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The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 2023 Arlington BBQ Burnout on October 20th and 21st, 2023 at Douglass Road Park in Arlington. The Arlington BBQ Burnout is a Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned contest that will feature live entertainment, activities for families and children, a variety of vendors and concessions, and much more. Over $13,000 in prize money and trophies will be awarded to winners in three MBN categories (Whole Hog, Pulled Pork, and Ribs) and ten Ancillary categories.

What: 27th Annual Arlington BBQ Burnout
Where: Douglass Road Park
Dates: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2023
Times: Fri, 3pm til 11:00pm; Sat 9am til 5pm

All area residents are invited to join the festivities! The fun begins on Friday night, October 20th, with a variety of vendors and concessions, live music, activities for adults and children, judging of the ancillary categories, and more - all with FREE PARKING and FREE ADMISSION! On Saturday, October 21st the contest continues with judging for the Memphis Barbecue Network categories and the official awards ceremony.

What would a barbecue contest be without good food? Visitors to this year's event will have the opportunity to purchase concessions from food vendors offering barbecue, pronto pups, pizza, ice cream, and more.


The 2023 Arlington BBQ Burnout will feature FREE live music by Basketcase on Friday night, October 20th, from 6:00pm until 10:30pm! Admission is FREE!


The Arlington BBQ FallFest takes place at Douglass Road Park located at Douglass Rd and Airline Rd, adjacent to Arlington Elementary School and across the street from the Arlington Fire Department. From I-40, take Airline Road – Hwy 205 (Exit 25) north approximately 1¾ mile to Douglass. Turn right (east) onto Douglass. Event site is on the right. The site can also be accessed coming into Arlington via either Highway 70 (Summer) or Memphis-Arlington Rd. From Hwy 70, turn right onto Airline Road. Take Airline approximately 1 mile to Douglass. Turn left on Douglass and event site is on right.

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