By Christie Vanover | Published October 27, 2017 | Last Updated July 11, 2022
Here’s What’s Happening at #TheJack
Hello from Lynchburg, Tennessee. I’m here all weekend for the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue (AKA “The Jack”) where 74 U.S. teams and 22 international teams will be competing in 7 categories for the coveted title of Grand Champion.
Schedule of Events
I started my trip in Nashville Thursday with the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group at the Fontanel Mansion. The group woke up early Friday to ride from Opryland to Lynchburg.
Friday afternoon, I’m touring the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Then at 4 p.m. EST, I’ll be cheering on the parade of teams as they take on the Town Square. Friday night, the party kicks off at Barbecue Hill.
Saturday is when things get serious. Pits will be fired up as the teams give it there all. I’ll be among the judges, tasting the best barbecue in the world to help select the Grand Champion. It’s a hard job, but somebody’s got to do it. Right?
Follow All the Action
I’ll be posting my full experience on Facebook, Instagram Stories and Twitter. If the Internet gods are with me, I’ll broadcast the awards live on Facebook Saturday at 5 p.m. EST. You can also follow #TheJack on social media. Or download the Jack Daniels Barbecue 2017 app on the App Store or Google Play.