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.

 

 

THE BIGGEST BEEFS IN BBQ WILL BE SETTLED IN LYNCHBURG

On Oct 27th, our local populations grows by about 25,000 barbecue-loving fans. Here are all the details you'll need to join us for Lynchburg's second favorite pastime.

A LOOK AT LAST YEAR’S WINNERS

For the first time in our 29-year competition, one competitor won back to back Jacks. Get a taste of last year’s competition right here.

THE ART OF THE JACK

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.

Thank You To Our

SPONSORS

A gathering this size couldn’t happen alone. Thanks to some of our friends who help us host one of the biggest competitions in international barbecue.

 

 

Primo Grills & Smokers

Smithfield

Jack Daniel's Mustard

Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce

Honda Generators

AmyLu Soda Co.