Lawrenceburg Travel Guide
Hereís a food festival for the person who has seen and eaten everything already. Itís the Anderson County Burgoo Festival in Kentucky, and apparently, the county is also the burgoo capital of the world. In case you didnít knowand we definitely didnítburgoo is a sort of stew like mixture kind of like gumbo or chili but also kind of not. Itís really popular in Kentucky and they love to throw all kinds of meat into it, whether it be pork, chicken, or mutton. Weíre thinking if they had some other stuff aroundólike fresh opossum roadkillóthat it probably could and has been included throughout the years.
At this yearís festival, weíre hoping that only the freshest ingredients are used to prepare the celebrationís namesake. This weekend from September 25 to 27, the streets come alive with the sights, smells, and sensations of the mighty burgoo. There will be plenty of music to entertain the crowds, pumpkin painting for the little burgoo fans, and a boniest knee contest. Sorry ladies, but the contest is apparently for gentleman only. So get a warm cup of the stew and grab a good spot for the tractor pull.