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Battle Below the Clouds

Amateur grillers and smokers are invited to compete for bragging rights as the best backyard cooks in Chattanooga in the annual Ruby Falls Battle Below the Clouds amateur BBQ cook off. Independent judges select the winning teams for Best Pulled Pork, Best Ribs, and Grand Champion. Test your grill skills while enjoying live bluegrass music, BBQ, prizes, and giveaways.  

This event raises funds to provide fun, year-round activities for kids with pediatric cancer and their families through the Lana’s Love Foundation.

Dates & Hours

Saturday, April 13th


Cook-Off 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Judging Begins at 4:30 PM, Door Prize Winners Announced 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM*, Live Music 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Team Check-In & Set up: April 12 5 PM - 7 PM *You must be present to win

Pricing & Booking

Free for Spectators! BBQ Available for Purchase


Cook-off entry fees provide year-round FUN activities for kids with pediatric cancer and their families through Lana's Love Foundation. 

Team Registration and Cook-Off Rules Available at Lanaslove.com. Registration Opens March 1. 

Battle Below the Clouds Event Highlights Include:


Amateur Teams BBQ Contest Best BBQ Awards Live Bluegrass Band Activities for Children BBQ for Purchase Prize Drawings Benefiting Lana's Love Foundation

Battle Below the Clouds Event Sponsors Include: