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April 29 @ 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The City of Somerset


Downtown Somerset
Public Square
Somerset, KY 42501 United States
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