Ruby Falls Hosts 9th Annual Battle Below the Clouds BBQ Competition

Ruby Falls hosts a free, public barbecue competition benefiting Lana's Love Foundation on April 20, 2024.

Ruby Falls hosts the 9th annual Battle Below the Clouds barbecue competition on April 20, 2024. The event, free and open to the public, benefits Lana’s Love Foundation, a Chattanooga nonprofit that provides year-round activities for local kids fighting cancer and their families.

Barbecue enthusiasts will compete in five categories: Pork Butt Champion, Ribs Champion, Just Wingin’ it Champion, Grand Champion, and the Jim Brewer People’s Choice Award. Live bluegrass music from the Jay Brooks band and Lou Wamp & the Bluetastics will entertain attendees throughout the day.

Activities for all ages include a face painter, caricature artist, and games. Spectators can also win door prizes such as Atlanta Braves tickets and a smokeless fire pit. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Choo Choo Express BBQ food truck and the Bitter Alibi.

The event takes place at Ruby Falls in the Bob White Car Park from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. No tickets are required for admission, but those interested in visiting the cavern must purchase Cave Walk tickets in advance online at

More information about the Battle Below the Clouds can be found at

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