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Hot Brown Showdown

October 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hot Brown Showdown Benefitting Waterfront Park

Location: Waterfront Park – Festival Plaza

Admission: $30 Advance | $40 at the door (if tickets are still available)

Purchase tickets online here

Friends of Waterfront Park, FOWP, a nonprofit auxiliary arm of Waterfront Park, is pleased to announce the debut of a new fundraising event, Hot Brown Showdown. This cook-off and tasting event invites restaurants and caterers from around the Bluegrass to compete for the title of the best Hot Brown! The event will take place on Sunday, October 23rd on the Festival Plaza at Waterfront Park from 1-5pm with live music from Hot Brown Smackdown!

Competing restaurants and caterers will serve 2 oz. servings of their own unique take on the famous Kentucky Hot Brown dish. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite dish. Additionally, there will be a panel of judges composed of notable local personalities. One of the judges will be the local 6-piece newgrass-fusion ensemble, Hot Brown Smackdown. Hot Brown Smackdown has delighted concert and festival goers for years, combining brightly textured, hard-driving, powerful bluegrass polyphony with high-energy groove and soul.

To sign up to be a competitor click here

Friends of Waterfront Park is producing the event, with all proceeds benefiting Waterfront Park to ensure our waterfront remains an asset that can be enjoyed by the community forever.

Tickets are available online at hotbrownshowdown.com. A limited number of tickets are available for $30 per person in advance, and $40 at the door (if tickets are still available). For those interested in competing in the event or becoming a sponsor, more information can be found online at hotbrownshowdown.com.

Interested in being a volunteer? Click here

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October 23, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Waterfront Park
129 W River Road
Louisville, KY 40204 United States
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