Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show

2017 Bartlett Festival, MBN Patio BBQ Contest & Car Show                                        

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  • Friday evening, September 29, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Live music starts at 6pm
  • Saturday, September 30, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Times on Saturday date subject to change. 
  • For more information email the office of Community Relations 
Make plans now to be a part of the 2017 Bartlett Festival on Friday evening, September 29 from 6 - 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (times subject to change) at W. J. Freeman Park located at 2629 Bartlett Blvd.

This fun-filled family event will kick-off on Friday evening with a midway carnival, Hot Air Balloons, vendors and live musical entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5k run will kick things off at 9:00am 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 

2017 Vendor Application

2017 Concession Application

For more information on the Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K run Register on Line

Free Admission - Free Shuttle Bus

Friday evening, 5:30-10:30p.m.
  • One parking location
  • Behind the McDonald's restaurant located at 6048 Stage Road.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 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.

2017 Entertainment Schedule TBA 

2017 Music Stages TBA

Friday Night Live Music

6:00 - 7:00pm- 

7:30-9:30pm - 

Saturday Stage Line-Up 

9:00 - 10:30am - Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K (race starts at 9am, race results at 10am) 

10:30-10:45am - 

11:00 -11:45am - 

12:00 - 12:45pm - 

1:00 - 1:45pm - 

2:00 - 3:00pm - 

3:15 - 4:15pm - 

4:15 - 4:45pm - MBN Patio BBQ Cooking Contest Awards

5:00 - 6:00pm - 


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.

Demonstration Area TBA 

Annual Car Show

To benefit the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home

Participants can register on-site between 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Fee is $25 per car. Car judging will be held begin 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 back, following the signs.

For more information pertaining to Car Show, contact James Hicks at 901-601-0319.