Anderson County Burgoo Festival – Lawrenceburg, Kentucky – My Experience

This post documents my experience on September 24, 2022.

It was approaching the evening when I got to Lawrenceburg…

…for the Anderson County Burgoo Festival.

Once I passed the basket raffle supporting Open Hands

…I came upon a section of tables hosted by local churches (Lawrenceburg Church/Overland Church)…

…candidates and groups for the upcoming elections (Dutton)…

…the city’s Ghost Walk as well as the county’s Farmers Market

…and the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce

…who was sporting a cool Monopoly variation for their county.

Beyond that, the street was lined with vendors offering crystals and clothing…

…handmade clay jewelry (Blue Bay Clay)…

Hillbilly Jams and Jellies

…and boubon or cocktail scented barrels for your car (Bourbon Brooke).

You could also go for some bourbon tasting in front of Bluegrass Green.

I headed down a side street where kids could climb inside a firetruck…

…climb inside giant inflated balls…

…or make their way to the carnival…

…where there were rides…

…games…

…mechanical challenges…

…jump houses…

…a comedy magic show (Mark Comley Magic Show)…

…and food.

Food trucks were actually spread all over this area…

…serving up great looking tacos (Taqueria Garcia)…

…plenty of BBQ (Piggin’ Out/Hill of Beans)…

…popular ribeye steak sandwiches (Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association)…

…and obviously burgoo…

…unless, of course, you arrived too late in the day…

…after they ran out.

Fortunately, the owner’s kindness allowed me to get a few tastings in…

…before I found a second burgoo vendor (Schnitzelbank Catering)…

…who just had enough to sell me a bowl…

…and I got to sit back and enjoy it…


…while enjoying the live entertainment.