Evansville will host its first masters-level barbecue competition on the riverfront as part of the 2019 Evansville HydroFest™. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, it will attract barbecue professionals from throughout the country, serving up a wide range of barbecue types and flavors to compete for prize money and for consumption by the public. Entry categories to include chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket.
 
The BBQ Fest will be located along Riverside between Court and Main Streets with direct view of the hydroplane races.

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