Great Americana BBQ Festival

On August 26th, 2017 in downtown Franklin, the air will be filled with the sweet aroma of hickory smoke and simmering sauce for the inaugural 'Great Americana Barbecue Festival' at Harlinsdale Farm. Visitors will enjoy some of the most “finger licking” good barbecue around prepared by professional pit masters and iron chefs from across the country - all within the confines of Franklin, TN - "the best small town in America" -  according to Southern Living and Trip Advisor.

The BBQ festival is hosted by The Franklin Noon Rotary Club, which has dedicated over six decades of service to its community and has distributed over two million dollars to local charities. FNRC continues to produce The Franklin Rodeo, Williamson County's longest running annual event, celebrating its 67th year.

Barbecue will take center stage with vendors, grilling demonstrations, a whole hog smoking contest, and a KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition featuring 60 teams competing in five categories for over $10,000 in total cash prizes. Festival goers will be able to join in on the judging by selecting the “People’s Champion".

Patrons will enjoy local artisan flavors from Tennessee distilleries and craft beers in the tasting areas (21+). Additionally the festival will feature live music, craft vendors, food and a kid’s zone with all sorts  of ways for the little 'pit masters' to run, jump and play. 

The music stage will feature some of the biggest and brightest young talent music city has to offer. Plenty of special events during the day will make this a “must attend” event for the entire family.

Come experience the Great Americana Barbecue Festival. It is great barbecue and great fun, all for a great cause.

Please contact Nathan Perry at to sign up your team or additional information.

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