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2024 SMOKE ON THE RIVER BBQ FEST

May 10-12, 2024

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May 10-12, 2024

Get ready to indulge in the finger-licking goodness of the best BBQ in the tristate area at the Smoke on the River BBQ Fest! Located at Covington Plaza along the scenic Ohio River, this festival boasts picturesque views of the Cincinnati skyline. The festival's focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients is evident in the mouthwatering BBQ offerings available from the area's top pitmasters. From juicy ribs that melt in your mouth to succulent chicken and tender brisket, there is something for every BBQ lover. Cold drinks reign supreme, complementing the flavors to create a truly memorable culinary experience. Free live music all weekend long featuring Cincinnati's top local bands.
Admission is free, and visitors can find more details about the festival at CincyFests.com
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to indulge in the best BBQ, enjoy free live music, and soak up the stunning views of the Ohio River and Cincinnati skyline - all at the Smoke on the River BBQ Fest!

 

Admission is FREE!

 

Friday 5pm-11pm

Saturday 12pm-11pm

Sunday 12pm-9pm

 

 

FREE ADMISSION

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2024 Entertainment Lineup 

Friday, May 10:

5:00 pm- Road Trip

8:00 pm- Michelle Robinson Band

 

Saturday, May 11:

12:00 pm- School of Rock

3:45 pm - Dat Band

7:45 pm- Doghouse

 

Sunday, May 12:

12:00 pm- Vinyl Countdown

3:00 pm- TBA

6:00 pm- Britney's Lipstick

Menu

Brothers of Ohio BBQ:

Cherrywood Pulled Pork Sandwich $8

Cherrywood Brisket Sandwich $12

Cherrywood Pulled Chicken Sandwich $8

Jumbo Turkey Legs $12

St. Louis Style Ribs (bone or rack) $3-$25

Loaded Mac & Cheese (choice of meat) $10-15

Homemade Sides $4

 

Fat Boy Q:
Full Rack Spare Ribs $31

6 Bones Spare Ribs $17

3 Bones Spare Ribs $ 10

St. Louis Rib Tips $10

Texas-Sized Beef Rib $17

Beef Brisket Sandwich $13

Smoked Wings $10

 

House of Brisket:

“Big Chubby”: Potato w/ brisket or pork $14

Brisket Sandwich w/ chips $14

Pork Sandwich w/ chips $12

Spicy Hog Wings w/ chips $16

Brisket Nachos $14

Pork Nachos $12

Pork Belly Burnt Ends $15

Pork Belly Platter w/ 2 sides $18

BBQ Half Chicken Platter w/ 2 sides $18

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Sweets & Meats:

BBQ 4-Way $13

Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ 2 sides $16

Pulled Chicken Sandwich w/ 2 sides $16

Banana Pudding $6

Sides: Mac & Cheese, Slaw, Cornbread, Baked Beans, Loaded Potato Salad $3-$5

 

Guns Up BBQ:

BBQ Taco/Nacho Bar

BBQ Pineapple Boat

Hog Roast

Loaded Ribbon Fries

Funnel Cakes

Cotton Candy
 

Curbside Sweet Shop

Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake (On-A-Stick)

Apple Crisp Ice Cream Cone

Banana Split Nachos (On Waffle Cone Chips)

Hot Fudge Cake

Ice Cream in Waffle Cone

Turtle Nachos

Sunday Mother’s Day Special: The Flower Pot

  • Cake baked in clay pot w/ ice cream and crushed cookies w/ artificial flower

For sponsor, food, or other vendor information please email david@coldironeventrentals.com

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2024 Official Sponsors:

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Covington Plaza

144 Madison Ave.

Covington, KY 41011

PARKING

 

Parking lot at Rivercenter and Madison

Marriott parking off of Madison

Rivercenter parking off of Madison

 

Festival Entrances: Madison Ave and Greenup Ave at the Ohio River

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