Watch our video above of this first ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival in Danville, Kentucky. BourbonBlog.com brings you the most extensive of the festival. When we first hear about the inaugural Kentucky State BBQ Festival, we were beyond amazed that Brad and Cindy Simmons had organized it in around 8 or so weeks. You read correctly, 8 weeks to organize this! Most festivals take a year or more of planning.
With the short amount of planning, we’ll call this one a record we’ve never seen in our world…this first year’s festival attracted at least 15,000 to 20,000 attendees and a portion of the proceeds went to benefit the Heart of Kentucky United Way!
Brad brought together some of the top BBQ pitmasters in the country including Carey Bringle and Peg Leg Porker, “Dr. BBQ” Ray Lampe, Melissa Cookston of Yazoo’s Delta Q, Craig Kimmel of Firehouse BBQ, and Moe Cason with Ponderosa BBQ. Brad even brought out his own Lucky Dog BBQ of Danville, Kentucky.
Brad Simmons has been a friend of BourbonBlog.com for a while now. He came to know us a follower and subscriber to our Bourbon newsletter. Just think….if you join our newsletter and invite us someplace, we might come cover you like this too! (BTW – it is in the top right hand corner in green on this page)
Special thanks to Brad Simmons, Adam Johnson, Danville/Boyle County CVB, and all the new friends we made.
Video filmed and edited by Patrick Kramer. Hosted and produced by Tom Fischer