Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Atlantic Station
241 20th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363

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Bob Herndon
Atlanta BBQ Fest 


Atlanta BBQ Festival:
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The Atlanta Bar-B-Q Club is proud to announce the 9th Annual Atlanta BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA on May 5th and 6th, 2018. We invite you to fire up your grills and join us for a celebration of great BAR-B-Q! We have made some changes to this year’s event to meet the demand of the general public and make the event even better for you, the cooks, that make this event possible. We are anticipating an attendance of more than 10,000 people at this year’s event. Please contact Bob Herndon for any competition bbq related questions at atlbbqclub1@gmail.com or 404-406-1403.

The 2018 Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival will offer up cooking competitions, entertainment and activities throughout the weekend. The Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival is the only BAR-B-Q competition in Atlanta’s city limits. Atlantic Station’s special event site (20th Street @ Fowler Street) will once again play host as we welcome over 25 Pro teams to cook up their best to win over $10,000 in trophies and cash prizes. Here’s a list of features for this year’s event:

- The 2018 Atlanta BBQ Festival will be a KCBS sanctioned event. For complete information about rules and regulations, visit the following website: www.kcbs.us.

- Pro Teams will participate in Pork, Ribs, Brisket, & Chicken categories on Saturday with prizes awarded for 1st-5th place in individual categories as well as an Overall Champion and Reserve Champion. Full details of our cooking rules will be provided.

- All Pro teams are encouraged to participate in our Anything Butt, Sauce, and Dessert contests on Saturday night with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.  Details will be provided.

- Overall winner will be qualified for free entry at the Royal in Kansas City.

 We hope you can join us for a fun-filled weekend!