Annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue
October 27, 2012
There is nothing quite like the fourth Saturday of October in Lynchburg, Tennessee. That’s when thousands of people head to the Hollow for the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue, an event that began in 1989 and is today considered one of the most prestigious barbecue competitions in the world. Teams from across the United States and around the world compete in the categories of Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Beef Brisket and Chicken, as well as Sauces and Desserts.
To qualify for “The Jack,” U.S. teams must have already won a competition in which 50 or more teams participated, or they must have won a competition of at least 25 teams that has been designated a “state championship.” A drawing is then held among the qualifying teams in early September to determine the final competitors. For information about qualifying, click here.