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May 12-13, 2023 

Compete in the KCBS Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl



Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl
Murfreesboro’s Only KCBS-sanctioned BBQ Event
May 13, 2023 – Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The Boro BBQ Festival is one of Tennessee’s premiere BBQ Events and is a KCBS Competitive Series-sanctioned  contest. It is a community event sponsored by the Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club to celebrate the culturally diverse and rich heritage of Tennessee.

This annual barbecue cook-off will celebrate the cuisine of fine barbecued Chicken, Pork Ribs, and Anything Butt…


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The Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl has become a popular KCBS Competitive Series Competition. With only 50 coveted spaces, we have a full field and waiting list every year.

Sign up to smoke now!

We know schedules can change and there’s a lot of great BBQ competitions to choose from. So we’re making it easy to reserve your spot. Sign up today and we’ll put your name on the list. Hurry, that list is growing daily. Registration is $175 per team.

Cook on May 13!

The 8th Annual Boro BBQ Festival will take place on the grounds of Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on May 7, 2022. You’ll receive more information by email as we come closer to the event. Remember, this is a 2-Meat+PLUS KCBS Competitive Series Competition. Our judges only want the best Chicken, Pork Ribs you can muster – Mustard is optional. And don’t forget our new third category, Anything Butt… where you can let your creativity shine!

People’s Choice

This year we’re upping the challenge with the second annual people’s choice award For fun and – more importantly – bragging rights, we hope you’ll participate in this pulled-port show down. We provide the butts, you provide, well, everything else! Participation is completely voluntary, but the fun is mandatory. We’ll communicate the details and mechanics down the road, but for now, just select YES to participate in this fun side competition.

Also winner receives Trophy and $200.

Pick up butts Friday after cookers meeting. Turn in Saturday morning at 10am.

Competition Awards

Grand Champion
Trophy & Cash Prize
(Based on highest cumulative score of three categories)

Reserved Grand Champion
Trophy & Cash Prize
(Based on highest cumulative score of three categories)

Anything Butt…$600.00$400.00$300.00$200.00$100.00


Cooker’s Application

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Cooker's Application

Cooker's Application

People’s Choice

Our People's Choice Award is your chance to compete for the glory of crowd favorite. We provide the uncooked butt (or butts), you season 'em,
smoke 'em, pull 'em, and love on 'em. We pick 'em. The public eats 'em!

If you win, you get $200 and a killer trophy!

Remember, there's no additional cost to you, and People's Choice earns no points and has no bearing on the KCBS competition.

Join People's Choice *

BBQ Team Entry Fee: $175

A 20’x 20’ space will be reserved with your entry fee at no extra charge. If you need a larger space select size below:

Large Space *
Port-a-Potty at your site *
Electrical Power (15 amp only) *
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Judge’s Application

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