First Tennessee Muletown Bluegrass BBQ

Muletown BBQ


Come And Get A Genuine Taste Of The South At The Annual First Tennessee Muletown Bluegrass BBQ!


The City of Columbia is pleased to host this third annual event at its very own Riverwalk Park (102 Riverside Drive, Columbia, TN 38401). Directly to the northeast of the Downtown Square in Columbia, Riverwalk Park is a true gem and a must visit location while in town! Built on the historic ground of Pillow Park, Riverwalk Park continues the longstanding tradition of providing a serene and quiet location for residents and visitors to come enjoy each and every day of the week. This event is no exception!

This year's event spans two exciting days, both filled to brim with fun, festivities, and of course some of the best barbecue to boot! Both days will also feature a full line up of the greatest bluegrass bands in the region, including Lateral Blue, Grasskickers, Spur of the Moment Bluegrass, Craig Morris & King Cotton, and Leipers Fork Bluegrass. There will also be live chainsaw carvings by Roark Phillips, a blacksmith, and the annual city-wide Cornhole Tournament. In addition to a number of activities and vendors throughout the park, a caricature artist and a balloon artist will be present and free to the public! The event will start on Friday, September 22nd at 5:30PM until 8:30PM and continue Saturday, September 23rd from 3:30PM until 8:00PM. Check out pictures from last year's event!

Make Your Voice Heard - The People's Choice is Back!

Why should the professionals have all the fun? On Friday, September 22nd at 6:00PM the City will be hosting the People's Choice Chicken Wing Competition! The first 50 people to purchase entry to this event will be tasting and voting on their favorite chicken wings as prepared by the many teams and vendors present. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity! Entry tickets are $10 each and will be sold starting at 5:30PM at the Farmer's Market at Riverwalk Park, which is where the tasting will be held. Don't miss this chance to put your taste buds to work.
The Competition is Heating Up this Year!

The First Tennessee Muletown Bluegrass BBQ is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event. BBQ Team spots are limited to no more than 30. Be sure and register today to reserve your teams spot! Judging will be in the categories of ribs, chicken, and pork butt/shoulder. Cash prizes will be awarded from 1st to 5th place in each category. Grand Champion & Reserve Champion ($750 and $500 respectively and a trophy for each) will be awarded to teams that enter all three meats. This year's event features international competition. If you would like to enter please click here for the online registration form. To download a paper registration form click here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Each year the First Tennessee Muletown Bluegrass BBQ is made possible by the generous consideration of our sponsors. We would like to take a moment to recognize each and encourage you thank them by supporting their businesses! If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, inquire here.

          First Tennessee Bank           Maury County Visitors Bureau

Rodgers Group Inc.             CPWS        Atmos Energy     
 BMC Metal Works   Bee's Tees Logo    Kerry Harris Team
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Schedule of Events
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This is a Sanctioned Event