ Team            662 Barbecue                     Fire Dancer BBQ                               Smoke on This                             Hogglegg Smokers

Rooters-N-Tooters                     Bullheaded BBQ                 South Pork                                        Tennessee Smoke Showin’         The Specialists

Smoke This BBQ-MO

Fire Dancer BBQ                        People's Choice:

4 Legs Up BBQ                           662 Barbeque

Smoke Me Silly



2018 Winners:

Overall:                                     Chicken:                               Pork:                                          Ribs:                                               Brisket:
Rooters-N-Tooters                    Extra Mile BBQ                   Rooters-N-Tooters                   High on the Hawg                         Razorracks

Razorracks                                 Rooters-N-Tooters            Hot Cole's BBQ                         Uncle J's                                         Hot Cole's BBQ

Hot Coles' BBQ                          Razorracks                         BBQr's Delight                           Rooters-N-Tooters                        Killer Hogs

Killer Hogs                                 Killer Hogs                          Hawgamania                             Tennessee Smoke Showin'         Tennessee Smoke Showin'

Extra Mile BBQ                          Magnolia Meat                   Magnolia Meats                        Hot Coles' BBQ                              Midnight Burn

Tennessee Smoke Showin'

Hawgamania                            People's Choice:

A Fine Swine                             Midnight Burn

Midnight Burn

Magnolia Meats