Madisonville is hosting the first-ever Bacon, Blues & Big Stories Festival at Mahr Park! The community is invited and it's FREE. You had me at BACON!!

Bacon, Blues & Big Stories Festival

The Bacon, Blues & Big Stories Festival at Mahr Park in Madisonville will be held on October 19th and 20th, 2018.

This FREE, family-friendly festival will feature the best in blues music, family fun and of course, LOTS of BACON. It's a celebration you don't want to miss! Did I mention that it's FREE. Thank-you City of Madisonville for putting together this amazing event!


Here's the schedule of events:

Oct 19th – Performances by blues artists Samantha Fish, Alonzo Pennington & Michael Goff, and others, food vendors, and a beer garden.

Oct 20th – Performances by blues artists Jonny Lang, Boscoe France and others, the first performance of professional storyteller Jim Loucks’,  food vendors, beer garden, kayak rentals, a ‘Piglets Party’ just for the kids, a Racin’ Bacon 5k, storytelling performances by other professional storytellers, an after party in the Mahr Park Barn, and much more!!

Jonny Lang is so soulful and wonderful. How exciting that we'll get to see him and that it's FREE. Wow!

This festival is just another way we’re moving Madisonville forward and improving the quality of life for our citizens, potential citizens, and our visitors,” said Mayor David Jackson. “Bringing in big names like Jonny Lang while still supporting our local favorites like Boscoe France is what makes Madisonville stand out; we put on the big shows but we’ll never lose the small town feel, and that’s what makes us the best town on earth.”

For more information about the festival, including sponsorship opportunities and vendor applications, log on to the City of Madisonville website at Questions can be directed to the Office of Community Development at 270-824-2100 or scrick@madisonville.go

642 Nebo Road, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431