OWENSBORO, KY – The International Bar-B-Q Festival, Inc. Board of Directors announced Thursday that based on an abundance of caution, it has canceled the 2020 International Bar-B-Q Festival.
“We feel it is in the best interest to follow the guidelines put in place by federal and state officials to avoid mass gatherings. The health and safety of our community remains our top priority,” said Allen Payne, 2020 Event Chair. “We extend our sincerest appreciation to our committee, sponsors, vendors, cooking teams, and all other supporters who have worked to make this a signature event. We look forward to working with you in the future.”
The International Bar-B-Q Festival was scheduled to take place on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2020. There are no plans to postpone or reschedule the event this year.
(This story was originally published on March 19, 2020)