Prizes
$15,000 in PRIZES
$2,500 GRAND CHAMPION
$1,500 RESERVE CHAMPION
PAYOUTS THRU 10TH PLACE IN ALL CATEGORIES & OVERALL

Cash prizes will be paid to winners as shown below. The TN River BBQ Battle & Music Festival is required to file a 1099 with the IRS for the 2017 tax year for any team receiving more than $600. Upon check in, each team will complete at W-9 form, as checks will be made out to the Pitmaster and tax ID you specified on the W-9 Form.

Professional Payout Schedule

Overall

  • Grand Champion  - $2,500
  • Reserved Champion  - $1,500
  • 3rd Overall -  $750
  • 4th Overall -  $300
  • 5th Overall  - $200
  • 6th Overall -  $150
  • 7th Overall -  $125
  • 8th Overall -  $100
  • 9th Overall -  $75
  • 10th Overall - $50

Pork and Ribs - Categories Proudly Sponsored by Smithfield

  • 1st Place -   $700
  • 2nd Place - $600
  • 3rd Place -  $500
  • 4th Place -  $200
  • 5th Place -  $150
  • 6th Place -  $100
  • 7th Place - $100
  • 8th Place - $50
  • 9th Place - $50
  • 10th Place - $50

Chicken & Brisket - Categories

  • 1st Place -   $500
  • 2nd Place - $400
  • 3rd Place -  $300
  • 4th Place -  $200
  • 5th Place -  $100
  • 6th Place -  $50
  • 7th Place -  $50
  • 8th Place - $25
  • 9th Place - $25
  • 10th Place - $25

People's Choice 

  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $250
  • 3rd Place - $150