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Squealin' on the Square

Squealin' on the Square is Hopkinsville's Annual BBQ Festival and competition! Taking place this year on Friday, June 7, 2024, Founders Square will heat up all day as up to 10 teams compete for cash prizes and trophies for the best BBQ categories. 

Beginning at 6 PM, the public is then invited to taste and enjoy with live music from Xtraordinary Gentlemen and adult beverages from Casey Jones Distillery and Bluegrass Beverages. Each team will price their meals at their own discretion. 

The BBQ Teams

Teams are comprised of up to five people (one head chef and assistants) and prizes will be given in three categories: chicken, ribs, and chops. Winners receive $250 and a coveted Squealin' trophy in each division.

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The Band

Xtradorinary Gentlemen have brought their amazing talent to the Founders Square stage for many years. What goes better with Kentucky BBQ than that big band sound? 

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The Party

With award winning BBQ for sale, adult beverages from multiple vendors, and live music in the open air, Squealin' on the Square kicks off a fun summer of downtown entertainment with Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation. 

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