KCBS BBQ Competition


The Backyard BBQ Brawl

Murfreesboro’s Only KCBS-sanctioned BBQ Event

May 12, 2018 – Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro, Tenn.


The Backyard BBQ Festival is one of Tennessee’s premiere Backyard Events and is a KCBS competitive sanctioned contest. It is a community event sponsored by the Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club to celebrate the culturally diverse and rich heritage of Tennessee.

This annual barbecue cook-off will celebrate the cuisine of fine barbecued  Chicken and Pork Ribs.

Apply Today, Pay Online

The Backyard BBQ Festival has become a popular KCBS Backyard Competition. With only 40 coveted spaces, we have a full field and waiting list every year.

Sign up to smoke now!

We know schedules can change and there’s a lot of great BBQ competitions to choose from. So we’re making it easy to reserve your spot. Sign up today and we’ll put your name on the list. Hurry, that list is growing daily.

Pay By April 1, 2018

Registration is $175 per team and you can pay anytime before April 1, 2018.

Cook on May 12

The 6th Annual Backyard BBQ Festival will take place on the grounds of Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on May 12, 2018. You’ll receive more information by email as we come closer to the event. Remember, this is a 2-Meat KCBS-sanctioned Backyard Competition. Our judges only want the best Chicken and Ribs you can muster – Mustard is optional.



Competition awards


1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Chicken $600 $400 $300 $200 $100
Ribs $600 $400 $300 $200  $100



Cooker’s Application – Online Registration

Vendor’s Application – Due April 14 2018 – Download the application here (PDF)

Judge’s Application –Due April 14, 2018 – Sorry, the judging pool is full.


2018 Schedule Coming Soon!


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