Whether you spell it BBQ, Barbeque or Barbecue, it’s the taste of America. You like your Bourbon aged and smooth and your BBQ slow-cooked and savory, Wilderness Trail Distillery can fill the bill for both when it has its second Bourbon release and hosts the eighth annual Kentucky State BBQ Festival.
UPDATE 2021 Kentucky BBQ Festival Canceled: Unfortunately, because of the recent increase in Covid cases the 2021 Kentucky BBQ Festival has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you next year.
The Danville distillery’s first Bottled in Bond Bourbon release was a huge success and it is time for the second of the three releases this year. This release will be a wheated, Single Barrel, Bottled in Bond, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and a wheated Small Batch, Bottled in Bond, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
This special event coincides with the return of the KY State BBQ Festival to our 44-acre campus. This weekend is all about enjoying the food created by seven celebrity pitmasters, shopping with a variety of vendors, and enjoying music by seven bands.
— Taste the BBQ —
7 Celebrity Pitmasters – Award-winning pitmasters from around the country will be cooking their best BBQ all weekend.
Backyard BBQ Competition –This year’s event will be more competitive than ever. Bring your “A-game” and be ready to throw down in downtown!
7 Live Bands – Top bands from throughout the U.S. will be playing your favorite music. Our Saturday Night Blues Party features the best of the best.
Full schedule of events, times and prices can be found here.
Non-Profit Event – The Kentucky State BBQ Festival is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by the generosity of donors and sponsors. The KY State BBQ Festival benefits Heart of Kentucky United Way.
Over $146,000 raised for charity so far, over 30,000 people fed each year, over 18,000 pounds of BBQ cooked – every year!
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