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April 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

SET Foodstock FB Event

Join us for a day of food, music and art at the fourth Food­stock fes­ti­val in down­town Som­er­set, KY! Food­stock fea­tures food trucks from across the state, spir­it and bev­er­age ven­dors, live art cre­ation, and lots of fun music and activ­i­ties for fam­i­lies — INCLUDING THIS YEAR — our fea­tured event, the Som­er­set Smoke Show pre­sent­ed by Pro­Trade Hard­ware and Baney’s Ban­gin’ BBQ and emceed by JC Phelps of JCPEats!

Watch grilling enthu­si­asts in action as they com­pete for Somerset’s first ever Grill­mas­ter title, while enjoy­ing demon­stra­tions, tast­ings and free tips and class­es from pro­fes­sion­als. Vis­it https://www.protradehardware.com/about‑5 for more info about this event.

Admis­sion is FREE to Food­stock, how­ev­er, if you want to pur­chase alco­holic bev­er­ages you must buy a $5 spir­it wrist­band at one of our entrance gates.

Many down­town busi­ness­es will be open dur­ing the fes­ti­val, and we encour­age fes­ti­val-goers to vis­it them! Please uti­lize down­town side­walks to access these busi­ness­es.

SET Foodstock Festival Map Social

Somerset Smoke Show

Twelve par­tic­i­pants will be prepar­ing their food through­out the day, while the fol­low­ing FREE class­es are held on the Foun­tain Square stage:

12 p.m.: Wood Fired Steak & Pol­i­tics: A Traeger Mas­ter­piece That Will Def­i­nite­ly Get Your Vote, with May­or Alan Keck

12:45 p.m.: Meat Sci­ence: Choos­ing The Best Guts, with Pulas­ki Coun­ty Agri­cul­tur­al Agent, J Adkins

1:30 p.m.: Smoked/Grilled Chick­en Wings with Per­for­mance Food Ser­vice Chef and Kansas City BBQ Soci­ety Cer­ti­fied Judge, John Arnold

2:15 p.m.: Pulled Pork with Trager Pro and Award Win­ning Pit­mas­ter of Kryp­tonight BBQ, Kei­th Har­ris

3 p.m.: Big Green Egg 101: The Ulti­mate Cook­ing Expe­ri­ence with Big Green Egg Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and BBQ Pro, Mark Syoen

3:45 p.m. Spatch­cock Chick­en with Traeger Pro and Award Win­ning Pit­mas­ter Kryp­tonite BBQ, Kei­th Har­ris

4:30 p.m. Per­fect Wood Fired Big Green Egg Piz­za 101 with Big Green Egg Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Award Win­ning BBQ Pro, Mark Syoen

5:15 p.m.: Per­fect Smash Burg­er on the Big Green Egg with Big Green Egg Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Award Win­ning BBQ Pro, Mark Syoen

Busker Music Contest

We will also host our pop­u­lar Busker Music Con­test at two loca­tions with­in the fes­ti­val area: Jarfly Brew­ing Com­pa­ny and The Tip­sy Toad! Vot­ing will take place from 11 a.m. ‑9 p.m. Sat­ur­day, April 29 at both loca­tions. You must have a cell phone to vote. Scan the QR code dis­played at each loca­tion (in mul­ti­ple places through­out each estab­lish­ment) to vote for your favorite musi­cian. Vot­ing totals will be ver­i­fied on May 1 and the win­ner announced at 5 p.m. on See Somerset’s Face­book and Insta­gram.

The Tip­sy Toad
11 a.m.: Jared Shoe­mak­er
1 p.m.: Mar­ley Edmunds
3 p.m.: Logan Pur­cell
5 p.m.: James Fos­ter
7 p.m.: Jadan Tram­mell

Jarfly Brew­ing
12 p.m.: Dylan Forester
2 p.m.: Kevin Thomas
4 p.m.: Annie Boek
6 p.m.: Josh Secrest
8 p.m.: Dylan Rose


Con­firmed ven­dors include:
Get Ur Smoke On
City Slick­er Dawgs
Cook­ie Dough Bliss
Sum­mit Meats
Shakes & Cakes
West Sixth Brew­ing
Megan’s Sweet Treats
Toms Trav­elin’ Cof­fee
Lit­tle Donut Trail­er
R&D Con­ces­sions
Scoop Bug Ice Cream & More
Kof­fee Pig
Tap on Main
Gold Star Chili
Chill­ing and Grilling
Ladon­na’s Can­dy Kitchen
Cave Hill Win­ery & Vine­yard
Zim­mer­mans Famous Pig
Mac Chaos
Bert’s Speakcheezy
Jarfly Brew­ing
Hen­drick­son Ket­tle Corn
Roy’s Jamer­i­can Grill
A1 Ice Cream
Matil­da’s Dogs and More
Eddie’s Roast­ed Corn
Crazy Eatz
Tacos Tana­cos
Som­er­set Cock­tails
Design Addic­tion
Bai­ley Kate
Friends of the Earth Macrame
Lit­tle Patch of Heav­en
Clay Hill Art
Lift­ed Spir­its

Live art demonstrations

Live art demon­stra­tions will hap­pen at tents around Foun­tain Square through­out the day, fea­tur­ing these artists, who are fol­low­ing the theme Der­by 101: Som­er­set Style.

Aman­da Brooks
Megan Bradley
Earth + Wind Cre­ative
The Shine House
Kristy Sal­ley
Jeff Scrib­n­er
Ani­ta Sti­gall
Jacob Wil­son


April 29, 2023
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The City of Somerset
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Downtown Somerset
Public Square
Somerset,KY42501United States
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