WhistleStop Festival 2017
Enjoy a weekend of great food, music, & fun!

WhistleStop Registration:

Online Registration for ShadeTree and KCBS Competition Opens Dec. 8 at Noon.

ShadeTree Registration

KCBS Registration

Register for the Kid's Q Competition

Register for the Chili Championship
Friday, May 5th 2017
Saturday, May 6th 2017
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Enjoy the Best BBQ in the South
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Que The Music

Que The MusicReturning this year! Fans get a chance to select the entertainment through online voting—the top vote-getters securing slots on the WhistleStop Main Stage! Congrats to this year's winners Dark Before Dawn and Jesse Isley.

Alabama Corn Hole Championship

Alabama Corn Hole ChampionshipReturning This Year!
Lots of corn will be tossed during Round Robin, Singles, and Doubles competitions for The Alabama Corn Hole Championship.
What are you waiting for?
Register now!

WhistleStop Wing Thing
Friday, May 5th

Wing ThingReturning This Year!
The wing’s the thing at the Pig Whistle Pub on Friday from 6-7:30pm!
You can be a judge and help pick a winner from the 30 teams competing in this annual competition!
WhistleStop Wing Thing Application Form

Rocket City Chili Championship &
Alabama Chili Championship
Saturday, May 6th

Wing ThingNew This Year!
WhistleStop Weekend 2017 will host the Alabama Chili Championship (CASI) and the Rocket City Chili Championship (Open). The Top 3 winning CASI cooks AUTO Qualify for 2016 Terlingua International Chili Championship (TICC)  in November held in Terlingua, Texas.
Register Now

ShadeTree Competition

ShadeTree CompetitionThe Best Amateur BBQ
If the backyard BBQ is an artform to you, then you’ll enjoy strolling through the ShadeTree Cooker’s area and cheering on your friends and neighbors competing in our amateur division! Who will take home this year’s big prize?
Register online - (ShadeTree Spots are full. All Applicants Will Now Be Waitlisted.)

KCBS Professional Competition

KCBS Professional CompetitionSizzle With The Pros
See how the pros do it as you cruise through the RV’s where the KCBS Professional Cooker’s are competing for prizes for the Best Barbecue in Alabama!

Kid's Q Competition

Kids Q CompetitionKids Cookin' BBQ
Future Shadetree & KCBS Cookers are perfecting their skills at an early age! Kid’s ages 8-14 will be competing in their own category on Saturday, so be sure to stop by the Picnic Pavillion and watch WhistleStop’s most serious cooking teams in action!
If you’ve got a young griller in your family, sign them up here.

People's Choice Awards
Saturday, May 6th

People's Choice You Be The Judge!
The People's Choice Awards is just that... the best BBQ as determinded by the people.
Visit over 40 of our Shadetree Cooking teams offering samples for your consideration and vote with dollar bills, pocket change…even checks! The team with the most money wins!