BBQ festival

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 11:00AM-5:00PM
Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park

1188 Cumberland Drive, Clarksville, TN 37040

Come watch teams from all near and far compete to see who has the best BBQ! Enjoy live music, inflatables, a dunking booth, a corn hole tournament and more! BBQ will be available for purchase from local BBQ vendors.

Clarksville Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) to provide the full barbeque competition experience. KCBS is intended to promote barbecue in small towns across the country. They are to be comprised of non-professional teams that are required to cook chicken and pork ribs to win the Grand Championship. The cooking source at a Stand Alone Backyard Contest shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. KCBS Backyard Rules and regulations apply. In addition, all KCBS team members who participate in a Backyard Sanctioned Contest earn points towards the KCBS Backyard Team of the Year!

Fee: $200 per team (due at time of registration) 

Registration: Click here to complete the online registration. Someone will notify you soon.

Deadline: September 22, 2017, or until spots are filled.


ARTISAN VENDORS: (limited to 10 vendors)
Artisans craft their products with their own hands and on their own or leased property, locally within the state of Tennessee or an adjoining county. Upon completion of the online application, artisan vendors will go through a selection process and be notified of acceptance. 

Fee: $25.00 per vendor (fee is due after acceptance)

Application: Click here to complete the online application. Someone will notify you soon!

Deadline: Complete by August 25, 2017, Notified of Acceptance by September 1, 2017

CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT: (limited to 20 teams)
Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.

Fee: $30.00 per team (due at time of registration) 

Deadline: If you don't sign up today, you can register at the event, until we reach 20 teams!

Contact event coordinator, Kara Zahn, at or 931-645-7476. 

Last updated: 10/5/2017 4:16:10 PM