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Festivals, Food & Drink

Lumberjack Feud Ribfest

October 1, 2022 - October 2, 2022

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure ParkPigeon Forge, TN

Event Details

Join the best pitmasters from all over the country for the first annual Lumberjack Feud Ribfest in Pigeon Forge, TN. These guys and gals will be bringing their best recipes and techniques and competing for cash prizes.

The weekend-long festival will be fun for the whole family with fresh ribs from local vendors, games, inflatables, live music, and an authentic lumberjack competition.

The vendors will be competing for the title of Rib Fest People’s Choice Champion. They will be smoking ribs all day both days on site and serving them fresh alongside homemade side-items and beverages. The winner will be decided by guests by voting for their favorite ribs. The prizes are $2,000 for First Place, $1,500 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place.

During the festival, check out the Smoky Mountain Wood Choppin’ Championship, an authentic timbersports competition. Lumberjacks from around the country will be there to compete in these events: Standing Block Chop, Underhand Chop, Singlebuck, Springboard Chop, Hot Saw, and Speed Climb. This is taking place on both days of the festival.

Enjoy live music from local artists both days from River Divide, Whiskey Business, and a surprise headliner. For the kids and the kids-at-heart, there will be inflatables, mini-golf, face-painting, caricature drawing, and games.

Artist Lineup:

  • Aaron Tracey
  • Elijah Wise
  • Charlie Bob Smith (from Smith Family Theater)
  • Anthony Bailey (from Soul of Motown)
  • River Divide
  • Whiskey Business
  • Monroeville

Saturday, Oct 1 • 10:00 am – 8:00 pm: Best Rib competition, Lumberjack competition, live music, inflatables, amateur axe throwing competition

Sunday, Oct 2 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Lumberjack competition, inflatables, axe throwing, activities for the entire family

Location Details

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park

2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Family-friendly adventure park in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee featuring a zip line roller coaster, ropes course, logger sport activities, free-fall bungee jumps, access to popular restaurants...

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