Schedule

The 39th Annual International Bar-B-Q Festival will be held on May 12th & 13th in 2017.  The schedule will be updated as events and activities are confirmed.   Please check back often in April and early May 2017 for complete updates or visit our events tab for additional information on individual activities.

FRIDAY, MAY 12th, 2017

SHOPPING

Arts and Crafts (Veterans Blvd)  Open at 5pm

Business Park Vendors (2nd, Allen, St. Ann, Frederica, Daviess)  Open at 5pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening Ceremonies  5pm

Festival Plaza Stage

Mutton Glutton VIP Party 6p-11p

RiverPark Center

Mutton, Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Desserts, Adult Beverages, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and Entertainment

Souvenir Sales 5 pm – 8 pm

(Smothers Park- Daviess Street Gazebo)

Festival Plaza Entertainment Area 5 pm – 12 midnight

(Veterans & St Elizabeth on the River)

Seating, Adult and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Entertainment

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Casey’s Rides 5pm – 11pm

(Beginning at 2nd & J.R. Miller Blvd)

FOOD & DRINK

Concessions 5pm – 11pm  (2nd, Allen, St. Ann, Frederica, Daviess)

Cooking Teams – BBQ Sandwiches/Burgoo & more

(Courthouse Square, 2nd St., & St. Elizabeth – sales starting at 5pm)

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE – FRIDAY

Festival Plaza Stage 5pm – 12midnite

(Veterans & St Elizabeth on the River)

6pm – 8pm              Tommy Stillwell

830pm – 11pm        Insulated

Mutton Glutton VIP Party RiverPark Center

630pm – 1030pm   SOULUNIQUE

SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2017

SHOPPING

Arts and Crafts (Veterans Blvd) Open at 9am

Business Park Vendors (2nd, Allen, St. Ann, Frederica, Daviess) Open at 8am

SPECIAL EVENTS

Governor’s Cup Competition Cooking Teams

(Courthouse Square, 2nd St., St. Elizabeth St.)

BBQ Sandwiches/Burgoo & More – 8am

Judging 3pm

PIT SERVING/SELLING TIME – 3pm (Mutton, Chicken, Pork, Burgoo)

Governor’s Cup Presentation & Awards 6pm (Festival Plaza Stage)

Backyard Cook-Off Competition

(2nd and Locust St. Area)

Set Up 6am

Cooking Begins 7am

Visitor Samples (as available)

Judging 2pm

Backyard Cook Grand Champion Awards 6pm (Festival Plaza Stage)

5K Run/Walk

Start Time 8am

Start/End Locations – Festival Plaza (Veterans & St. Elizabeth on the River)

Awards (Festival Plaza Stage) at end of race.

Bench Press & Deadlift Competition

Owensboro Convention Center – Exhibit Room 1st Floor

Registration 8am – 9am

Lifting Begins 9:30am

Mutton Glutton Mutton Sandwich Eating Contest

Festival Plaza Stage 2pm  (Powered by Kentucky Legend)

Keg Toss

Festival Plaza  – 3pm

Registration     – 2:30pm

3rd Annual Mutton Glutton Corn Hole Contest

Owensboro Convention Center

Registration 3pm

Start 4pm

Souvenir Sales 9am – 8pm.

(Smothers Park- Daviess Street Gazebo)

Mutton Glutton VIP Party

RiverPark Center 2pm -11pm

Cooking Team Pit Food Serving 4pm – 8pm

Entertainment 6:30pm-10:30pm

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Pie Eating Contest

Overlook Stage – 12noon

Casey’s Rides 10am – 11pm

(Begins at 2nd & J.R. Miller Blvd)

FOOD AND DRINK

Concessions (2nd, Allen, St. Ann, Frederica, Daviess) 8a – 11p

Cooking Teams – BBQ Sandwiches/Burgoo & More  8am

Festival Plaza Entertainment Area 10am – 12 midnight

(Veterans & St Elizabeth on the River)

Seating, Adult and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE – SATURDAY

Festival Plaza Stage (Festival Plaza Entertainment Area)

11am – 1pm                              WBKR/Big O Talent Competition

2pm – 3pm                               Mutton Sandwich Eating Contest

3:30 pm -5:30pm                   Moonlighters

6pm Governor’s Cup Cooking Team and Backyard Cooks Awards Ceremony

7:30pm – 9pm                         Elliott Sublett

9pm – 11pm                             Blackford Creek

Mutton Glutton VIP Party (RiverPark Center)

630pm-1030pm                     SOULUNIQUE

Overlook Stage

12noon                    Pie Eating Contest

Courthouse Square

12noon                   OHS Red Steel Band