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The air in Franklin, Tennessee will be filled with the sweet aroma of hickory smoke and simmering sauce for the 'Great Americana Barbecue Festival' at Harlinsdale Farm. From morning until night visitors enjoy some of the most “finger licking good" barbecue around, prepared by professional pit masters and iron chefs from across the country - all within the town limits of Franklin, TN - "the best small town in America" - according to Southern Living and Trip Advisor.
The BBQ festival is hosted by The Franklin BBQ Society and The Franklin Noon Rotary Club (FNRC). The FNRC has dedicated over six decades of service to its community and has distributed over two million dollars to local charities. FNRC continues to produce The Franklin Rodeo, Williamson County's longest running annual event, celebrating its 67th year.
Barbecue will take center stage with vendors, grilling demonstrations, a whole hog smoking contest, and a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned barbecue competition, featuring 60 teams competing in five categories for over $8,000 in total cash prizes. Festival goers will be able to join in on the judging by selecting the “People’s Champion". The competition will go on "Rain or Shine..."