Schedule of Events

Two great days of BBQ, shopping, and fun activities for the whole family!

Thursday, November 14th

  • 1pm: Gates open for BBQ Team parking

Friday, November 15th

  • 9 am: Box distribution begins at judging hall; pick up ground beef for Kids 'Que when you get your boxes!
  • 4 pm: Cooks' Meeting at judging hall (all teams including Kids 'Que)
  • 6 pm: Potluck

Saturday, November 16th - Open to Public

  • 6:45 am: Cooks' Church at judging hall
  • 7 am: Festival vendor load-in begins
  • 10 am: Festival open to the public & Judge check-in
  • 11 am: Judges' meeting at judging hall
  • 12 pm: Chicken Turn-in
  • 12:30 pm: Rib Turn-in
  • 1 pm: Pork Turn-in
  • 1:30 pm: Brisket Turn-in (PRO ONLY)
  • 2:30 pm: Dessert Turn-in
  • 3:00 pm: Kids 'Que Turn-in
  • 4:30 pm: Festival closed
  • 5pm: BBQ Awards at stage


Thursday, November 14th - Saturday, November 16th


Cumming Fairgrounds
235 Castleberry Rd.
Cumming, Ga 30040


Free Admission,
Free Parking

ABS Classic