Also at this year's festival there will be helicopter rides, a concert, and a kids cook off.
Forrest Dilmore participates in the festival every year.
" I think it will be an exceptional contest this year because it has more activities for the general public. It has a " Kids- Que" which is very popular," said Dilmore.
All the proceeds collected from Friday night's concert will benefit the Wiregrass 2-1-1 program.
For more information on the Tri-State Barbecue click HERE.