The Event

Save the Dates!

The Kentucky State BBQ Festival is excited to share the news that this year’s event will be held at the historic Wilderness Trail Distillery grounds in Danville on September 7, 8, and 9, 2018.  Come HUNGRY to the Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Click here for directions to Wilderness Trail.

Fri Sept 7  5p-10p

Sat Sept 8  11a-10p

Sun Sept 9  11a-6p

“We love Downtown Danville, and have been grateful and honored to have hosted the event there for the last six years, however, we feel that there will be more opportunity for growth at Wilderness Trail Distillery grounds to make the KY State BBQ Festival better than ever and continue to support Heart of Kentucky United Way!“ ~ Cindy Simmons

  • Featuring celebrity Pitmasters
  • Still inside City limits
  • Held in a picturesque, shaded, lush historic setting
  • Great music, food, beer and bourbon
  • On-site parking
  • Fun for the entire family

“It is everything you love about the KY State BBQ Festival, just more of it!” ~ Brad Simmons

Whether you spell it BBQ, Barbeque or Barbecue, it’s the taste of America. The 8th Ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival will be coming back to Danville, Kentucky September 7-9, 2018!

We’ll have more exciting news as we move toward the Festival dates. Keep in touch with all the details by joining our mailing list, or visit our Facebook page.

7 Celebrity Pitmasters cooking for YOU! Come on out, meet them and get some of the food that made them famous!

Top bands from throughout the U.S. Come hear them play your favorite music. And don’t forget the Saturday Night Blues Party featuring the best of the best.

From the Heart of Kentucky United Way V.I.P. Event to Mike Mills Whole Hog Demos, you’ll find something for the whole family to enjoy.