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Evansville BBQ Fest

Evansville BBQ Festival | Presented by Vectren

The Evansville BBQ Festival, presented by Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company, is coming to Downtown Evansville on August 16th and 17th, 2019.

EvansvilleEvents.com and Evansville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau is hosting this masters-level barbecue competition, officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. It will attract barbecue professionals from throughout the country, serving up a wide range of barbecue types and flavors to compete for $5000 in prize money. Entry categories to include chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket. The event will also include a SICE Custom Car & Hot Rod Show with about 100 cars from throughout the region.

The BBQ Fest will be located across from the New IU Medical School and between Walnut and Locust Street. Friday night will be a ticketed 21 and older event with live music and BBQ sampling featuring world renowned barbecue champion, Jim Johnson. Tickets will be available soon. Saturday is FREE to the public with live music with barbecue for sale.


❇️FRIDAY – 21+ Tickets needed. VERY LIMITED!
Bluegrass, BBQ and Brews – 5pm until 10pm
🏆World Championship BBQ Plate and live cooking tips with World Renowned BBQ professional, Jim Johnson.
🎙️St Paul & the Rooms – 5pm – 7pm
🎙️Oxbow Stringband – 7pm – 10pm

Evansville BBQ Festival – 11am until 7pm
🏎️SICE Custom Car & Hot Rod Show – 1 pm until 4 pm
🎙️Tim Wright of the Wright Brothers – Indianapolis, IN – 11am until 3pm
🎙️The Hootz – Nashville, IN – 3pm – 7pm

We recommend you get your tickets for Friday as soon as they are released. The ticket sales, along with a pre-sale special will be announced very soon.

To become a vendor or sponsor please email info@evansvilleevents.com or call 812-202-8171.

*Details subject to change.

Competition Teams Submission Form:

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