Save the Date

Apr 19-20, 2024 




Let’s smoke up the sky in 2024!

2023 was our best year yet! More than 6,000 people from the community came to cheer on 42 KCBS Competition Series Cookers, 8 regional High School Teams, and so much more! Look below to get your name on the list for 2024!

Family and friends, both old and new, can join in the celebration of BBQ at the 9th Annual Boro BBQ Festival at Tennessee Miller Colosseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Smell that smoke, cast your vote in the People’s Choice, tour Tennessee Whiskey’s or craft beer, bounce on a bouncy house until you….well, just watch some of the top cookers in Middle Tennessee compete in the KCBS Competitive Series-sanctioned Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl. This event annually attracts thousands of visitors to a day of family fun and adventure. Come on down, experience the aroma, and enjoy eating some of the finest BBQ east of the Mississippi River and west of the Great Smoky Mountains. We will roll out the red carpet and keep the lights on.



Yes! Our sponsors help keep this a free event for the public while serving the financial commitment of the Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary.
Yes! – And No. Our cookers are dedicated Kansas City BBQ Association competitors and they, by rule, cannot share their competition ‘Que with the public. However, you can cast your vote in the People’s Choice Award competition. If that’s not your thing, eat BBQ, Hot Dogs, Kettle Corn, and a plethora of other food for sale by our vendors.
What’s this People’s Choice thing?
Well, it’s our way of giving you the goods, so to speak. Our competitors can’t share with you their fare that they submit for KCBS judging, but many are willing to cook a special pork butt that they’ll submit to the court of public opinion (that’s you). A small charge will get you 10 2 oz samples of competition BBQ. That’s 20 ounces! The average serving size for pulled pork at a restaurant is 5-7 ounces!
Absolutely! This is a family event! Some activities are free while other will have a small charge.
For some people, you can’t have BBQ without a Beer! Friends over 21 can try out BBQ pairing with several craft beers
We’re still confirming with the bands. We’ll let you know as soon as we do!
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