Beer Cheese Festival Information
|Kentucky Beer Cheese Festival|
|Location(s)||Winchester, Kentucky, United States |
|Sponsors||Shop Local Kentucky, Clark Regional Medical Center, Ale-8-One, Clark County Farm Bureau, and others |
|Website||Winchester Beer Cheese Festival|
The Kentucky Beer Cheese Festival is a celebration of beer cheese, an original and unique Kentucky delicacy.  The annual Beer Cheese Festival is a one-day summertime event  held in downtown Winchester, Kentucky,   birthplace of beer cheese. The first Beer Cheese Festival took place in June 2009 and was attended by more than 8,000 people.  In 2016, nearly 20,000 people attended. 
The event features a competition among amateur and commercial beer cheese makers, as well as live music, art and craft displays, a beer "garden" and traditional festival foods.  Festival attendees can also sample and vote for their favorite beer cheese to win a People's Choice Award. 
Mental Floss included the Beer Cheese Festival in their list of "12 Highly Specific (and Extremely Delicious) Food Festivals."  Mashable included the Beer Cheese Festival in their list of "14 food festivals that show how serious America is about food." 
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