Kentucky BBQ Festival - Sept 4 & 5, 2020 at Wilderness Trail Distillery

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 Sept. 4 & 5, 2020.

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.

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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.

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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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