For 31 years, Jack Daniel’s and its home of Lynchburg, Tennessee has been honored to host the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.  After much careful thought and consideration, we’ve made the tough decision to cancel this year’s competition.  The health, safety and well-being of our competitors and attendees is our highest priority, and in accordance with current guidelines as well as a desire to maintain The Jack’s status as the premiere competitive BBQ event, we believe this is the right thing to do.        
We so appreciate the competitors, our attendees, our community, and all those who come out every year to support this event.  We share in your disappointment but hope you will


mark your calendar for  October 8-9, 2021,


because there will be smoke back again in the Hollow.



What is the Jack?

Every year, more than 40,000 visitors descend on Lynchburg for one of the most prestigious competitions in all of BBQ.


This year, it was all Oklahoma at the biggest BBQ competition in Tennessee. A big congratulations goes out to Clark Crew BBQ of Yukon, OK for smoking the competition and bringing us back for seconds.


In Lynchburg, folks say barbecue is an art unto itself. After 30 years of competition, we have the posters to prove it. Check out our letterpress poster gallery from previous years of The Jack.


No visit to Lynchburg is complete without a little sight-seeing. If you’re looking to get a taste of more than just BBQ, we have a few suggestions.