Where was The American Barbecue Showdown Season 2 filmed? We discuss the popular Netflix reality series and its filming locations.
The show is the sword and sorcery version of a cooking show, with participants fighting it out in “the trench” as they carve their way through all manner of carcasses surrounded by a raging fire and an assortment of weapons.
At the end of each episode, their work is perused by the shows overlords Melissa Cookston and Kevin Bludso, who talk about “bark” and “smoke rings” like ancient medieval sorcerers casting the runes.
The show has all the elements of a classic cooking reality show and also manages to avoid a lot of the cynicism and backstabbing that other such shows sometimes brings forward.
If you are a fan of the genre, then I am sure that you have enjoyed this season, but this perfectly medium rare article is more interested in the production of the show, so grab a cold one, sit back, and relax for a moment as we answer the burning question, where was the Netflix reality cooking show Barbecue Showdown Season 2 filmed?
Where was Barbecue Showdown Season 2 filmed – a breakdown of filming locations
Fans of the show will be very familiar with the rural setting for the show.
Everything looks like you would expect it to, and a bit more, with barns, grills and spikes, and chains, and the show looks different from other cooking programmes, as the chefs are pretty much outdoors for the cooking portion of the show, so there is a lot of nice shots that the director can set up, with fiery red embers rising against a woodland landscape.
The location was an important consideration for the show, and Covington in Georgia was where all eight episodes of season two were filmed.
The location for the show is on a farm, and the production company scoured the land looking for the perfect venue to host the show, knowing that the location itself would be an important part of creating the tone and ambiance of the series.
The show finally found a stunning property that was just what the show needed, thanks to James Brooke, who is a producer with All3Media America and a TV production instructor at Georgia State University.
EnChanning Occasions, Covington, Georgia
The property is owned by Drew and Brittany Smith and is called EnChanning Occasions. The couple had only recently finished the work on their barn, a massive thirty-six-foot construction.
When inspected by the team behind the show, it was deemed perfect for the show and snapped up for the filming process.
By taking the exit at I-20 at Covington, you will find the farm at 640 Channing Cope Road in Covington.
The venue is available for hire for weddings and other functions, and you can watch a quick showreel of the stunning location here.
The area was also enticing due to the filming tax breaks available for productions in the area.