Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show

2016 Bartlett Festival, MBN Patio BBQ Contest & Car Show                                        Celebrating Bartlett's Sesquicentennial (150) Year

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  • Friday evening, September 30, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Live music starts at 6pm
  • Saturday, October 1, 10:00 am.-7:30 p.m. (music starts at 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) There will be Fireworks on Saturday night starting at 7:30pm to celebrate Bartlett's Sesquicentennial Year! 
  • For more information email the office of Community Relations 
Make plans now to be a part of the 2016 Bartlett Festival on Friday evening, September 30 from 6 - 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at W. J. Freeman Park located at 2629 Bartlett Blvd.

This fun-filled family event will kick-off on Friday evening with a midway carnival, Hot Air Balloons, vendors and live musical entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5k run will kick things off at 9:00am on Saturday morning, followed by some great local music, the judging for the "Beards for Bartlett" contest, arts & crafts, a car show, children's activities, the awards for the MBN sanctioned BBQ cooking contest, concessions and much, much more. The evening will end with a fireworks display celebrating Bartlett's 150 Years, sponsored by Saint Francis-Bartlett! The perfect place to spend an autumn weekend.

Application for vendors 

Business/Craft application

For more information on the Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K run Register on Line

Free Admission - Free Shuttle Bus

Friday evening, 5:30-10:30p.m.
  • One parking location
  • Behind the McDonald's restaurant located at 6048 Stage Road.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Two parking locations
  • Stage Centre (corner of Stage Road and Kirby-Whitten)
  • Behind the McDonald's restaurant located at 6048 Stage Road.

Thank you to Our 2016 Sesquicentennial Sponsors:                                  

Saint Francis-Bartlett, 

Bartlett Station, 

Bank of Bartlett, First Tennessee, Brother,Timothy Hacker DDS, Andy B's, Nationwide/McDonald Insurance & Financial Services, First South Financial, Herbi-Systems, Mid-South Solutions and the Bartlett Express

2016 Entertainment Schedule

Music Stages

Friday Night Live Music

6:00 - 7:00pm- Emma Webb     Emma Webb FB page

7:30-9:30pm - Almost Famous     Almost Famous website

Saturday Stage Line-Up 

9:00 - 10:30am - Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K (race starts at 9am, race results at 10am) 

10:30-10:45am - Beards for Bartlett judging results       Beards for Bartlett Information

11:00 -11:45am - JoJo Jeffries & Ronnie Caldwell     JoJo & Ronnie FB page

12:00 - 12:45pm - Bartlett Community Concert Band     BCCB website

1:00 - 1:45pm - Alexis Grace     Alexis Grace website

2:00 - 3:00pm - The Soul Shockers       Soul Shockers FB page

3:15 - 4:15pm - The Trey Jewell Band   Trey Jewell website

4:15 - 4:45pm - MBN Patio BBQ Cooking Contest Awards

5:00 - 6:00pm - Kevin & Bethany Page   Kevin & Bethany Paige FB page

6:30-7:30pm - Bartlett High School Marching Band in the field   BHS band website

7:30pm -  Happy Birthday Bartlett Fireworks Show sponsored by Saint Francis-Bartlett     

The Rockin' Robin DJ's Stage

( by the Police Department/Children’s Area)

Featuring various musical entertainment, games and lots of fun! They will be giving away a free party, so make sure to go by and register.

Demonstration Area

    11:00am - USA Karate
    11;30am - Panther Pom PeeWee & Varsity Cheerleaders
    12:00pm - Bartlett Police Dog Demo
    12:30pm - Grahamwood Elementary Cheer
     1:00pm - Bartlett ATA Black Belt Academy
     1:30pm - Jasmine's Jewels (Belly Dancing)
     2:00pm - The Memphis Movement
     2:30pm - Kendo
     3:00pm - Memphis Square & Round Dance
     3;30pm - Riverboat Cloggers
     4:00pm - Tennessee Twirlers 

Annual Car Show

To benefit the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home

Participants can register on-site between 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Fee is $25 per car. Car judging will be held begin at noon. The awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries.

Categories include: production cars from 1900-1989, street rods, modified cars from 1949 to present, mini cars and trucks, motorcycles and vehicles that are currently under construction. There are a total of 37 categories.

All cars must enter the park from the back, following the signs.

For more information pertaining to Car Show, contact James Hicks at 901-601-0319.