5th Ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival

Whether you spell it BBQ, Barbecue, Barbeque or Bar-B-Q, it’s the taste of America. And it’s coming back to Danville, Kentucky September 11-13, 2015

Backyard BBQ Competition Ky State BBQ Festival Bean Eating Contest Smokin' Butt Bike Ride
Information on 2015 Events Available Now!

New This Year!

WIN! A Large Big Green Egg!
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WIN! An Ole Hickory CTO Commercial Smoker!
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Get Your Tickets for the 50/50 Drawing at the Festival.
It’s going to be big so you don’t want to miss out!

The 2013 Kentucky State BBQ FestivalThis September 11-13, 2015 Danville will be alive with the sites, sounds and smells of the 5th Ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Mystical blue smoke will fill the air and Pulled Pork Shoulder, Texas Beef Brisket, Ribs and more will fill your soul.

The 5th Ever Kentucky BBQ Festival promises to be a fun-filled and exciting time. Come on out and be a part of this very special event.

When: September 11-13, 2015
Friday: 5PM-10PM, Saturday: 11AM-10PM, Sunday: 11AM-6PM
Where: 2nd Street and Constitution Square, Danville, KY
What: BBQ Pitmasters cooking their specialties (Pork Shoulder, Texas Beef Brisket, Ribs and more). And you can eat the BBQ!

Admission and Parking are FREE!

Championship BBQ Pitmasters cooking for YOU!

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

Directions and Where to Stay in Danville

If you’re from out of town, you need to be sure to make lodging reservations well ahead of time. After that you just need to make sure you know how to get to Danville. Please contact us if you have any questions about the Festival.

Admission and Parking are FREE!

Cooking Demos by Top BBQ Personalities!

We are talking to some of the top names in BBQ to bring you the very best barbecue demos at the 2015 Kentucky State BBQ Festival.

Tim Mikeska of Mikeska BrandsTim Mikeska of Mikeska Brands will be on hand to emcee varous events and talk about 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.

The Big Green Egg Experts from WeldQuip will be here to show you how to produce championship barbecue at home on your own Big Green Egg.

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