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to the Scottsboro BBQ Festival, held the second Saturday of October each year on the Downtown Square in Scottsboro, Ala.

The 2024 Festival will be held Saturday, October 12th!

Merchandise, Food, and other Vendors!


Backyard Contestant Cook Teams!


FREE Admission to the Festival!


General Festival Hours - Various Activities All Day!


Vendor Registration Now Open

To register as a vendor at the 2024 Scottsboro BBQ Festival, please select the appropriate registration form.

Beginning in 2024, you must apply to be considered as a vendor and are not a fully-registered vendor until payment is received. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to confirm registration and payment information.

Thank you for your interest!

Vendor Application


If you would like to sale merchandise at the BBQ Festival, please click the button to the right to apply as a vendor.

Vendor Application


If you would like to be a food or drink vendor at the BBQ Festival and are not a cottage vendor, select this button.


Sponsor Booth

This is separate from a Sponsorship of the entire festival, this is to have a non-vending/non-sales booth to promote your brand/business/products/services.

Backyard BBQ Contestant
Now Open

To register as a vendor at the 2024 Scottsboro BBQ Festival's Backyard Competition, the button to Register as Backyard Team.

Those registering to compete in the People's Choice Competition, may also use the same link and complete the appropriate information.




If you would like to compete in the Backyard Competition, click the "Backyard Registration" button.

You may also use the same form if registering for the People's Choice Competition.
To also be a food vendor, you must select the Food Vender Registration button above and register separately.

Backyard Battle Royal

The 2024 Scottsboro BBQ Festival is part of the Backyard Battle Royal, with competitions including Singing River Smoke-o-rama, High on the Hog Festival, Ditto Landing, St. Bernard Prep Blues & BBQ. See details below.

Singing River Smoke-O-Rama

March 22-23, 2024

Athens, AL

High On The Hog Festival

May 17-18, 2024

Winchester, TN

Ditto Landing Reelin'-n-Smokin'

June 7-8, 2024

Huntsville, AL

Bernard Blues and BBQ

September 6-7, 2024

Cullman, AL

Backyard Battle Royal Competitions

We are excited to be geared up and ready for the 9th Annual Scottsboro BBQ Festival. The event offers FREE general admission and access to almost 200 vendors, including family activities throughout the entire day!

About the 2024 BBQ Festival

Schedule of Activities


Food Vendors 10am-4pm

Arts & Crafts Vendors

9am-11:30am Registration

12pm Dog Parade Begins

Judging in Dog Show Follows

Award announced at the end.

Dog Show & Parade

12pm-1:30pm Registration

(On-Site Only) & Warm-Ups

2pm Tournament Starts

Awards announced at end.

Cornhole Tournament

12pm-12:45pm Contestant Check-in and Setup

1pm-2pm Public Sampling with purchase of a $10 ticket

3pm Awards Announced

People's Choice  Competition Sampling

12pm-1:30pm JT Clark

1:45pm-2:45pm The Shmones

3pm-6pm The Muddy Water Band

Live Entertainment

9am-1pm Registration (On-Site Only)

1pm Awards

$100 Cash Given Away Each Hour

Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

9:30am Check-In

10am Start Grilling

11:15am Burgers Due

1:30pm Awards

Kids-Q Competition

7:30am Cooks Meeting

4pm Chicken Due

4:30pm Ribs Due

6pm Awards

Backyard Competition


Must be 21 or older with valid ID and wear wristband to consume alcohol within the barricaded area.

Beer Garden


Park at Unclaimed Baggage, Akins Furniture, or Collins Intermediate School (back parking lot off Cecil St from Broad St) for free and ride the free shuttle to the square!
The Broad St shuttle will be wheelchair accessible.

FREE Parking Shuttles


Some activities require a small fee. Inflatables and Fishing Pond free to join!

Kids Fun Zone

Activities for the Entire Family!

Visitors get the chance to purchase a ticket to sample up to 10 Boston Butts and up to 10 Desserts in the annual People's Choice Competition. Tickets may be purchased at the Welcome Tent or at the People's Choice area for $10. After sampling the meat and dessert, you return to vote for your favorite in each category!

People's Choice Competition

This year we have so many kids activities that we couldn't possible put them all in one location! As always, we have a variety of inflatables, our pumpkin bowling, face painting, the Euro Bungy, obstacle course, Kids-Q Competition, and new for 2023 is the fishing pond!

Some activities are free and some require a small fee to participate, but there is something for everyone of every age, including the Cornhole Tournament on the south side of the square!

Kid's Fun Zone

Situated around City Hall is the Car Show. Participants can register their car in the morning hours for their chance to win cash prize and other goodies. On-site registration only.

Car/Tuck/Motorcycle Show

The Dog Show will be held on the northwest corner of the square near Payne's. Contestants may enter their dog in various categories to win cash prizes.
Click here to register online, or register on-site.

Barq-Off Dog Show & Parade

Kids ages 5-12 grill a burger in the Kids-Q Contest, during the morning hours of the festival. Pre-registration required.

Kids-Q Contest

Teams sign up to compete for cash prizes in the annual Cornhole Tournament, conducted by Alabama Cornhole. Teams may register on-site between 12pm-1:30pm with the tournament starting at 2pm. Awards will follow at the end of the contest. Cash prizes: 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $80, 3rd Place $50. Trophies awarded to the Championship team and medals are awarded to the first and second place teams.

Cornhole Tournament

2024 BBQ Festival Vendors

Below is a list of vendors for the 2024 festival. (Updated in the fall.)

Vendor applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 festival on Saturday, October 12th. Early registration deadline is May 31st.

Food - Drink - Snacks

Businesses - Sponsor Booths - Other

Misc. Merchandise Vendors

Platinum Sponsors

If you have questions about the Scottsboro BBQ Festival, how to become a vendor, contestant, sponsor the event, or become involved as a volunteer, we would love to hear from you!

Get in Touch

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