Posted by reports from the opening night party of Kentucky State BBQ Festival 2013 and the Bourbon Barrel Art Project.

We speak with festival organizer Cindy Simmons and pitmasters Moe Cason, Carey Bringle, and Shelly Hunt as they prepare for the weekend.

Used Bourbon Barrels were donated by Four Roses Bourbon and a variety of artists painted and transformed them into masterpieces to auction off (see photo below).

Dawn Wells, the original “Mary Ann” from Gilligan’s Island also joins us as brings her in to appear at the festival and help raise money for United Way.

Dawn Wells, Mary Ann
painted barrel

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One Response to “Kentucky State BBQ Festival 2013 Bourbon Barrel Art Project”

  1. Bob Stovall

    Great video. Thanks to all our Pitmasters, Sponsors, Vendors. the BBQ Committee and everyone who helped make this event so special.