THEY CAME, THEY COOKED, THEY CONQUERED.

 

Let’s hear it for the 2018 Grand Champion of the 30th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue—Butcher Barbecue! Thanks for an epically delicious weekend, and we hope to see you back in Lynchburg next year.

 

 

2018 GRAND CHAMPION

Turns out, 7 isn’t just Jack’s lucky number. After six previous appearances at The Jack, Butcher Barbecue of Chandler, OK claimed the title of Grand Champion at the 30th Annual  competition. Congrats!

AGENDA & PARKING

For one weekend every year, the smallest town in whiskey becomes the biggest scene in barbecue. 2018 promises to be no different with great music, fun events, 7 individual category competitions and 90 international teams vying for the title of Grand Champion.

 

Click here for parking information.

2018 COMPETITORS

67 championship teams from the U.S. and 23 international teams from around the world convene in Lynchburg to compete for the coveted title of The Jack Grand Champion.

JUDGE SPOTLIGHT

Veteran judge Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe is a true original. After quitting the family trucking business, his interest in barbecue shifted from serious hobby to professional career. With decades of experience, awards, and nine cookbooks under his belt, he's officially branded his name in the world of BBQ.

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

AmyLu Soda Co.

 

 

 

VISIT LYNCHBURG

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.