**We have closed Team and Judge Registration for this year**
About Big BBQ Bash
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.
Cash and prizes totaling $10,000 will be awarded!
Categories include Pork, Chicken, Ribs and Beef Brisket.
2023 BBQ Bash Teams
|Bad Rooster BBQ||Blue Smoke BBQ|
|Under the Radar||River Road Grillbillies|
|Hold your Horses BBQ||Glamping Grillers|
|Taste of Grace BBQ||BBQ865|
|Chairman of the Boar||A&R Q|
|Can Country Outlaw||Smokin Skullies|
|Big Alz BBQ||Smoke Central BBQ|
|Third Swines Charm||Pappy & Roley’s Appalachain Q|
|One Eyed Pig BBQ||Fred Vegas Smokers|
|Tennessee Smoke Showin’||Praise the Lord BBQ|
|Firehouse Smokers TN||Janky Leg BBQ|
|Jacks Old South||Smokin Ghost BBQ|
|Willingham’s||Pig N Whiskey|
|rooters n tooters||K-Town Daddys BBQ|
|Hoggy Bottom Boys|
To sponsor or volunteer at the event, fill out the form below.
For more information, please contact Faith Rodgers at Faith.Rodgers@mcnabb.org
History of Big BBQ Bash
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 2023 Big BBQ Bash will benefit the McNabb Center’s Military Services in Blount County.
Volunteer at Big BBQ Bash
It takes an awesome group of volunteers to ensure a successful event. We’d love to have you join us! Fill out the volunteer form below to sign up.
The event is a part of Maryville’s Summer on Broadway festival.
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.