It's almost Bar-B-Q Festival time in downtown Owensboro!! It's one of the few times of the year someone can ask, "What's that smell?" and you don't mind to tell them! LOL! The International Bar-B-Q Festival has been around since way back in 1979. Not only is it tradition in Owensboro, but it essentially put Owensboro on the map. See, Memphis can claim Bar-B-Q. Uh . . . whatever! St. Louis can claim good eatin' too! Uh . . . always a bridesmaid St. Louie! Better stick with that arch! But Owensboro IS the Bar-B-Q capital of the world! And the International Bar-B-Q Festival, the 2nd weekend of each May, is just a reminder how good OUR Bar-B-Q is!