• 2014 Grand Champion
    The Pit Crew took home top honors in 2014 with a final score of 771.08333

  • 2014 Reserve Champion
    B&T BBQ Cook Team took Reserve Champion in 2014 with a score of 763.98329

  • Scholarship Winner
    Mackenzie Dyer was the recipient of the 2014 Dewaine T. Bell Music Scholarship

  • Family Fun
    With free, live music, a custom auto show, and a kid’s park, our event has fun for the whole family!

JUST IN: 2015 Barnesville Battle of the Bones FBA Results
2015 People’s Choice Results

2015 Dessert Competition Results
2015 Chili Competition Results
2015 Wings Competition Results
2015 Sauce Competition Results

2015 Color of the Pig 5k Results
*Please note that this was a fun run and not deemed to be a competitive race. Awards were given to the top three finishers in the men’s category as well as the female’s category.


2015 Registered Cook Teams

1. Maxus Porkamus (Georgia)
2. Way 2 Que (Georgia)
3. Blazin 7′s (Florida)
4. Party Fowl BBQ (Georgia)
5. Baptism by Smoke (Georgia)
6. Back Deck BBQ (Georgia)
7. Bearded BBQ (Georgia)
8. Kelvin’s BBQ (Georgia)
9. Sweet Smoke Q (Florida)
10. Boog-a-lou Smoke Crew (Florida)
11. The Grateful Pig (Georgia)
12. MeatHeads BBQ (Georgia)
13. H&H BBQ (Georgia)
14. Swinging Swine Bar-B-Que (Georgia)
15. Jack Rabbit’s Smokin’ Q (Georgia)
16. The Pit Crew (Georgia)
17. E.T.’s BBQ (Florida)
18. Barnesville Blues Brother (Georgia)
19. Front Porch Bar-B-Q! (Georgia)
20. Hicktown BBQ (Alabama)
21. Flint River Cooking Team (Georgia)
22. Flint River Drinking Team (Georgia)
23. Big Daddy Q (Florida)
24. J. Holt’s Smoke House (Georgia)
25. Smoke Rising BBQ Joint (Georgia)
26. Pasley & Nuce, LLC. (Team Name TBA) (Georgia)
27. Backyard Bro’s. (Florida)
28. Buggy Boyz (Georgia)
29. The BBQ Ninja (Georgia)
30. Burnt Offerings BBQ (Georgia)
31. Smokin’ Swine BBQ (Georgia)
32. Blind Pig BBQ (Georgia)
33. RTC Smokin’ (Georgia)
34. JB’s Barbeque (Georgia)
35. Smokin AJ’s BBQ (Georgia)
36. Soggy Bottom (Georgia)
37. Hogs & Heifers BBQ (Georgia)
38. Swamp Boys (Florida)

Barnesville Battle of the Bones Festival

On May 1-2, downtown Barnesville will host the Barnesville Battle of the Bones Festival. In 2013, the BBQ competition was featured on the television show BBQ Pitmasters and in 2014 it celebrated its 10th anniversary. The event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association and was declared a State Championship Cook-off by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2009. Last year, 36 pro cook teams competed in the event, which was also an automatic qualifier for the World Food Championships held in Las Vegas, NV.

The Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 2015 event committee will be awarding its 8th annual scholarship in memory of the late Mayor Dewaine T. Bell. The scholarship is paid for by festival sponsorships as well as memorial paper pig sales.

The Custom Auto and Truck Show will feature cars, trucks, motorcycles, or any year custom vehicle or race cars. The show will be held in the United Bank parking lot and will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Registration is $15.00 per car.

The 2015 Barnesville Battle of the Bones event will certainly be an event you will not want to miss. We encourage you to participate as a spectator, pro-cook team, musician, or vendor. For more information, please contact the Chamber at (770) 358-5884.