Franklin, NC - Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show

It’s hard to believe that we’re in our seventh year of the Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show! Over the years, we’ve had some fantastic competitors, top flight entertainment and some of the coolest rods’ in the mountains show up and take part in each of our festivals. This year is no different! So it’s time to stand back and let the mouth watering BBQ do the talking and give you this years schedule and events that will be happening this Friday and Saturday at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center at the Macon County Fairgrounds.

Friday & Saturday, August 7 & 8 – Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center

Friday 11 am – 9 pm

Saturday 10am – 6 pm

Admission: Adult:  $5 one day; $8 for both days, Children 12 & under Free

Enter after 5 pm on Friday and receive Saturday’s admission FREE

Chance to win a Holland Grill free with festival admission


Car Show: 

Friday 6 – 8 pm and Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

Coordinated by SCC’s Automotive Club


Best Burger in Town Grill-Off

3 Heats:  Friday at 5 pm, Saturday at 10 am and 1 pm

Championship Grill-Off:  Saturday at 4 pm.

We furnish the gas grills, you bring your ingredients, you’ll have 35 minutes to prepare, grill and plate your burger for the judges. Winner takes home $250 and bragging rights! Pre-registration is required.

Call the chamber or pull application/rules off BBQ website at

Sponsored by Motor Company Grill & Wal-Mart


Grilling Demonstrations

You will have two chances to learn grilling tips from a pro: Friday at 4 pm and Saturday at 11 am.

Come out and learn how to preparing the best, mouth-watering, fall off the bone, baby back ribs!!!



Grab yourself a plate from one of the on-site vendors and sit down to some fantastic live entertainment while you enjoy the BBQ. Here’s the lineup:


6 pm – Johnny Webb

7 pm – Miss Kitty & The Big City Band


12 pm & 2 pm – Emporium Band


Tasting Tent:

Saturday 3 pm – $5 with paid admission. Remember, ONLY 200 tickets will be sold to taste and judge cookers BBQ pork. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance once the festival opens or at the chamber until Thursday, August 6.

Sponsored by Bi-Lo

Myron Mixon Smoker Raffle


$3,995 Value

Myron won our competition last year and as a way to thank us for putting on the festival donated this amazing smoker to be raffled off. Don’t miss this chance to purchase tickets to win it!

Tickets: $5 each; 6 for $25 or 13 for $50

Tickets will be sold at the T-shirt table near the front gate.


We especially want to thank our major sponsors:

Franklin/Nantahala TDC, Macon Bank, Pepsi, WLOS News 13, WNCC 96.7, The Macon County News, Microtel Inn & Suites, Macon Appliance Mart, & Lowe’s of Franklin