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! 

Due to COVID-19, the Music Festival has been cancelled and the BBQ competition will be closed to the public.

The TN River BBQ Battle & Music Fest will be held on September 25-26, 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 $10,000 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:

Angry Jack BBQ - Pitmaster Sean Trygestad - Woodstock, GA

Bacon Care of Business - Pitmaster Ross Denbow - Memphis, TN

Bee's Knees BBQ Team - Pitmaster Brent Bourland - Huntsville, AL

Big Belly BBQ - Pitmaster Dustin Sanders - Henderson, TN

Charcoal and More - Pitmaster Hal Wagner - Sellersburg, IN

Continental Barbecue Co. - Pitmaster Kent Schuetz - Charlestown, IN

Dad's Grillin Crew - Pitmaster Chad Trimble - Sherwood, AR

Doss Hogs Barbeque - Pitmaster Kody Doss - Lawrenceburg, TN

Four Alarm Smoker - Pitmaster David Tyner - Bolivar, TN

Gettin' Basted - Pitmaster Brad Leighninger - Springfield, MO

Hanks BBQ - Pitmaster Hank Vaiden - Columbus, MS

Hogg Legg Smokers - Pitmaster David Thacker - Selmer, TN

Hot Cole's BBQ- Pitmaster Jason Cole - Gallatin, TN

Jack's Old South - Pitmaster Myron Mixon - Unadilla, GA

Janky Leg BBQ - Pitmaster Jordan Kirkpatrick - Benton, IL

Joogly Woogly BBQ - Pitmaster Brent Dykes - Jackson, TN

K&K Kookers - Pitmaster Richard Watkins - Olive Branch, MS

Loaded-N-Rollin' BBQ - Pitmaster Tim Onstott - Rosedale, IN

Memphis Original BBQ - Pitmaster Brandon Norman - Atoka, TN

Music City Smoke - Pitmaster Drew Swint - Gallatin, TN

One2BBQ - Pitmaster Steve Hayden - New Berlin, IL

Owensboro Pork Pullers - Pitmaster Justin Wink - Owensboro, KY

Poker Porkers - Pitmaster Lance Gehring - Bartlett, TN

Poppa Pig - Pitmaster Eric Coley - Millbrook, AL

Porkin' From Home - Pitmaster Justin Lash - Brentwood, TN

Porkin in Public - Pitmaster Daniel Lovett - Munford, TN

Razorracks - Pitmaster Drew Davis - Pleasant Plains, AR

Rooters-N-Tooters - Pitmaster Paul Keltner - Mount Pleasant, TN

Second Helping BBQ - Pitmaster Russell Linch - Harrisburg, IL

Sheats Smoked Meats - Pitmaster Erika Sheets - Decatur, AL

Shiggin Ain't Easy - Pitmaster Buddy Hammett - Westland, MI

Slayton's Barbeque Company - Pitmaster Micheal Slayton - Owens Cross Roads, AL

Smoke Dawgs - Pitmaster Phillip Grace - Old Hickory, TN

SmokeMasters BBQ - Pitmaster Will Hair - Bartlett, TN

Smokin Ghost BBQ - Pitmaster Paul Buob - Chillicothe, IL

South Pork - Pitmaster Scott Burton - Madison, AL

TBDQ - Pitmaster Frank Howell - Memphis, TN

Tennessee Smoke Showin' - Pitmaster Michael Hughes - Franklin, TN

The Blazers - Pitmaster Joseph McCord - White Bluff, TN

Thunder Hog BBQ - Pitmaster Bill Maegerlein - Bedford, IN

Tristar Smokers - Pitmaster Justin Alt - McEwen, TN

Uncle Feol's TN Style BBQ - Pitmaster Robert Feol - Memphis, TN

Uncle Kenny's BBQ - Pitmaster Kenny Nadeau - Clermont, FL

Uncle Pookie BBQ - Pitmaster Mike Brinkman - Nesbit, MS

Uncle Toad's - Pitmaster Todd Lemaster - Dayton, OH

WeQ4u - Pitmaster Mark Bowman - Aurora, IN

Y-NOT! Smokin Que - Pitmaster Dan Brandenburg - 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