BBQ on the River

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With the support of Co-founders Susie Coiner & Carol Gault, Beautiful Paducah is proud to announce that BBQ on the River WILL return in 2022!

 

After 27 years of successfully cooking some of the best BBQ in the country and raising the most money for charity, we feel confident that our organization will maintain the essence of this longstanding tradition - all while breathing new energy & life into one of Paducah's most remarkable annual displays of camaraderie & unity; via delicious food and civic engagement!

This year's BBQOTR 2022 theme - Smoke on the Water -  will be in honor of BBQ returning to the river Thursday, September 22nd - Saturday, September 24th, and the role we plan for music to play in this year's festival and in the future years to come!

"Change is inevitable.

Growth is optional."

-John C. Maxwell

Change is upon us - and we choose growth!

With the downtown City Block development project set to break ground in the coming months, BBQ on the River's festival footprint has changed & a new home has been selected for 2022!

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In addition to BBQOTR's new location, in 2021 downtown Paducah was selected as an Entertainment Destination Center - allowing people to take to-go alcoholic drinks in designated cups within the EDC boundaries.  BBQOTR 2022 will be taking full advantage of these new capabilities!  Meaning, adults who are 21 years of age and older will be able to enjoy a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine anywhere within the festival bounds.

This year, we will also be offering booth space for BBQ on & off the River - an option that can be selected at the participants discretion!  BBQ off the River locations will be available at Noble Park and are for vendors who wish to remain removed from crowds and high volume traffic, or would prefer to do business in an "alcohol free" area.  We will be offering free public transportation from BBQ on the River to BBQ off the River and vice versa all day and evening on Saturday for those who would like to experience both!

Our Beautiful Paducah team couldn't be more excited for this new adventure and we gladly accept the challenge of ensuring that BBQ on the River lives on for generations to come!  

Please stay tuned - more festival details for 2022's BBQ on & off the River are coming your way very soon!

2022 BBQ ON & OFF THE RIVER VENDOR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW! 

Please direct all questions & inquiries to info@beautifulpaducah.org

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