Ribs, Pulled Pork and Chicken... OH MY! The 40th Annual International Bar-B-Q Festival is this weekend in Owensboro and we have the Map and Schedule of Events HERE.

Dave Spencer

The opening ceremonies for the 40th Annual International Bar-B-Q Festival will be Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 5:00pm. The Festival Plaza – Kentucky Legend Stage will be where it all gets started. The carnival will open along with craft vendors and more! It's going to be a party for the entire family in downtown Owensboro. Come hungry!

WBKR will be broadcasting live from the BBQ Festival all weekend and we hope to see YOU there!


Saturday, May 12th, 2018 the festival will get hopping at 8:00am with the BBQ Fest 5K. The Mutton Glutton Mutton Sandwich Eating Contest will take place at the Festival Plaza – Kentucky Legend Stage at 4:00pm. Joey Chestnut returns to defend his title! Take the family to the Carnival from 10am-11pm. You'll smell the BBQ all over town!


You can get the complete BBQ Festival schedule HERE.

The International Bar-B-Q Festival covers from 3rd Street North to Veterans Boulevard along the riverfront and East to West from Triplett to Walnut!

The festival area is filled with activities along 2nd Street from Triplett Street to Walnut Street and the streets in between. Come see us in Downtown Owensboro for a weekend of fun for all!



Just look at the BBQ Festival Fun from 2017. 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger and better! See you there.