Governor’s Cup

Cooking Team Competition

2014 Awards Ceremony
Festival Plaza Entertainment Area
6pm

Local teams compete each year for the Governor’s Cup and bragging rights as the Grand Champions of the International Bar-B-Q Festival. There are place awards in each category judged, with an overall Grand Champion awarded from the team with the most points out of all three categories.

Teams compete in Mutton, Chicken and Burgoo and are required to cook a minimum of 600 pounds of Mutton, 300 Chickens and 60 gallons of Burgoo. Most teams cook more to ensure Festival attendees can purchase their favorites by the gallon or pound when sales start at 3pm on Saturday.

Proceeds from the cooking teams go to local charities and educational organizations. Volunteers begin planning months in advance and work long hours during the Festival weekend to ensure that Bar-B-Q Festival attendees are rewarded with “good ole Daviess County Bar-B-Q!”

The Festival kicks off the weekly barbecues in Owensboro and Daviess County that benefit our local schools and charities.

2014 Winners

2014 Grand Champions
Precious Blood

Second Place
St. Pius X

Third Place
Our Lady of Lourdes

Category Awards

Chicken
First Place: Precious Blood
Second Place: St. Mary Magdalene
Third Place: St. Pius X

Burgoo
First Place: Our Lady of Lourdes
Second Place: St. Mary Magdalene
Third Place: Precious Blood

Mutton
First Place: St. Pius X
Second Place: Precious Blood
Third Place: Our Lady of Lourdes

Team Spirit
St. Pius X