United Way of Southern Kentucky was pleased to host the 24th annual U.S. Bank Balloons, Tunes and BBQ festival September 4-7, 2014 at the Bowling Green / Warren County Regional Airport.
The festival was designed for the enjoyment and affordability of the entire family. Title Sponsor U.S. Bank teamed up with Presenting Sponsor Houchens Industries and Supporting Sponsors - J B Distributors, Fruit of the Loom, Miller’s Bottled Gas, Hampton Inn, RC Cola, WBKO, WGGC 95.1, Commonwealth Broadcasting, D&M Electric, Whayne Supply, and the Bowling Green/ Warren County Regional Airport to make this event possible.
United Way of Southern Kentucky was the proud host of this community event. Net proceeds from the festival will be used by United Way to impact critical issues affecting those in need across the BRADD region including poverty, youth development, personal abuse, substance abuse, disabilities, senior services, and literacy.
Attractions included a carnival, several children’s activities including an inflatable fair friendly for children of all ages, BBQ to tempt the taste buds with seating available for patrons, and several displays. The carnival, inflatables, display vendors, and food vendors were present throughout the weekend.
Congratulations to the following Balloon Pilot Winners:
1st Place: Matthew McClinton, Prospect, Kentucky (also the 2013 winner)
2nd Place: Harold Cliver, Lewisville, Texas (past United States National Champion)
3rd Place: Jeff Sweet, Indian Trail, North Carolina
Congratulations to the following BBQ Competition Winners:
Grand Champion: White Wolf Smokers
People's Choice Award: Uncle Pappy's Bar-B-Q
Chicken Winner: White Wolf Smokers
Ribs Winner: J's Meats and More
Shoulder/ Butt Winner: Barn Yard BBQ
Congratulations to the following Bowling Green Idol Winners:
First Place: Lyndsey Fields
Second Place: Dax Evans
Third Place: Dayan Railey