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Title: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on July 21, 2015, 07:29:59 AM
It's that time again! 9/24-9/26. Paducah KY. 40 teams cooking for 3 days, pulled pork, ribs, chickens and briskets. Another 50 or so vendors hawking every other kind of food you can think of. Last year over 80,000 pounds of pork and chicken was cooked up.  The neat part is it is all for charity.  No one makes a dime.  On Saturday the 26th, is the competition. Jan and I will be judging whole hogs again this year along with some members of our party.

At last head count there are approximately 20 folks, including spouses, from this Forum and other Forums planning to attend.  Come stay all 3 days or just a day trip. Great food, making news friends and meeting up with some old friends again.

If you need additional info you can PM me and I will be happy to assist in any manner.

www.bbqontheriver.org   
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: Saber 4 on July 22, 2015, 07:30:08 PM
If you haven't been before it's an absolute blast with good food and good friends. Judy and I are still planning on going, as long as I can get the office staff trained up in time. They start training on August 1st, that's why I can't get away for 10.5's Midwest Smokeout this year which is another great trip.

If you get lucky you might even get to judge something, hope I get a good gig this year. :)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on July 31, 2015, 07:35:54 AM
I am pleased to tell you that it looks like the world famous Bradley Forum member ClassicRockGriller will be coming to Paducah for this years BBQ on the River. 8)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on August 24, 2015, 07:43:18 AM
One month from today, 9/24/2015, the 21st BBQ on the River in Paducah KY begins.  Still plenty of time to make plans to attend.  If you need help with accommodations or directions don't hesitate to PM me here.  Confirmed attendees listed below.

KyNola
NePaS
Chrystal Burden(Mrs.NePaS)'s brother
Meyer Lemon
Squirtthecat
Hal4UK
ACW3
TMB
Saber4
ClassicRockGriller* With the exception of CRG, everyone has a spouse attending as well.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: TMB on August 24, 2015, 09:41:51 AM
I'm in!!!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on August 25, 2015, 07:27:12 AM
I forgot one very important attendee.  His name is SSGT Brad Alexander.  Brad is my good friend who lost his left leg to a young lady who chose to blow herself up in Iraq.  We have been friends for years and one day I ran into him and he said "I brought a brand new smoker home from my Dad's.  Do you know anything about this particular brand?  It's a Bradley." :)

He dropped by last year and got to know some of the attendees.  He has no idea but Saber4's wife Judy has a very special surprise for him this year.  Chrystal Burden,NePaS's wife has a special surprise for him as well. 

He is a very humble guy and is always flabbergasted, almost embarrassed, when someone does something for him.  He is a true war hero.  I am proud to call him my friend.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: TMB on August 25, 2015, 12:21:11 PM
I forgot one very important attendee.  His name is SSGT Brad Alexander.  Brad is my good friend who lost his left leg to a young lady who chose to blow herself up in Iraq.  We have been friends for years and one day I ran into him and he said "I brought a brand new smoker home from my Dad's.  Do you know anything about this particular brand?  It's a Bradley." :)

He dropped by last year and got to know some of the attendees.  He has no idea but Saber4's wife Judy has a very special surprise for him this year.  Chrystal Burden,NePaS's wife has a special surprise for him as well. 

He is a very humble guy and is always flabbergasted, almost embarrassed, when someone does something for him.  He is a true war hero.  I am proud to call him my friend.
Looking forward to meeting him.  A TRUE hero is hard to find these days   
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: ragweed on August 27, 2015, 10:11:27 AM
Larry, you know we can't make it this year, but give that young man a hug for me and tell him how much I appreciate him....Joe
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on August 27, 2015, 06:43:10 PM
I certainly will Joe.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: watchdog56 on August 28, 2015, 09:46:14 AM
Wish I could be there. If you could maybe you can convince Nepas to come back and be  member. I liked his knowledge and postings on making sausage.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on August 29, 2015, 07:14:16 AM
Will see what I can do WD56 but he's a contrary old buzzard! ;)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: ragweed on August 30, 2015, 08:26:50 AM
Tell him I'll send him some that "mild" jerky he ate at Chris' SO.  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on September 02, 2015, 07:20:18 PM
Our friends at Bradley Smoker have graciously sent along some giveaways for the folks coming to the BBQ on the River.  Please be sure to personally send them your thanks. 
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on September 17, 2015, 07:19:49 AM
It all begins one week from today!
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on September 21, 2015, 07:17:55 AM
Extended weather forecast for 9/24-9/26 in Paducah is sunny, highs around 80, evenings will be cool down into the 50's. 

