The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 2019 Arlington BBQ FallFest on October 18th and 19th, 2019 at Douglass Road Park in Arlington. The Arlington BBQ FallFest 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 $11,000 in prize money and trophies will be awarded to winners in three MBN categories (Whole Hog, Pulled Pork, and Ribs) and ten Anything But categories.

What: 24th Annual Arlington BBQ FallFest
Where: Douglass Road Park
Dates: Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019
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 18th, with a variety of vendors and concessions, live music, activities for adults and children, the SCA Steak Cookoff, judging of the Anything But contest, and more - all with FREE PARKING and FREE ADMISSION! On Saturday, October 19th the fun 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 2019 Arlington BBQ FallFest will feature FREE live music by The Risky Whiskey Boys on Friday night, October 18th, from 6:00pm until 10:30pm! Admission is FREE!

The Risky Whiskey Boys are a high-energy band playing the greatest popular music of all time mixed in with world-class original songs. The Risky Whiskey Boys recreate the hits of the past flawlessly and take their audiences on a rocket-powered ride of fun and music.

Jimmy “Risky” Smith is guitar-slinger of the band. David “Whiskey” Pool arranges the songs, plays a little guitar, and handles most of the vocals. Big Al “Frisky” Keough holds down the back-beat. If you’ve ever wondered what a marriage of the Marshall Tucker Band, the Eagles, the Beatles, the Bellamy Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith would sound like, just come to a Risky Whiskey Boys show and you’ll find out.


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.