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 to 9:30 p.m. Live music starts at 6 pm
  • Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. to 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 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at W. J. Freeman Park located at 2629 Bartlett Boulevard

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 9:00 am 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 (PDF)

2019 Business, Crafter, Civic Groups, Vendor Application (PDF)

For more information on the Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K run 5K Web Site/register online

Free Admission - Free Shuttle Bus

Friday evening, 5:30 to 10:30p.m. 

  • One parking location
  • Behind the McDonald's restaurant located at 6048 Stage Road.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 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 to 7:00 pm - The Settlers Facebook Page

7:30 to 9:30 pm - Almost Famous Website

Saturday Stage Line-Up 

8:00 to 10:30 am - Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K (race starts at 9 am, race results at 10 am) 10:30 to 11:15 am - Bartlett High School Marching Band Web Page

11:30 am to Noon - Jamie Baker Website

12:15 to 12:30 pm - Bartlett Area Chorus Facebook Page

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

1:30 to 2:30 pm - The Dantones Website

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

3:30 to 4:30 pm - School of Rock Website

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

  • 11:00 am - 
  • 11:30 am - 
  • 12:00 pm - 
  • 12:30 pm - 
  • 1:00 pm - 
  • 1:30 pm - 
  • 2:00 pm - 
  • 2:30 pm - 
  • 3:00 pm - 
  • 3:30 pm - 
  • 4:00 pm -

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 beginning 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 Boulevard across from Ivanhoe, look for the signs.