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Apr 19-20, 2024 

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Family and friends, both old and new can join in the celebration of BBQ at the 10th Annual Boro BBQ Festival at Tennessee Miller Colosseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

This is a FREE event!

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come Early, Leave Late!

Bring your folding chairs and blankets!

And don’t say the “R” word!

Download a map here!

Smell that smoke, eat some competition-style BBQ, play in the family zone, and watch some of the top cookers in Middle Tennessee compete in the KCBS-sanctioned Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl. This event annually attracts several thousand 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.

Event Map

Events and Activities

BBQ and Food Vendors
You can’t eat the competitors’ Barbecue, but you’re not going to leave hungry!
Arts & Crafts Show
100 vendors, artists, and craftspeople are excited to let you experience their wares. Bring some money, because you’re going to want to take some of this home.
Live Bands & Student Performances
The skies will be filled with smoke and live music as professional and school bands take the stage. Check the schedule of events to find out when your favorite band is playing.
People’s Choice Event
OK ok ok – you can’t eat the competition BBQ directly from our KCBS cookers. But we’ve figured out a way to get you in on the fun. We got our cookers to throw a little extra special on the grill just for you. A $15 entry fee let’s you be the judge on our competition cookers’ pulled pork samples. Mark your scores out of six 2- ounce samples, the way our KCBS- certified judges do. The winner gets a $200 prize and bragging rights…so you can be sure they care about what you put in your mouth. Best of all, 100% of your $15 per person fee is put right back into this community through the Breakfast Rotary Foundation.
Craft Beer Garden
Do we need to say it? Yeah, over 21 fun by the glassful at the craft beer garden.
Family Zone
Hop on some inflatables, pet a goat, sheep, or zebra, or get your face painted. You never know what kind of good clean fun you’ll find in the Family Zone! Some activities have a small admission fee while others are free!


Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
9:50 Welcome to the BBQ! Rotary’s Four Way Test Main Stage
10:00 Rockvale High School Jazz Band Performance Main Stage
10:00 People’s Choice Turn-in Show Office
10:00 Food Trucks Open Parking Lot
10:00 Family Fun Zone Opens Main Hall
10:30 KCBS Judges Check-in Show Office
11:00 Oakland Middle School Jazz Band Performance Main Stage
11:30 KCBS Judges Meeting Show Office
11:30 People’s Choice Competition Begins Main Hall
11:30 Boro Beer Fest Opens Main Hall
12:00 Northfield Elementary Chorus Performance Main Stage
1:00 KCBS Chicken Turn-In Show Office
1:00 Siegel High Jazz Band Performance Main Stage
1:30 KCBS Rib Turn-In Show Office
2:00 Music Headliner – Phase 6 Performance Main Stage
2:00 KCBS Anything Butt Turn-In Show Office
4:00 Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl KCBS Awards Presentation Main Stage


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 eat BBQ, Hot Dogs, Kettle Corn, and a plethora of other food for sale by our vendors. If you’re really coming for the Competition BBQ, you can participate in our People’s Choice competition. Many of our competitors elect to compete in this voluntary event where their aim is to please YOU. Check out the People’s Choice tent for more information. Participation costs $15 and the competitors will get a trophy, cash prize, and bragging rights. They take whatever they put on their smokers seriously.
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! We’re still working on the details of our famous Beer Garden. Check back soon.
Phase 6!!! Rockvale High, Oakland Middle, Northfield Elementary Chorus, Seigel High
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