Home of the Innocents Big Ol' Backyard BBQ

This Saturday, Louisville's Home of the Innocents will host their 8th annual Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ. Proceeds from the event benefit the children and families served by Home of the Innocents.


Home of the Innocents has been helping kids in crisis since 1880. The Home offers 84 distinct residential and community-based services to 3,900 vulnerable children and their families from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Home of the Innocents provides care to children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected, medically fragile children, and children with autism and other behavioral disorders. The Home also  operates Open Arms Children’s Health – a one-stop full service pediatric medical practice offering integrated care, including medical, dental, hearing, vision, radiology, pharmacy, and behavioral health services. Home of the Innocents is a private, nonprofit agency licensed in Kentucky and Indiana, accredited by the Council on Accreditation, and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. 

If you ever have a chance to visit Home of the Innocents, you'll be simply amazed by the commitment this organize has to its residents. It is truly an amazing place, and this fundraising event sounds like an awesome way to lend support!





The menu will include barbecued ribs grilled by John Cliff and JBS/Swift, barbecued chicken and sides prepared by Chef Laurent Geroli (Brown Hotel) and other local chefs, ice cream from Comfy Cow, gelato by Proof and other desserts from Kern’s Kitchen.

Activities include a Bounce Town with inflatables and a Wild Wild Activity Zone which features arts and crafts, activities provided by the Kentucky Science Center, petting zoo and face painting. There's also a Family Face-Off with corn hole, ladder golf, basketball and other games for the whole family as well as live music by The Remedy, a BBQ Cook-off for professional and amateur teams.( Please contact 502-596-1025 for more information, and a Western wear costume contest for all ages.


Admission cost is:
Adults: $50
Seniors, first responders, military, college students: $30
Students (11-18): $20
Youngins’ 10 & under: Free
Reserved table of 8: $500

You can purchase tickets online at www.homeoftheinnocents.org/bbq or by calling 502.596.1025.