Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show

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

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  • 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 8:00am 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 Application

2019 Business, Crafter, Civic Groups, Vendor Application

2018 Festival Map

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 - 

11:30am - 12:15pm -   

12:30 - 1:15pm -   

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

2:30 - 3:00pm - BBQ Judging Results and Awards 

3:30 - 4:30pm -        

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 

11:00am -    
11:30am -    
12:00pm -    
12:30pm -    
1:00pm -     
2:00pm -     
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.