Schedule

The 38th Annual International Bar-B-Q Festival will be held on May 13th & 14th in 2016.  The schedule will be updated as events and activities are confirmed beginning in January.   Please check back often in April and early May 2016 for complete updates.

FRIDAY, MAY 13th, 2016

SHOPPING

Arts and Crafts (Veterans Blvd)  Open at 5pm

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

OMG! Games Day 2pm – 10pm

Owensboro Convention Center

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Casey’s Rides 5pm – 11pm

(Veterans Blvd & Frederica and 2nd & J.R. Miller Blvd)

FOOD & DRINK

Concessions 5pm – 12 midnight (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)

5:00 Opening Ceremonies

6pm – 11pm Top 40/Country/Classic Rock

BBQ Fest KICK OFF Concert 7pm

Owensboro Convention Center – Doors open at 6pm

Featuring John Michael Montgomery  and special guest Jared Ashley

Ticket Allows In/Out Access to Festival

SATURDAY, MAY 14th, 2016

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 2pm

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

Family Pavilion 11am – 5pm

(First Baptist Church Lot – 2nd & Daviess St.)

Keg Toss 2 p.m.

(Festival Plaza)

Registration 1:30pm

Souvenir Sales 9am – 8pm.

(Smothers Park- Daviess Street Gazebo)

Mutton Glutton VIP Party

RiverPark Center 2pm -11pm

Cooking Team Pit Food Serving 4pm – 8pm

Blackford Creek Band Entertaining 6:30pm-10:30pm

2016 Mutton Glutton Corn Hole Classic

Registration 2pm   Tournament Starts 3pm

Tyler Wood Celebrity Appearance

Discovery Channel’s TV show Moonshiners

Location TBD

Time:  12noon to 6pm

OMG! Games Day 10am – 10pm

Owensboro Convention Center

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Family Pavilion 11am – 5pm

(First Baptist Church Lot – 2nd & Daviess)

Casey’s Rides 10am – 11pm

(Veterans Blvd & Frederica and 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 11am – 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                 The Moon Lighters

1:30pm – 3:30pm      Elliott Sublett

4pm – 5:30pm           Josh Merritt

6:00 Governor’s Cup Cooking Team and Backyard Cooks Awards Ceremony

7pm – 9pm                Insulated

9pm – 11pm              Rukus

Overlook Stage

12noon                    Pie Eating Contest

Courthouse Square

12noon                   OHS Red Steel Band