About Rising Sun's Blues & BBQ

The Ohio County Convention, Tourism and Visitors Commission (Ohio County Tourism) along with Rising Sun Main Street will host the second Rising Sun’s Blues & BBQ on June 22, 2019 from noon until 10:00 p.m. The event will take place on Main and Poplar Streets in Historic Downtown Rising Sun. Along with an amateur BBQ rib and brisket competition, the event features live blues music, vendors, Kid Zone, and a Hillbilly Fashion Show. The event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Interested amateur BBQ chef extraordinaires are invited to participate. Only individuals who haven’t made money cooking are eligible to participate in the judged portion of the BBQ competition. First, second, and third places will be awarded. You need not be a local competitor to participate. BBQ competitors, $50 per team. Arts, crafts, information and commercial vendor space is available for $25 per area. Applications/guidelines are available on the enjoyrisingsun.com website under Home, Community. A complete list of rules and guidelines are on the enjoyrisingsun.com website. For more information on lodging, eateries, and tourist attractions, contact Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism at (888) 776-4786.