great americana bbq festival

On August 24th, 2019 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.

Visitors will 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 three million dollars to local charities. FNRC continues to produce The Franklin Rodeo, Williamson County’s longest-running annual event, celebrating its 70th year.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the Festival. (We recommend advance purchase as space is limited.)

All proceeds benefit Rotary Charities. Even if you can’t make it, buying tickets is a great way to donate to worthy causes.

Advance tickets are available here. 


• Adults: $5.00 each
• Children 12 and under: FREE

BOURBON TASTING PACKAGE: (ID showing proof of age 21+ required onsite):
• $35.00 ($30.00 Bourbon Tasting Ticket + General Admission $5)

VIP Parking Pass: ($15 Limit of 75 Vehicles)
• $15 for VIP Parking Pass
• Special Reserved Parking Spots Close to the Entrance – your donations from VIP Parking make a difference!