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International Bar-B-Q Festival
Schedule of Events

Site is updated with times and locations as events are confirmed or added. Please check back often in April and early May 2014 for complete updates.

FRIDAY, MAY 9th

  • SHOPPING
    • Downtown Shopping - Individual Store Hours of Operation
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Business Park Vendors
  • SPECIAL EVENTS
    • Souvenir Sales (Pending Location) 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Souvenir Sales 6 - 9 p.m. (RiverPark Center)
    • Festival Information Booth
    • Opening Ceremony 5:00 p.m.
    • Pie Eating Contest 6:00 p.m.
    • Cooking Team Balloon Toss 6:00 p.m. (Courthouse Lawn)
    • Back Yard Expo - Owensboro Convention Center (TBD)
  • CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT
    • Pending TBD
  • FOOD & DRINK
    • Downtown Dining - Restaurant Hours of Operation
    • Concessions
    • Mutton Glutton Party in the Riverpark  6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Pending TBD
  • OFFICIAL FESTIVAL PLAZA ENTERTAINMENT AREA (TBD)
    • Seating and Eating Area
    • Entertainment
    • Beer/Wine/Non-Alcoholic Drinks Available

SATURDAY, MAY 10th

  • SHOPPING
    • Downtown Shopping - Individual Store Hours of Operation
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Business Park Vendors
  • SPECIAL EVENTS
    • Cooking Teams (Courthouse Square, 2nd St., St. Elizabeth St.)
      • Judging 2 p.m.
      • SERVING TIME - NEW 3 p.m.
      • Governor’s Cup Presentation & Awards 6:00 p.m.
    • Backyard Cook-Off (2nd and Locust St. Area)
      • Set Up 6:00 a.m.
      • Cooking Begins 7:00 a.m.
      • Judging 2:00 p.m.
      • Awards 6:00 p.m.
    • 5K Run/Walk 8 a.m.
    • Bench Press Competition (Woodward's Cafe)
      • Registration 9:30 a.m.
      • Lifting 10:30 a.m.
    • Car Show (Starts at 2nd & Crittenden Street)
      • Registration 9 a.m. - 12 noon
      • Awards 4:00 p.m.
    • Family Pavilion 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      (2nd & Daviess)
    • Keg Toss (Registration 1:30) 2:00 p.m.
      (TBD)
    • Souvenir Sales 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
      (Pending Location)
    • Souvenir Sales 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      (RiverPark Center)
    • Festival Information Booth
    • Mutton Glutton Party in the Riverpark 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
      • Cooking Team Serving in Mutton Glutton  4 - 7 p.m.
      • Discfunctn’l Groove Entertaining 6:30-10:30 p.m.
    • Back Yard Expo - Owensboro Convention Center (TBD)
  • CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT
    • Family Pavilion 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      (2nd & Daviess)
  • FOOD AND DRINK
    • Downtown Dining - Restaurant Hours of Operation
    • Concessions
  • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Pending TBD
  • OFFICIAL FESTIVAL PLAZA ENTERTAINMENT AREA (Veteran's Blvd & Locust St.)
    • Seating and Eating Area
    • Entertainment
    • Beer/Wine/Non-Alcoholic Drinks Available