BBQ and Barrels Festival kicks off in Owensboro
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Crowds filled downtown Owensboro for BBQ and Barrels on Friday night.
The city of Owensboro has hit the reset button on the International Bar-B-Q Festival.
In this new twist, officials say to expect the tradition of Owensboro barbecue and the rich history of Kentucky bourbon.
Tourism officials say they are expecting thousands of people over this weekend.
Those who came out for the festival say it’s a nice family-friendly event to celebrate what Kentucky is known for.
“There’s people from all over the world,” event attendee Mark Boswell said. “I’ve seen different nationalities – people coming from everywhere – so I would come down here. If you want barbeque, Owensboro is the barbeque capital of the world. This is the place to go.”
The event continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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