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International Bar-B-Q Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00pm

International Bar-B-Q Festival Plaza
326 St Elizabeth Street
Owensboro, KY 42302

6pm Governor’s Cup Cooking Team Competition:

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.  Teams often cook more to ensure Festival attendees can purchase their favorites by the gallon or pound when sales start at 3pm on Saturday.   Teams also cook 600 pounds of Pork to offer when the pits open for selling on Saturday.

4:00 pm Mutton Glutton Sandwich Eating Competition:

Joey Chestnut returning to defend his record!

Keg Toss:

How far will someone throw the keg this year? A long standing tradition, the annual Keg Toss is always a crowd-pleasing event as men and women compete to see who can toss an empty keg the farthest.

Saturday, May 11th at 2pm

Place: Festival Plaza Entertainment Area

Fee: Registration is $10.00.

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