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March 23, 2023

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Boro BBQ Festival Returns Saturday, May 7

A free, finger-lickin' fun time at this family-friendly event on the grounds of Oaklands Mansion!

The coals are getting fired up for the 2022 Boro BBQ Festival on the historic grounds of Oaklands Mansion (900 N Maney Ave, Murfreesboro TN) on Saturday, May 7.

Smell that smoke, join in a rib eating contest and watch some of the top cookers in Middle Tennessee compete in the KCBS Competitive Series-sanctioned Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl. In addition, the event features live bands and performances, a craft beer garden, an arts & crafts show, a family zone and a high school steak competition.

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 at this free community event.

Can you eat BBQ?

Yes! – And No. The event’s 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 vendors. If you’re really coming for the Competition BBQ, you can participate in the People’s Choice competition. Many of 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 $10 and the competitors will get a trophy, cash prize and bragging rights. They take whatever they put on their smokers seriously.

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!

For more information, visit the event’s website. Follow the event’s Facebook page for news and updates. 




About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra.