2015 Schedule of Events

The Official Schedule of Events
of the 2015 Kentucky State BBQ Festival

We’re bringing back the best music and the events you all loved from the first four KY State BBQ Festivals and adding even more! Get ready for a great time!

Watch this page for updates to the Schedule of Events.

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Friday, September 11, 2015
5:00pm 10:00pm Festival Open
5:00pm 5:15pm Opening Ceremony Main Stage
6:30pm ’til ??? VIP Benefit Auction Event Pioneer Playhouse
7:00pm 8:00pm Cane Run Bluegrass Main Stage
7:45pm 9:00pm VIP Auction Pioneer Playhouse
9:00pm 10:00pm Custom Made Bluegrass Main Stage
Saturday, September 12, 2015
8:00am   Run for the Arts Begins Comm Arts Center
9:00am   Backyard BBQ Rib Cookoff Begins Rib Cookoff Area
9:00am   One-bite Challenge Begins Rib Cookoff Area
10:00am   Smokin’ Butt Bike Ride Begins Danville Bike
11:00am 10:00pm Festival Open
11:30am 12:00pm Interview – Brad Simmons Main Stage
12:00pm 12:30pm Interview – Shane Draper Main Stage
1:00pm 2:00pm Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters Main Stage
2:00pm 3:00pm Mike Mills Whole Hog Presentation Main Stage
2:50pm 4:00pm Backyard BBQ Rib Cookoff Turn-in and Judging Rib Cookoff Area
3:00pm 4:00pm Heath and Molly Main Stage
4:30pm 4:45pm Backyard BBQ Awards Main Stage
5:15pm 5:30pm Door Prize Drawings Main Stage
Saturday Night Blues Party
6:00pm 7:00pm Da’ Mudcats Main Stage
7:30pm 8:30pm Laurie Jane and The 45’s Main Stage
9:00pm 10:00pm Ray Fuller and The Bluesrockers Main Stage
Sunday, September 13, 2015
11:00am 6:00pm Festival Open
11:30am 12:00pm Interview – Shelly Hunt Main Stage
12:00pm 12:30pm Demo – Tim Mikeska Main Stage
12:30pm 1:00pm Interview – Moe Cason Main Stage
1:00pm 1:30pm Interview – Carey Bringle Main Stage
1:30pm 2:00pm Mike Mills Whole Hog Presentation Main Stage
2:00pm 2:30pm Interview – Craig Kimmel Main Stage
Kids Helping Kids
2:30pm 3:00pm Best in Show Award
Grand Champion Award
Main Stage
3:30pm 4:30pm Tullie Brae Main Stage
5:00pm 5:30pm Bean Eating Contest Main Stage
5:30pm 5:45pm Hog Calling Contest Main Stage
5:45pm 5:45pm Door Prize Drawings Main Stage
Raffles (EXE0002089)
5:50pm 5:50pm Big Green Egg Drawing Main Stage
5:55pm 5:55pm Ole Hickory CTO Drawing Main Stage
6:00pm 6:00pm 50/50 Drawing Main Stage
  6:00pm Festival Closes

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On-Site Events
Off-Site Events
  • Plus:
  • Demos and BBQ Info
  • Music every day
  • Beer and dozens of Vendors
  • Children’s Activities Area

Download a printable copy of the Events Schedule here.

This schedule of events is subject to change to accommodate other events. Sign up to receive Festival Updates.

For up-to-the-minute news and reminders follow
@KYBBQ on Twitter while at the Festival. (Hashtag #KYBBQFest)

Schedule of Events features Brisket Demo

Sound production furnished in-kind by Catfish Sound
Sound production furnished
in-kind by Catfish Sound.