June 10 - 11, 2016

Who grills the best steak? Who grills the best burger? These titles, and others, along with over $11,000 in prize money will be on the line at the 11th Annual Kentucky's Fort Harrod Beef Festival, held June 10-11, 2016, at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The festival weekend is chocked full of activities for all age groups. The festival kicks off on Tuesday night with Cattle Crawl - The Progressive Dinner, a progressive dinner featuring beef cuisine from local caterers. Wednesday night pageants for teens and miss contestants will take place at the new fairgrounds building.  Thursday night will feature Spirit and Bourbon Tasting, sponsored by Jim Beam Distilleries at Kentucky Fudge Company.  Friday night, the festival really gets going as teams fire up those grills to serve FREE burger and sauce samples, and youth compete in the grill-off; while the crowd enjoys music, KY Proud wine and cheese samples and shop at the I Love Cows: Dustin Worthington Silent Auction. For those looking to burn calories so they can enjoy all the delicious fare, the Lions’ Club 5K Stampede/Poke Along and Corning Ride Your Butt Off for United Way will be Saturday morning.  Saturday also has a wide range of events starting with a delicious, hearty Steak & Egg Breakfast. Teams will serve brisket and steak to the public beginning at noon. Come out and listen to talented musicians, visit with local vendors, browse through the antique cars, and bring the kids out for some FREE fun games and fun with inflatables! There is no charge to get into the festival, but a small charge for tasting and some games.  Be sure to visit and like our Facebook page.  We would love to have you join us as we celebrate Kentucky’s beef industry!

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