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The Jack is canceled for 2020

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:19 am

The Jack is sacked for 2020.

According to a release from Jack Daniel’s, the barbecue event is canceled for this year due to COVID-19.

“For 31 years, Jack Daniel’s and its home of Lynchburg, Tennessee has been honored to host the ‘Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.’ Each year, top teams from all over the world come to the Cave Spring Hollow to compete in ‘The Jack,’ what many consider the crown jewel of the BBQ world.  It’s a weekend not only of competition, but also of friendship, camaraderie, fellowship and a whole lot of fun.  After much careful thought and consideration, we’ve made the tough decision to cancel this year’s competition.  The health, safety and well-being of our competitors and attendees is our highest priority, and in accordance with current guidelines as well as a desire to maintain The Jack’s status as the premiere competitive BBQ event, we believe this is just the right thing to do.

“We so appreciate the competitors, our attendees, our community and all those who come out every year to support this event.  We share the disappointment, too, but hope everyone will mark their calendars for October 8-9, 2021, because there will be smoke back again in the Hollow.”