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Beef will be on everyone’s minds and tongues June 3-4 during the Fort Harrod Beef Festival at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg.
On Friday, the festival will feature live entertainment, vending booths, set up of the grill-off teams and a wine and cheese tasting.
On Saturday, the event’s main attraction kicks off with teams competing to produce the best brisket, steak, ribs and backyard burger.
There will also be a youth backyard burger and steak category for those ages 9-17.
Judges will determine the winners in the professional, amateur and youth divisions.
A “People’s Choice” and “Best of Show” awards will also be presented.
The cost is $6 per person to sample all the wares and vote for the best griller.
Other events being held that same day include a steak and eggs breakfast, 5K run/walk, live music, pageants, children’s activities, carnival corral, chef demonstrations, district dairy show, car cruise-in, motorcycle poker run, corn hole tournament and others.
Also on Saturday starting at 4 p.m., an old fashioned ice cream social and a showcasing of ambulances, limos and hearses will be at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home located at 304 East Lexington in Harrodsburg.
The festival is being held to showcase the importance of beef to Kentucky and promote Kentucky as the largest beef producing state this side of the Mississippi River, according to a news release.
For details contact LeMayne Ellis at 859-734-5546 or Dana Anderson at 859-734-4378.