5th Ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival


For another great BBQ Festival Weekend!

Backyard BBQ Competition Ky State BBQ Festival Bean Eating Contest Smokin' Butt Bike Ride

A BIG Thank You! to this year’s Pitmasters!!!

Carey Bringle, Peg Leg Porker, Nashville TN   Carey Bringle, Peg Leg Porker, Nashville TN   Mike Mills, 17th Street BBQ, Murphysboro, IL
Carey Bringle
Peg Leg Porker
Nashville, TN
  Moe Cason
Ponderosa BBQ
Des Moines, IA
  Mike Mills
17th Street BBQ
Murphysboro, IL
Craig Kimmel, Firehouse BBQ, DeLand, FL   Shelly Frisch, Desperado's BBQ, Angola, NY   Shane Draper, Draper's BBQ, Cunningham, KY
Craig Kimmel
Firehouse BBQ
DeLand, FL
  Shelly Frisch
Desperado’s BBQ
Angola, NY
  Shane Draper
Draper’s BBQ
Cunningham, KY

Carey Bringle, Peg Leg Porker, Nashville, TN; Moe Cason, Ponderosa Barbecue, Des Moines, IA, BBQ Pitmasters Finalist; Mike Mills, 17th Street BBQ, Murphysboro, IL “The Godfather of BBQ”; Craig Kimmel, Firehouse BBQ, BBQ Pitmasters Finalist, Food Truck Challenge, DeLand, FL; Shelly Frisch, Desperado’s Barbecue, Angola, NY; Shane Draper, Draper’s BBQ, Cunningham, KY; Brad and Cindy Simmons, Lucky Dog BBQ, Danville, KY

And another BIG Thank You! to Tim Mikeska, who drives 18 hours to be with you at the Festival. Tim was our Official Emcee this year and we hope you enjoyed him as much as we did.

Tim Mikeska of Mikeska BrandsTim Mikeska of Mikeska Brands, and member of the First Family of Texas BBQ, will be on hand to deliver demos on the fine points of cooking championship barbecue. Tim Mikeska is CEO of Mikeska’s Bar-B-Q Inc. and owns Mikeska Brands. He is the son of the dean of Texas Pitmasters, Rudy Mikeska. Come on out and see Tim and learn how to produce killer BBQ. READ MORE »

A huge kudo to Pat Morley of Catfish Sound for his talented and expert handling of our sound. And thank you to the bands Pat arranged to provide that outstanding music for you. You were all wonderful.

And thanks to the Kentucky State BBQ Festival Committee and all of our volunteers for all of the hard work they put into making this event a success!

And to Mayor Mike Perros and the City Commission of Danville, Danville Police and Fire Departments, the Boyle County Fiscal Court and Judge Executive Harold McKinney, the Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heart of Danville Main Street Program and all the other officials and local offices that supported us in making the Kentucky State BBQ Festival possible.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors who have made the commitment to helping the Festival thrive and our Vendors for their undying support.

And last, but certainly not least, thanks to all of you who come from all over the U.S. and the world to enjoy the best BBQ in America. Without you, there would be no Festival. We had visitors from 48 states and several foreign countries this year. We love you all. See you next year!

Whether you spell it BBQ, Barbeque or Barbecue, it’s the taste of America. And it’s coming back to Danville, Kentucky September 9-11, 2016!