BBQ On The River 2013, Paducah KY Hoag Heav'n

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BBQ On The River, Paducah KY, is when my favorite eating places moves outside. Every September, you'll find me wandering the streets in the midst of sixty (60) TONS of BBQ pork & chicken prepared by about fifty different pros. What more could a serious BBQ Ribs connoisseur ask?

BBQ on the River Paducah KY

 BBQ On The River is September 26th - 28th for 2013. Drop in and experience a bit of Hoag Heav'n!

 

My trek down BBQ lane begins a week before the start of BBQ On The River when the local paper publishes the map of booths.

Don't try to break my concentration while I'm busy circling last year's winners' locations for this festival. That's when I finalize my plan of action.

I'm a BBQ ribs guy, and nobody makes BBQ ribs like western Kentucky BBQ pits. The secret is hickory wood. No other wood creates the smoked flavor that hickory does. BBQ on the River hickory coals

 

You have to have a separate fire pit to burn the wood down to smoldering coals, and then smoke the meat at a pretty low temperature for a LONG time. That's the REAL THING.

I grew up on Leigh's BBQ. Leigh's has been in business since about the time I was born, and I always compare any BBQ I eat with Leigh's, but once a year it's my duty to sample all the ribs I can eat in three days.

And, I have to tell you, I can eat a LOT of ribs in three days if I work really hard at it!

 

I usually eat several meals right at the booths. Then, I buy a slab of ribs from one of the other prize winners on my list to take home for my next meal.

BBQ On The River Paducah KY

 

Buzzard Brothers is one booth you don't want to miss.

Ed White always comes away with an award, too, and you can find his ribs any Thursday night a Whaler's Catch, 2nd & Jefferson Streets in Paducah.

There are a lot of great ribs at BBQ On The River, but you'll just have to find out for yourself. I'm not going to give you ALL my secrets ;)

There are lots of other good things to eat besides ribs, but I just can't pass up ribs when they're around.

 

BBQ on the River

 

I did try a deep-fried Oreo last year. They're not bad, actually. Who'd a thunk it!  My favorite non-rib food at BBQ On The River is Grandma's Fried Pies - I never leave without a sackful.

And, besides great eating opportunities, there are lots of activites and all the profits go to charity.

Plan your fall trip through Paducah around BBQ On The River this September. You'll be glad you did!

Current info:  www.bbqontheriver.org

 

 

Donnie McKinney CCIM

Coldwell Banker Commercial Purchase Realty Group

3906 Hinkleville Road Paducah KY 42001

270-450-2222

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Amy Hahn
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YUM!!!!!  I was planning soup & salad for dinner tonight and you go and post about BBQ on the River....I LOVE BBQ!  Gotta say....I love just about anything deep fried, but have never tried an OREO.  Something big here is Fried Green Beans :0)  The BBQ on the River sounds like a great and tasty time....Hmmmm, wonder if I could make my way over in September?

June 21, 2011 05:38 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Looks like my kind of place!

 Blooming for you!

June 21, 2011 05:45 PM
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Donnie McKinney
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Amy, I've had fried green beans in a local restaurant. They're not bad.

Today's lunch was Coastal Carolina Shrimp & sweet potato fries. I don't know if the shrimp were from the Crystal Coast, but they were really good, as were the french fried sweet potatoes. I guess you can fry anything lol

I hope you do make it by our neighborhood in September. Don't worry about a place to stay - my wife, Marcia, and I have a couple of extra bedrooms ;)

 

June 21, 2011 06:38 PM
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Donnie,

You did a thorough job of entertaining us with the BBQ food and all that stuff. This is a great post for localism and I can tell that you love your town and you would be the perfect Realtor to work with in Paducah, KY. I've never been there, but my parents went there many times for their little get away from the kids. They are gone now; however, it makes me happy to know that they were happy in a place like Paducah.

Patricia

June 21, 2011 10:46 PM
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Patricia, thanks for the nice comments. I bet your folks ate some BBQ when they were in Paducah, because, well, that's the thing to do ;)

June 21, 2011 11:42 PM
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Judi K Barrett
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Love bar-be-que when it's cooked right.
And of course everyone's is the best when you talk to them.

Wonderul post.. you 've made me extremely hungry!

June 21, 2011 11:43 PM
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Donnie McKinney
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Hi, Jodi. Too late at night to be getting hungry.  Yes, everybody thinks theirs is the best. I've learned the hard way not to argue with Texans, for instance, even if they are a bit misguided ;) I think it's just whatever you grow up with.

June 21, 2011 11:52 PM
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Bill Gillhespy
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Hi Donnie, Your rib event sounds like a real winner.  Isn't it great to be able to wander among the smokers and sample some of the best ?!?!

June 22, 2011 10:06 AM
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Debb Janes
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Donnie, love this post. My husband is a HUGE BBQ fan...we honestly don't get great BBQ in the Northwest as you can imagine. Your localism is a wonderful presentation of your passion for BBQ and your community - well done.

June 22, 2011 11:27 AM
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Donnie McKinney
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Thanks for the nice comments, Debb. Bring Hubby on down for a rib ;)

June 22, 2011 11:38 AM
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Donnie!

What a great site you have here and I have to agree with several other comments.  After reading your post I am HUNGRY!  It sounds like a great event and I am considering driving up from Nashville with the wife to spend Saturday.  I was looking for some detailed information and you certainly provided that.  Thanks!  I'll be looking for you wandering down the street and will try not to be a distraction!

September 05, 2011 02:21 PM
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Donnie McKinney
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Patrick, plan to stay a couple of days. You can't eat enough ribs in one day ;) If you make it up, and are walking around trying not to be a distraction around lunchtime on Saturday, give me a call - 270-217-1222. It would be fun to meet someone who actually read my blog lol

September 05, 2011 06:22 PM
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Donnie McKinney
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It's not too late to experience BBQ on the River 2011. They're still smoking pork & chickens today & tomorrow ;) I usually have at least six meals consisting of BBQ ribs during this event, myself ;)

 

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