• BBQ & Barrels

    Friday May 12, 2023

    Location: Downtown Owensboro

    The International Bar-B-Q Festival is thrilled to introduce BBQ and Barrels – a celebration of two of Owensboro’s rich traditions! We’re bringing the focus back to its roots- true Kentucky barbecue- while adding in elements of Kentucky bourbon. Guests will love the familiarity of the traditional festival, including the Backyard BBQ Cookoff, church cooking teams, live music, carnival rides, and more barbecue vendors than you have ever seen in downtown Owensboro- all open to the general public! The Owensboro Convention Center will be the home of the “Barrels,” offering ticketed bourbon tastings, food pairings, and educational classes. Join us in Downtown Owensboro on May 12 & 13, 2023, and Savor the Flavor of BBQ & Barrels!