Northeast Georgia Mountains / Cleveland

Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown & Fall Leaf Festival

Dates : 10/23/15 - 10/24/15
BabyLand General Hospital
300 N.O.K. Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528

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  • Kid's Q competitor hard at work whipping up her culinary masterpiece!

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  • We always have a great group of judges and volunteers for our event!

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  • Beautiful entry sign donated by Owens Welding

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  • People's Choice Tasting Tent - Saturday

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  • Turn in time...these teams know how to que up...pun intended!

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  • BBQ Vendors with some yummy 'que!

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  • We couldn't ask for a more beautiful backdrop each fall in North Georgia!

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  • 2014 Grand Champion - Smoke This

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  • Come and see the BBQ Babies!

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  • Too bad we don't have Smell-o-vision! That smoke produces some mouth watering aromas!

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  • Arts, crafts and merchandise vendors on display.

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  • Smoker Row

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  • Mr. John Osborne, Principal at White County High School, smoking the competition during the Rib King contest.

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  • Fun in the Piglet Playland!

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  • Our event draws teams from all over the country. Checkered Pig made the trek all the way from Virginia!

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  • Our favorite Meat Inspector from Swinal Tap BBQ Team

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For its 7th year, the event will be returning to beautiful Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga. A professional BBQ competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society is the highlight of the event. Not only will teams be competing for a prize pot of more than $10,000, but also qualifying for the American Royal Championship and Jack Daniels Invitational events.

Other fun fall activities will include displays of local artisans and crafters, BBQ and other fair foods, entertainment Friday & Saturday. Fun for the kids can be found in the Piglet Playland, as well as free self-guided tours through the Babyland facility.

Don't miss out on what is quickly becoming a premier fall festival in North Georgia. For more information, go to

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Friday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission to BabyLand Free

    Admission to BBQ & Fall Leaf Festival Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Antique, Craft & Hobby, Culinary, Food, Wine & Beer, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, Music & Concerts