Every second weekend in May, Owensboro springs to life with the wonderful smells and sounds of the International Bar-B-Q Festival. Smoke from hickory-stoked fires blends with the aromas of sizzling chicken, bubbling burgoo and roasting mutton to complete the festival atmosphere.
This year's International Bar-B-Q Festival promises to be a fun-filled and exciting time for regulars and first-timers alike. The new Smothers Park area is open and adds a fun space to this downtown event. We've got plenty of events planned to make for a memorable Festival experience.
If you are not a local, you need to be sure to make lodging reservations well ahead of time. After that you just need to make sure you know how to get to Owensboro. Please contact us if you have any questions about the Festival.