The annual Smoke on the Lake Barbecue Festival takes place on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15 at Cauble Park on Lake Acworth.  The event was originally going to be held in April, but was postponed due to Covid-19.

Update: Canceled for 2020.

The festival features a Friday night Lord of the Wings competition.  Each participating BBQ team prepares their own special flavor of chicken wings and you get to be the judge.  The competition is followed by a concert under the stars starting at 8pm.

On Saturday, BBQ teams from all over the Southeast will compete in professional and amateur divisions to see who will take home the title this year.  The Saturday event will feature another people’s choice competition where you get to be the judge, and taste different pork entries from all of the participating cook teams.

The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of North Cobb and the City of Acworth.  All proceeds will be distributed amongst several local charities, so come out and help make a difference in your community.

Date and Time:
August 14, 2020 from 5pm to 10pm
August 15, 2020 from 11am to 4pm

Cauble Park on Lake Acworth
2293 Beach St.
Acworth, GA 30101


Free in downtown Acworth. Look for shuttle signs.

For more information, please call (770) 423-1330.


  1. Congratulations to the winner of the BBQ Sauce competition, Donna Theis !!!!! Way to go , Donna!!!

  2. yes had a last minute cancellation and was wondering if you have 2 spaces left for food.i have a 8×18 ft trailor that i sell funnel cakes cotton candy candy apples sno cones drinks.i also have a 10×10 tent that i have roasted corn nachos and cheese and drinks. if you could please send me an email as im looking for a show to do bc of the cancellation.thank you wanda king

  3. The Mustangs band was great! The Lord of the Wings event was pathetic. Not enough people cooking wings, too expensive for only getting one wing to taste at most booths.
    The most disappointing thing about this years event, specifically Friday night, there were not enough “pay for” food vendors. One Food vendor and only one dessert vendor to feed several thousand people. Sad! I’ll think twice before I come back next year.


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