Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show

2019 Bartlett Festival, MBN Patio BBQ Contest & Car Show                     #2019BartlettFestival

For updated information join the City of Bartlett Facebook page  or the Event page for the 2019 Festival                                 Festival Special Event FB page

When posting to your social media sites include  #2019BartlettFestival to your post. 


  • Friday evening, September 27, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Live music starts at 6pm
  • Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.  
  • Saturday, September 28, Judge Freeman Marr 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. 
  • For more information email the office of Community Relations 
Make plans now to be a part of the 2019 Bartlett Festival on Friday evening, September 27 from 6 - 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 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, vendors and live musical entertainment starting at 6:00 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, arts & crafts, a car show, children's activities, the awards for the MBN sanctioned BBQ cooking contest, concessions and much, much more.The perfect place to spend an autumn weekend.

Application for vendors: 

 2019 Food Vendor Space is SOLD out

 2019 Vendor Space is SOLD out  

For more information on the Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K run 5K Web Site/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.- 7:00 p.m.
  • Two parking locations
  • Stage Centre (corner of Stage Road and Kirby-Whitten)
  • Behind the McDonald's restaurant located at 6048 Stage Road.

2019 Music Stages TBA 

2018 Music Stages 

Friday Night Live Music

6:00 - 7:00pm-  The Settlers    The Settlers FB page

7:30-9:30pm -   Almost Famous       Almost Famous Web Site    

Saturday Stage Line-Up 

8:00 - 10:30am - Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K (race starts at 9am, race results at 10am)  

10:30 -11:15am -  Bartlett High School Marching Band     BHS Band Web page

11:30am - noon -   Jamie Baker      Jamie Baker web site

12:15 - 12:30pm -   Bartlett Area Chorus   Bartlett Area Chorus FB page

12:30 - 1:15pm -     Bartlett Community Concert Band

1:30 - 2:30pm -   The Dantones   The Dantones Web Site

2:30 - 3:15pm - BBQ Judging Results and Awards 

3:30 - 4:30pm -    School of Rock   School of Rock Web Site

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.   Rockin' Robin DJ Web Site

Demonstration Area 

10:00am -  Square Dancers
 11:00am -  Delta Rhythm Cloggers  
11:30am -   Ukelele Group     
12:00pm -   Grahamwood Elementary Cheerleaders
12:30pm -   Bartlett Police Deparatment K-9 Dogs  
1:00pm -     Tennessee Twirlers
1:30pm-      Bartlett ATA Martial Arts
2:00pm -     Panther Pom
2:30pm-     Esprit de Corps Dance Academy 
3:00pm -     
3:30pm - 
4:00pm - 


Car Show


Participants can register on-site between 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 28, 2019. 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 the new entrance on Bartlett Blvd across from Ivanhoe, look for the signs.