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Downtown Owensboro ,
On the second weekend in May, the Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue. These teams are vying the best chicken, mutton and burgoo titles as well as the Governor's Cup for the "BEST OVERALL BAR-B-Q COOKING TEAM'. All total, more than 80,000 people will attend the festival with more than 10 tons of mutton, 1500 gallons burgoo and 5000 chickens prepared and sold during the festival. Musical entertainment, children's activities, car show, pageants, arts & crafts, and more are available for the crowd's enjoyment.