UPCOMING: BBQ Festival Aug 16th & 17th + Taco Festival SAT – Sept 14th & 15th

Evansville BBQ Festival | Presented by Vectren

BBQ Fest includes FREE ADMISSION and fun for the entire family on Saturday, August 17th from 11am until 7pm.

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

SCHEDULE:

❇️FRIDAY

21+ BUY TICKETS – ALMOST SOLD OUT!
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
🎙️Moe-on-the-Jo & Friends – 7pm – 10pm

BUY TICKETS: click here

❇️SATURDAY

All ages. FREE ADMISSION!
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

FREE Admission

COMMUNITY REQUESTS

Both Aurora and Tristate Food Bank will collect items at each gate on Saturday, August 16th between 11am and 4pm. Traditional toiletries, water and canned food.

2019 Competition Teams:

Ge-Que Barbecue Co. | Hickory Pitstop |Hobby’s BBQ | I’d Rather Be Fishing
|Janky Leg BBQ |Just One Ministies | Just Pork It BBQ | Kick Addis BBQ | Local Yokels BBQ | Mid West Coatings BBQ Division | Owensboro Pork Pullers | Scuffletown Smokers | Seven Stiches BBQ | Steve’s Oink-N-Squeel BBQ | Stone City Grill | Z SMOKE

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.

SPONSORS

Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company – Presenting Sponsor | Tropicana Evansville – Stage & Entertainment Sponsor | Old National Bank – VIP Tent Sponsor | Berry Global | Korn Ferry Tour | T-mobile | IBEW | Miller Coors | SunBelt Rentals | Fox Pools

WHERE IS THIS?

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 now available online. Saturday is FREE to the public with live music with barbecue for sale.


WHO & WHY?

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.

IS IT FREE?

Yes, the Evansville BBQ Festival includes FREE ADMISSION and runs all day Saturday, August 17th from 11am until 7pm. YOU will need a ticket for Friday’s VIP opening ceremony: Bluegrass, BBQ and Brews.

STAYING OVER NIGHT?

Book your group rate for BBQ Festival Evansville Indiana. The special event rate is $82/night.

LINK: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1564584169465&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, August 13, 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.

Competition Teams, Vendor, Sponsor forms: click here.