The Brenau Barbecue Championship features local bands like The Allen Nivens Band, pictured above, and others including Back in Time, Riverstreet and the North Hall High School Jazz Band playing at the Brenau University Amphitheatre.

Weather Forecasts Best Brenau Barbecue Ever

According to forecasts, temperatures Friday night for the 6 p.m. opening of the festival’s preview party and musical performances in the Brenau Amphitheatre should be in the low 70s with a slight breeze and 0 percent chance of rain. Saturday temperatures are expected to be in the temperate 60s when the...

Brenau Barbecue Championship Show Expected to Draw 100+ Classic Cars May 25

Brenau Barbecue Can Accommodate 100+ Classic Cars May 25

If you like Deuce Coupes, Ford Model As, Chevy 409s, Corvettes, AMXes, AC Cobras, Challengers, GTOs and anything else produced on wheels between 1930 and 1997, the Brenau Barbecue Championship Car Show is the place to be on Saturday, May 25. In addition to seeing scores...

Rick Shaw of Rick’s Smokin’ Pig is not only competing in the Brenau Barbecue Championship but is selling his barbecue to patrons during the festival on Saturday as well.

Vendors to Offer Taste of Barbecue at Brenau Barbecue Championships May 24-25 at Brenau University in Gainesville

Two teams competing in this year’s Brenau Barbecue Championship will also be selling their pork to hungry visitors at the event. But it’s almost by accident that either team exists. Rick Shaw of Rick’s Smokin’ Pig in Gainesville said he’d been smoking chicken, pork and...

@BrenauBBQ is on Twitter and Instagram!

@BrenauBBQ is on Twitter and Instagram!

Everyone’s favorite barbecue fund-raiser is now on Twitter and Instagram. While the we’ve maintained an active presence on Facebook for a few years now, the Brenau Barbecue Championship has just gotten it’s own Twitter account, @BrenauBBQ. Will are tweeting out the most recent press releases, barbecue...

Barbecue volunteer and scholarship recipient Katie Barth, Women's College class of 2014

Brenau Barbecue ‘Beneficiary’ Katie Barth Says Volunteer Work Shows Her Passion for the School – and for Slow-Smoked Meat

School is out for the summer for Brenau University senior Katie Barth from Duluth, Ga., but come Memorial Day weekend, she will join dozens of her classmates on the Gainesville campus as volunteers, working at the 5th Annual Brenau Barbecue Championship Festival. Barth says it’s...

The GBA home page

The MBN home page