Owensboro’s Bar-B-Q Block Party returns this weekend
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The Owensboro Bar-B-Q Block Party returns this weekend.
The Bar-B-Q Block Party will include your traditional Bar-B-Q Festival favorites.
If you’re attending this year, you’ll see the church cooking teams, the Backyard Cooking Competition presented by Kentucky Legend, and live music on the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Center.
In addition, the Block Party will be adding a dozen more barbecue food trucks and vendors to Second Street.
The Bar-B-Q Block Party started Friday at noon and went late into the night.
Those who attended the Block Party say they are just happy to socialize again.
“This is the first year that a lot of us minority guys have entered into this barbecue weekend,” vendor James Parm said. “I’m tickled to death, you know, cause four of these guys are pretty good competitors and friends of mine.”
“Just being out among people again is fantastic, and it’s good to see the crowds here,” participant Heather Blackburn said. “Great to see families here and we’ve been enjoying some great food along the way.”
On Saturday, the Block Party begins at 10 a.m. and will go until 9 p.m.
Saturday’s Backyard Cook-Off will be an opportunity for backyard barbecue chefs to fire up their grills and smokers to compete among the best in the region.
More than 30 cooking teams compete to cook up some of the best beef, chicken and pork.
Event organizers say awards are presented in each category and an overall Backyard Cook Grand Champion is selected.
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