Live Music

Enjoy live music on the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Center as you take in the sights and smells of Kentucky barbecue!


Join the Owensboro Family YMCA for their annual fundraiser fun run. Work up a sweat, burn some calories, and build up an appetite for some delicious barbecue. Proceeds benefit the scholarship programs at the YMCA.

Arts & Crafts

Browse our merchants’ unique, handcrafted items as you stroll the streets of BBQ and Barrels!

NOTE: Vendor applications for food & beverage vendors and/or arts & crafts vendors are no longer being accepted at this time.


Fun for the whole family! Check out all the rides, games, and concessions the carnival offers. The carnival will take place on 2nd Street, just east of the big blue bridge. Tickets will be available for purchase onsite.