PADUCAH, Ky. (WSIL) -- The Annual Barbecue on the River event was canceled this year due to COVID-19, but it's replacement is underway in Paducah.
Barbecue Off the River is slightly different than the annual gathering.
This year, barbecue teams will be set up across town supporting their favorite charities. They're also offering curbside and delivery options.
The teams say they miss the people and competition.
"You miss all the people, and, you know, you stay busy and tired. You're doing it for the charity, but you miss the part at the end when you're trying to win the competition and want to see what place you're in. So you're not gonna have that this year, but that's okay," said Joseph Patterson with Ozeans Ribs.
The Barbecue Off the River event runs through Saturday. Visit bbqontheriver.org for locations and times.