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Barbecue on the River: Paducah, Kentucky - September 26-28

Head to Paducah, KY for the 25th annual Barbeque on the River Festival. Every fall 40,000 people gather in Paducah on the banks of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers to enjoy great BBQ, lively entertainment, exquisite crafts, a charming downtown and a great time. More than 35 BBQ teams from Western Kentucky and beyond cook up over 80,000 pounds of pork and chicken in hopes of taking home the coveted Grand Champions trophy. This family-friendly event is the perfect time to enjoy the city’s picturesque autumn leaves and its idyllic riverside charm. For more information, visit