Reuniting After War BBQ Competition

(270) 793-4402
515 Glen Lily Rd | Bowling Green, KY 42101
Location: SOKY Fairgrounds
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September 16-17, 2022

Location: 515 Glen Lily Rd, SOKY Fairgrounds, KY

Phone: (270) 793-4402

Price: $10 18 and up $5 Teens Free 12 and under

Enjoy a day of live music, the Flip’NAxe, Gasper Brewing, Traveler’s Cellar Winery, games, and mouth-watering, world-class BBQ while shopping local Craft vendor booths. Stick around for the professional judging of entries and for the awards ceremony where R.A.W. will give away over $8,000 in cash, trophies, and other prizes! TICKETS: Saturday, Sept 17th 11-6pm Tickets are $10.00 for 18+, $5.00 for Teens, and Free for 12 and under (Must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

Reuniting After War was founded by Mary Henry and her son Eric Harder. Eric joined the Army in 2006. In 2010, Eric came home from his 3rd deployment. The 3-61 Cav spent one year in Afghanistan and on October 3, 2009 they lost eight men during the Battle of Cop Keating. Hearing some of the survivors were struggling, Mary helped Eric organize a reunion with 23 of the men who he served with in June of 2016. It gave them time to grieve those they had lost and to reconnect after life took them all in so many directions. Eric’s group credited the reunion with reducing the disconnected feelings often associated with a deployment ending and the return to civilian life.

This event will be held at the SOKY Fairgrounds Friday, September 16th from 4pm-7pm, and Saturday, September 17th from 10am-6:30pm.

For more information or if you'd like to participate in the competition, please visit the website above or email

Reuniting After War BBQ Competition