Supporting the McNabb Center since 1972

2022 Big BBQ Bash

When: TBD

Where: Founder's Square on Broadway (Maryville, TN)

2022 BBQ Bash Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2022 Big BBQ Bash! Volunteer shifts are currently full. Please fill out the interest form below. We will contact you if shifts become available.
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  • Volunteers age 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

2022 Big BBQ Bash interest form

Team registration for the 2021 Big BBQ Bash has closed. If you are interested in receiving information about the 2022 event, please fill out this form and we will be in touch when planning that event.

To view photos and scores from the 2021 Big BBQ Bash, please click here!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Big BBQ Bash!

For more information, please contact Lindsay Hughes at

Categories include: pork, chicken, ribs and beef brisket.
Cash and prizes totaling $10,000 will be awarded!

The Big BBQ Bash is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition. KCBS sanctions barbecue and grilling competitions across the U.S. and promotes barbecue as America’s cuisine. In addition, KCBS has an extensive Certified Barbecue Judging program.  It is the largest society of barbecue enthusiasts in the world.

Former Governor Bill Haslam proclaimed the Blount County Big BBQ Bash as a state championship, making the competition a qualifier for the American Royal Barbecue Cook-Off and Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.

Since its inception in 2007, the Big BBQ Bash has raised more than $150,000 for charitable causes in Blount County. All proceeds from the 2021 Big BBQ Bash will benefit the McNabb Center’s Military Services in Blount County.

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The event is a part of Maryville’s Summer on Broadway festival.

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Admission is free to the public on Friday and Saturday!

Competing BBQ teams may charge a fee per plate to the public on Friday and Saturday; giving attendees the chance to taste some of the best barbecue in the south.