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The proceeds from our event go to benefit and help fund numerous local charities and continue this event for our community for future years!

But it’s far more than what we can explain here. There’s something fun for all ages and everyone here is prepared to assist in making sure you have fun at our event.

Remember: NO  coolers allowed. NO BACKPACKS. ALL bags are subject to inspection.


All About The Festival

2018 Festival
The 2018 Festival is scheduled for Friday & Saturday April 13 & 14, from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and will be held at Green Acres RV Park, Savannah, Tennessee.  The TN River BBQ Battle & Music Festival will feature a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition with up to 100 teams competing for the top prize.  The event will also feature music acts with West Tennessee roots.

 The TN River BBQ Battle competition will bring professional teams from across the country vying for the top prize in a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event with payouts of over $15,000 to winners in a number of categories.  The Kansas City Barbeque Society is the world’s largest barbeque and grilling association with over 20,000 members and 450 sanctioned contests per year.  The grand champion of the event will receive an invitation to compete in both The American Royal Barbeque Competition and the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Barbeque Competition.

Come enjoy 2 days of great music and the heavenly smells of some of the best BBQ in the country. Get some tickets to the peoples choice event on Saturday and sample some of this great award winning BBQ from the champions.

Hog Heaven!

The heart and the soul of the TN River BBQ Battle & Music Festival is where our competition cook teams set up their rigs to vie for prestige, cash prizes and awards in this Tennessee State Barbecue Championship qualifier. The top ranking team from Tennessee also wins the coveted Governor’s Trophy. Teams must compete in all four Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned categories; Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork and Beef Brisket to be considered for Grand Champion. The judging is on Saturday and awards are announced in the late afternoon on the stage.

Judging is by KCBS certified judges and we use a double blind system to ensure a fair and equal contest.

Cookers, be sure and visit the Cookers page.

SPECIAL EVENTS (SATURDAY ONLY)

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Finding the Festival
The TN River BBQ Battle & Music Festival is being held at Green Acres RV Resort adjacent to Hwy. 128 between Savannah and Pickwick.  The GPS address is 215 Ziffle Circle, Savannah, TN.