Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show

                  The 2022 Bartlett Festival Festival, BBQ Contest & Car Show                                                                                     Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1 

                                              We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022. 


  • Friday evening, September 30, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Live music starts at 6 pm
  • Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 1, Judge Freeman Marr 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. (this event is schedule to change) 
  • For more information email the office of Community Relations

Make plans now to be a part of the 2022 Bartlett Festival on Friday evening, September 30 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at W. J. Freeman Park located at 2629 Bartlett Boulevard

For more information on being a part of BBQ Contest BBQ information

This fun-filled family event will kick-off on Friday evening with  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.                                                                                       

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.

2022 Music Stages TBA


Friday Night Live Music

6:00 to 7:00 pm - 

7:30 to 9:30 pm -   

Saturday Stage Line-Up 

9:00 am -    

10:00 am -  

11:30 am - Noon -  

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - 

12:30 to 1:00 pm -   

1:30 to 2:30 pm -  

2:30 to 3:30 pm - 

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

Car Show

Participants can register on-site between 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 1, 2022. 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.