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April 22, 2024

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Great Americana BBQ Festival Returns to Harlinsdale Farm Aug. 27-28

Franklin's Harlinsdale Farm will be filled with the sweet aroma of hickory smoke and simmering sauce for the fifth year of the event.

The Great Americana BBQ Festival is bringing the heat and smoke back to Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin this weekend, Friday, August 27 – Saturday, August 28th, sponsored by Franklin Noon Rotary.

Friday night kicks off the two-day event with a cocktail party beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner served by Puckett’s. Live music will be provded by Billy Montana and James Dean Hicks.

The main event opens on Saturday at 10 a.m. with loads of family entertainment with a car show, rib shoot where you can sample ribs, corn hole tournament, bourbon tasting, kids zone and “finger-licking good” barbecue prepared by professional pitmasters and iron chefs from across the country.

In addition, live entertainment will be available all day:

10 a.m. – School of Rock
11:30 a.m. – The Nashvegas Ramblers
2 p.m. – 2 Country 4 Nashville
5:30 p.m. – Music City Stones

Friday night ticket prices are $150 for the cocktail hour and dinner. Saturday general admission tickets are $20 if purchased in advance, $25 at the door. Additional tickets options are available for the rib shoot-out and bourbon tasting events. Purchase your tickets online here.

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Michael Aldrich

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