• 2016 Grand Champion

  • 2016 Reserve Champion

  • Scholarship Winner

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


2017 will be a great year for the 13th annual Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS), the largest BBQ sanctioning body in the world. KCBS will allow us to expand to great heights and hopefully set records for the most teams ever in Barnesville.

Barnesville would like to show you how we make your team the number one priority. We will provide your team with a unique historic downtown location, small town hospitality, your own personal hospitality crew and a welcoming experience you are unlikely to find anywhere else.

Our local presenting sponsor United Bank will make sure that when you arrive in Barnesville you will be in store for a great weekend. Assassin Smokers has been a great early sponsor, providing some top notch prizes to go along with the cash prizes. We are also pleased to announce that Chick-Fil-A has committed to making our judges feel special this year with some great surprises for them.

For the first time we will be offering a save the date option for cook teams to help you with your schedules. Look for us at BBQ cook offs as we will be letting you sign up for a free cook team entry. We have also applied to be one of the 2017 GBC cook sites.

We are excited for 2017 and we have a lot of great announcements coming. So check back with us to keep current on the excitement.

See You All April 21-22, 2017

Kevin Cole – Chair

TJ Imberger- Site Logistics Coordinator