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Barbecue on the River

Nothing says September like Paducah's Barbecue on the River! Heated competition combines with Western Kentucky barbecue to create a flavorful weekend of fall fun. Gather with local Kentuckians to feast on mouthwatering hickory smoked meats, September 27-29, 2012.



Eating BBQ


"Pig out" on delicious barbecue and fixins' available at various booths. Peruse a variety of Market Days vendor booths selling crafts, hand-made jewelry, clothing and other goods. Stop by the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Beer & Wine Garden for a cold drink. Find family entertainment and special events in the Party Spot near the Main Stage. Listen to some of the very best regional musicians as they take to the Main Stage. See the event itinerary below and begin planning your Barbecue experience!


Main Stage Entertainment

Thurs.-Sat., Beginning at 11 AM

Barbecue and Fixin’s at various booths


Thurs. & Fri., Noon-11 PM; Sat., 9 AM-11 PM

Non-food vendor booths


Thurs.-Sat.,11 AM-11 PM

Paducah Symphony Beer & Wine Garden 


Thursday • September 27
Main Stage Entertainment

5 PM - 2 Years Wasted

6:30 PM - The River City Rockers

7 PM - Rib Eating Contest

7:15 PM - The River City Rockers

8:30 PM - Murmur

Friday • September 28
Main Stage Entertainment

3:30 PM - Tony Louge Band

5 PM - The Sluegrass Boys

5:30 PM - Lew Jetton & 61 South

7:30 PM - The Sluegrass Boys

8 PM - The Cruisers


Saturday • September 29
United Way 5K Run 

Paducah Bank, 555 Jefferson St.  9 AM.


Main  Stage Entertainment

11 AM - TBA

Noon - The McKendrees

12:30 PM - Andy Gibson Trio

1 PM - The McKendrees

2 PM - The Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey

3:30 PM - The McKendrees


6 PM - Adam & The H-Bombs

6:30 PM - Blue Mother Tupelo

8 PM - Adam & The H-Bombs

8:30 PM - Murr Vegas Allstars




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Barbecue on the River Pig

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United Way 5K

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