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A special thanks to our presenting sponsor Peerless Distilling Company for Slow Food Bluegrass’s 2nd Annual Fried Chicken Throw Down. Peerless is proud to be a family owned company with a storied history in the bourbon industry. They are committed to keeping everything local! Cheers to a good, clean, fair bourbon and moonshine distillery.

Louisville’s 2nd Annual Fried Chicken Throw Down


Slow Food Bluegrass presents the 2nd annual Fried Chicken Throwdown on Saturday, October 17th, noon-5pm. This sustainably inspired culinary competition will be held at the 10th street Resurfaced  lot in downtown Louisville.

Admission to the event is FREE. Tastes prepared by local chefs will be available for purchase. Tastes include Best Fried Chicken ($3), Best Vegetarian Side ($2), and Best Dessert ($2).

Local Chefs will be competing for a $500 cash prize in each category.  We need YOU to determine the winner! Winners will be selected by ballot voting amongst the attendees. Proceeds from the event will go towards Slow Food Bluegrass’ Garden Grant Program.

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Peerless Distilling Co. 

Wiltshire, Rainbow Blossom, Trend Appliances, Bluegrass Motorsport, Woodland Farm Store, Louisville Farm to Table, Esposito Contracting

Interested in being a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship levels here.

If you are a chef and would like to compete, please visit our signup page here. This competition is only open to commercial chefs. Home cooks may not compete.