J.R. Tolkien

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R. Tolkien

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Smokin' on the River BBQ, Blues and Brew Festival

If you're free this weekend, cross the bridge over to downtown Jeffersonville, IN (Riverstage) for the Sixth Annual BBQ Competition.  Come for the lively and festive atmosphere.  Lots of competitors camp out with their trailers/RV ready to show off their best bbq-ing skill.  Beautiful soulful, rock and country music plays on by the river with breathtaking view of the Ohio, the bridges and the Louisville skyline.  Bring your picnic blanket or chairs and enjoy the breeze from the river, the greasy food (try the fried chicken if bbq is not your thing), and some good company.

The BBQ was a bit lacking for me, there were only a few vendors selling bbq.  In the taster's tent, the $5 bbq taster ticket only allows you to try 3 bbq stations.  The $5 beer ticket comes with a 4 oz mug and access to 14 beer stations.  I heard the beer was amazing, but the bbq should be  a skip.

Also, instead of driving and fighting to find a parking spot, part on the Louisville side and walk the 4th street bridge, your cholesterol level will thank you for it!
Beautiful spot by the river for a festival
$10 for the delicious chicken tenders basket, $8 loaded potato ribbons

Vendors selling all kinds of bbq goodies