Planning for the 2016 International Bar-B-Q Festival begins in August 2015. This will be the 38th International Bar-B-Q Festival. Mark your calendars for May 13th & 14th, 2016. Downtown Owensboro offers fantastic areas to sit and visit as you enjoy bar-b-q and burgoo and maybe a funnel cake! Don’t forget to visit the Owensboro shops and restaurants as you stroll through the Festival and enjoy their local specialties. Come back and visit our website often for updates.