Due to historic rain over the last week in middle Tennessee (most rain for February since 1880), Nashville Shores RV Resort has flooded. As of this morning, 80% of the venue is under water (56 of the 72 sites are under water).  Although the Corp of Engineers expects the water to recede within the next 7-10 days, the Nashville Shores team would have to inspect the infrastructure and there’s no way knowing how long it will take to get the venue ready.  Therefore, we are unable to host the competition at Nashville Shores.

NEW VENUE – To avoid cancelling the competition, Jason and I have secured an RV facility 20 minutes  (19 miles) from Nashville Shores - Wilson County Fairgrounds (945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37087).  This facility has over 1000 RV sites and all have water and 30/50 amp power.  All sites are on grass, there is no sewer, and a dump facility is on site.  For the teams that would be arriving earlier in the week, there are sites available. 


Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort will host the 2019 Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship

Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is a family-friendly campers’ paradise packed with first-class amenities, fun activities for all ages, and spectacular scenic views. There are 72 RV sites, including beautiful waterfront accommodations available on 14,000-acre Percy Priest Lake, incredible fishing, 20 lakeside cabins, jet-ski rentals, pontoon boat rentals and much more. Lodging guests also receive exclusive discounts on the Waterpark and Treetop Adventure Park.  (

The 2019 Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship will use sites 1-74 (with the exception of 19 & 20). 

Please see RV site map for location.

The first 66 teams to register will be placed in the RV Park.  Once the RV Park is full, teams will be placed in the parking lot.

Main Street Sites (Sites 1-19)
Sites average 58’ x 19’
Sites are back-in sites
(Sites 10-19 are lakeview sites)             

Lakefront Sites (Sites 20-49)
These sites average 53’ x 23’
Sites are back-in sites

Pull-Thru Sites (Sites 51-74)
These sites average 60’ x 20”
Sites are pull-thru sites

All RV Park sites include:

  • Electric (20/30/50 amp)

  • Water, Sewer, Cable, Wifi

All Parking Lot sites will include:

  • Electric (20 amp)

  • Common Source Water

The Smoke on the Shores host committee will assign teams to sites.  Each team will be notified on site location in the welcome packet.

Once the 66 RV Park sites are full, teams will be placed in the parking lot.  These sites are on pavement, have a common water source, and 20 amp electricity.  Each site will be approximately 15'x30'.

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The address for Nashville Shores Lakeside resort is 4001 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37076 (


For out of town guests looking for accommodations, there are several options:

Nashville Shores - There are a limited number of lakeside cabins on the Nashville Shores campus.  For rates and availability, please call 615-889-7050, ext. 234.

For other hotel options, please call the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-657-6910 and/or visit  When searching for hotels near Nashville Shores, use the Airport/Donelson in the search filter.





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