Barbeque reigns supreme the second weekend in September when Riverfest sets up along the Tennessee River at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama. Riverfest brings together pitmasters from across the country for some fierce barbeque competition as festivalgoers enjoy family-friendly fun and games and live music featuring musicians with local ties to Decatur.
Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morgan County, Riverfest is recognized by the state of Alabama as an official State Barbeque Championship competition and is sanctioned by, and conducted under, the rules of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Competing for prize money and trophies, the BBQ cook-off is open to professional and amateur teams.
Along with the barbeque cook-off and music, there are food vendors offering barbeque and other traditional festival food, live music and a children's area. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both days.