Saltville BBQ Festival & Family Fun Day!

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Join us for a fun filled day!

Come on out and compete in the 2nd Annual BBQ Competition! There is opportunity to compete as an amateur or professional.

Even if you are not competing, come on out and enjoy a fun day! From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, there will be plenty of activities for the family!

Arts & Crafts Vendors
Live music
Bounce House
Scavenger Hunt
Fall Tour Bike Ride
Super Hero 5K


For more information, or to register, click on the links below:


Saltville BBQ Competition

Calling all amateur & professional BBQers!!! Sign your team up today! Cash prizes and more! Come on out and prove it at our 2nd Annual Saltville BBQ Competition. There are two divisions: amateurs and professionals. There will be winners selected for beef brisket, chicken, pork, and pork ribs. There is also an option to set up as a food vendor to the public!

BBQ Team Application & Rules

Smyth County Fall Tour Bike Ride

Join us for the Smyth County Fall Tour Bike Ride. Leaves will be at their peak on these scenic rides! Choose between a 60 Mile or a 40 Mile route. Both rides begin in Saltville and wind through beautiful country side during peak fall foliage. Ride begins at 8:00 am.

Smyth County Fall Tour Bike Ride Application & Rules

40 Mile Classic Route
This ride also begins in Saltville, Virgina and winds through some of the beautiful country sides in Southwest VA. With over 2600′ of elevation gain and one serious mountain climb, you will be ready for some good food and fun at the Saltville Festival and Family Fun Day.

60 Mile Metric Classic Route
Enjoy over 60 miles of the beautiful country side of Smyth County during peak fall foliage! The ride begins in Saltville Va and includes over 4000 feet of elevation gain including two mountain climbs! Enjoy a downhill decent back into Saltville to finish your ride and then stick around for the Saltville BBQ Festival and Family Fun Day with good food, a 5K, music, family activities, and more!

Or register online HERE!


Smyth County Fall Foliage Motorcycle Charity Ride

**In Memory of Mike Greer**

Join us for a 62 mile charity ride at the peak of the fall colors in Smyth County! This ride boasts of breath taking views, and a ride along the famous Back of the Dragon! Scheduled stops along the way will allow riders to win prizes. Ride begins at 10:00 am. This ride is in memory of Mike Greer who lead our charity motorcycle ride last year. Proceeds will go to give a donation to Imagination Library in his memory.

Motorcycle Charity Ride Route

Motorcycle Driving Directions

Motorcycle Charity Ride Rules & Application

Or register online HERE!


Super Hero 5K

Join us for a fun, 5K run on the Salt Trail in Saltville, Virginia! Fun for the whole family! Feel free to dress up as your favorite super hero, including hometown heroes. Register before 9/20/17 for the early bird price of $25 and receive a souvenir cape! All hometown heroes (military, police, fire fighters, EMT, nurses and doctors) receive a discount. (Must show ID at event registration.) Children six and under are FREE! Proceeds go to the Smyth County Imagination Library.

Super Hero 5K Application and Rules

Or register online HERE!


Interested in being a vendor at our festival? All exhibitors will be set up along the Salt Trail where all of the action is. The festival portion of the day is from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Space is limited, so register now! Send in the form below, email or call 276-783-3161.

Arts and Crafts Vendor Registration