The meat is provided for participants to show their grill skills starting at 6 a.m. They have until 5 pm to compete for best barbecue before judging begins. Check-in for cookers is Friday, April 22 from 5-7 p.m. All teams receive two of the following: tickets to Ruby Falls and ZIPStream Aerial Adventure, T-shirts, spatula sets and aprons, as well as discounts on food and merchandise. All entry proceeds go directly to Lana's Love and are tax deductible. For rules and team signups, visit www.lanaslove.com.
The event is free for spectators with giveaways and free products at the Coca-Cola tent, plus live music by The Chattanooga Pickers and The VonWamps. Get the full schedule here.
Battle Below the Clouds is sponsored by Ruby Falls, Coca-Cola, Food City, The Barn Nursery and Lana's Love Foundation. In the event of prolonged rain or storms, the rain date is Sunday, April 24.