9:00 AM Check-In Begins
4:00 PM Cooks Meeting
7:30 PM Wampler’s Sausage Turn-In (Mandatory)
8:00 PM "Anything Butt" Turn-In
9:30 AM: Judges Registration
11:00 AM: Judges Meeting
12:00 PM: Chicken
12:30 PM: Ribs
1:00 PM: Pork
1:30 PM: Brisket
3:30 PM: Awards Ceremony
2015 Judge's Applications will be accepted until May 15th. Judges will be notified by May 29th regarding their involvement in this year's Big BBQ Bash.
Congratulations to the 2014 Big BBQ Bash Grand Champions, Under the Radar - Allen and Katherine Clem!
The 2015 Big BBQ Bash is set for June 26-27 at Founder’s Square in historic downtown Maryville, TN, located at the scenic foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The event is a barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created by the Leadership Blount Class of 2007.
Admission is free to the public on Friday and Saturday. Competing BBQ teams may charge a fee per plate to the public on Saturday; giving attendees the chance to taste some of the best barbecue in the south. A variety of vendors will also be set-up to feed and entertain guests of all ages.
Since its inception in 2007, the Big BBQ Bash has raised nearly $125,000 for charitable causes in Blount County. All proceeds from the 2015 Big BBQ Bash will benefit mental health, addiction treatment and social services provided by the Helen Ross McNabb Center in Blount County.