Still not too late to make plans to come help us eat 90,000 lbs of BBQ!
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: Saber 4 on September 22, 2015, 07:23:25 PM
See you Thursday Larry, looking forward to seeing everyone.

Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: Toker on September 22, 2015, 09:11:44 PM
Please post pictures once back home. I'd like to see.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: ragweed on September 23, 2015, 03:20:41 PM
Everyone enjoy and be safe, so I can join you next year.....Joe
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on September 23, 2015, 07:48:28 PM
My Brother from another Mother, NePaS rolled in today!  Meyer Lemon, Squirtthecat, Hal4UK, Saber4, ACW3 all roll in tomorrow.  TMB and Kimmie roll in on Friday and Mrs. NePaS's brother and his wife are also rolling in.

'Bout time to light this candle.....or smoker! :)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on September 27, 2015, 09:37:34 AM
Another BBQ on the River is in the books!  A huge thank you to the 16 friends who traveled long distances from 7 States to hang out with us.

A huge thank you to Bradley for the "giveaways" that they sent our way.

The 22nd annual BBQ on the River is only a year away. :)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: pensrock on September 27, 2015, 01:24:26 PM
Sounds like you had a great time and also Happy Birthday! :)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: Wildcat on September 27, 2015, 03:10:44 PM
Happy birthday to the 2 of you.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: KyNola on September 27, 2015, 05:33:45 PM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: squirtthecat on September 28, 2015, 05:26:57 AM

Group pic from Saturday night:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-taAc6vW2weQ/VgkxrzK7juI/AAAAAAABuNg/d29q0vBGg34/s1152-Ic42/12031549_1046115242089621_8524147897379516139_o%25255B1%25255D.jpg)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: pensrock on September 28, 2015, 08:48:50 AM
Looks like a rowdy crew there.  :o ;)
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: TedEbear on September 28, 2015, 09:33:09 AM
Our friends at Bradley Smoker have graciously sent along some giveaways for the folks coming to the BBQ on the River.  Please be sure to personally send them your thanks.

So, what were some of the giveaways?  I would have liked to have gone but this past weekend was our annual BBQ bash with 100+ teams in competition.  BBQ legend Myron Mixon was there with an hour-long presentation and was one of the judges.  Less than 2 miles from my house - I couldn't miss it.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: jdhunt0 on February 03, 2016, 01:23:34 PM
I was not sure where to post this, so I'm hoping a few of you subscribed to this old post.  I'm looking go to a couple new BBQ Festivals this year.  Are there any others out there that are run similar to the one in Paducah?  Most of them see like the BBQ is not open to the public and just have "fair food" vendors.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: TedEbear on February 03, 2016, 07:36:53 PM
I was not sure where to post this, so I'm hoping a few of you subscribed to this old post.  I'm looking go to a couple new BBQ Festivals this year.  Are there any others out there that are run similar to the one in Paducah?  Most of them see like the BBQ is not open to the public and just have "fair food" vendors.

What area?  We have an annual BBQ competition in West St. Louis County, less than 2 miles from my house.  The 2015 BBQ Bash (http://www.cityofwildwood.com/547/2015-BBQ-Bash) I think featured over 100 booths and Myron Mixon as one of the judges.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: tskeeter on February 03, 2016, 09:03:21 PM
JD, you can always check out The Best of the West Rib Cookoff over Labor Day weekend in Sparks (Reno) NV.  This is a vendor by invitation only event where you can try ribs and other products from some of the BBQ worlds top personalities.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: Habanero Smoker on February 04, 2016, 01:57:08 AM
For Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) style barbeque competition events, click on the link below. This organization holds contest in almost every state, Puerto Rico, a few in Canada and Europe. It has a search filter so you can search the events by either Name; Date; Place; or State.

A lot depends on State and County health law that govern whether a competitor can handout or sell his food. More often than not, there are vendors that travel the circuit who sell barbeque; and even some vendors compete.
KCBS Competition Event (http://www.kcbs.us/events)

Also check regionally. Many regions have local barbeque organizations that hold events. Local barbeque organizations often piggyback onto a KCBS event, and will hold a Backyard Competition at the same site, either the day before or after the KCBS event.
Title: Re: BBQ on the River-Paducah KY
Post by: jdhunt0 on February 05, 2016, 10:09:30 AM
I'm in Western KY.  I think I'll try to make it to the one in STL.  Thanks!