The event will feature a BBQ tasting and contest with several local restaurants participating. Guests will receive samples of BBQ from each contestant and a chance to vote for their favorite. Tickets will also provide a complimentary beer in a signature cup guests can keep as a memento. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. This is a family friendly event with activities scheduled for children. Music will be provided by local band Mountain Cove Bluegrass. There is a discount for adults tickets purchased in advance. Tickets will also be available at the zoo Saturday morning for the event. Proceeds will benefit education programs at the Chattanooga Zoo.