Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show

The 2020 Bartlett Festival, MBN Patio BBQ Contest & Car Show has been CANCELED due to COVID 19


The 2021 Bartlett Festival is scheduled for Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25. 

  • Friday evening, September 24, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Live music starts at 6 pm
  • Saturday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 25, 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 2021 Bartlett Festival on Friday evening, September 24 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 25 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.

For more information on the Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K run                                                                                   5K Web Site/register online (site is not active at this time)

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.

2021 Music Stages TBA


Friday Night Live Music

6:00 to 7:00 pm - 

7:30 to 9:30 pm - 

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 - 

12:15 to 12:30 pm - 

12:30 to 1:15 pm - 

1:30 to 2:30 pm - 

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

3:30 to 4:30 pm - 

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 25, 2021. 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.