2019 Cumberland Plateau BBQ CookOff & Cruise-In

KCBS BBQ Championship NGS Steak Cook-off! Tennessee’s summer event at 1800 feet above the heat!

On July 12-14 East Fork Stables on 12,000 acres with 160 campsites and cabins will again host KCBS BBQ Teams and a separate team steak cook-off sanctioned by the National Grilling Society (NGS). We support the 4-H Clubs on The Cumberland Plateau!

KCBS Professional BBQ Competition

The 2019 Cumberland Plateau BBQ Championship will host professional BBQ teams from across the U.S. to compete in four categories: Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Brisket. Prize money totals over $21,000.00 with two separate contests and points towards being the KCBS national BBQ team of the year. KCBS sanctions and judges BBQ Competitions around the world and promotes barbecue as America’s cuisine. Over 19,000 members and KCBS sanctions nearly 450 events each year.

BBQ Competition details can be found on our KCBS Application P age.

National Grilling Society (NGS) Steak Cook-off Competition

2019 Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cook-off & Cruise-in will host teams from across the U.S. to see who has the grilling skills to be named Grand Champion. Teams with be furnished with three (3) 16oz Ribeye Steaks, provided by Sysco Food Services, to showcase their grilling skills. The steak cook-off teams will compete for prize money totaling $1500.00.

The Steak Championship is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s National Grilling Society (NGS).

We look forward to you and friends joining the 2019 Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cook-off & Cruise-in as a spectator, competitor, sponsor or volunteer.

KCBS, NGS and Judge registration details can be found on our KCBS application Page.


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!


We have two KCBS events on back-to-back days, Saturday and Sunday. At our event, you can double your points and double your chance at victory! Each day pays $10,000 and awards cash through 10th place.  Cook Saturday only for $300.00. Or compete both days for only $550.00 and never move your rig.  Fee includes campsite/cooksite, plus dinner on Friday and Saturday night and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Proceeds to benefit 4-H.


KCBS-sanctioned judges officiate the Pro competition. If you would like to be a judge, please complete the online form and indicate whether you are able to judge both days or just a single day.



The Big South Fork Cruise Club sponsors the car show! Hundreds of classics, exotics, and muscle cars will be on display.


The Tractor and Engine Show will feature over 100 antique and restored tractors and engines. A cash prize will be awarded for Best in Show. At 3:00 PM, the tractors will parade through the venue. The Tractor and Engine Show is sponsored by Twin Lakes Lawn and Tractors and Norris SuperCycle. Organized by Dustin Garrett. Tractor Pull Competition at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 13th. Tractor will parade throughout.


Last year hundreds of kids enjoyed our inflatable bounce house and water slide! This year, the play structure is back. Plus, we’ll have homemade ice cream.

The entire East Fork Stables Campground transforms into the venue for the 2019 Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cook-off & Cruise-in presented by Eye Centers of Tennessee.


If you are interested in sponsorship please call 1-800-97-TRAIL