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Berea Spoonbread Festival - Berea KY

Berea Spoonbread Festival -  Berea Kentucky

If you haven't had a bite of spoonbread in your life, now is the time to eat your fill of the tasty stuff! Granny used to make this for the family get-together. Not to be confused with those tasty grits!

The 14th annual Berea Spoonbread Festival has plenty of activities, 5-K Run, beauty pagent,hot air baloons,motercycle rally, crafts, free concerts at Memorial Park and events to please everyone in the family. Located in the heart of Berea, Kentucky, the Folk Arts And Crafts Capitol Of Kentucky.

Have you ever wondered how it's made?

Berea spoonbread festival


  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


In a large saucepan, combine cornmeal with 2 cups of water; add 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring mixture to a boil then lower the heat; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. The mixture will be very stiff. Remove from heat and slowly stir in 1 cup of cold milk. Stir in the beaten eggs and melted butter. Preheat oven to 400° and heat a greased 1 1/2 to 2-quart baking dish or 8-inch square baking dish. Pour the well blended batter into the hot baking dish; bake for about 40 minutes, or until firm in the middle and nicely browned. Serve hot, straight from the baking dish. This quantity provides 4 to 6 small servings; for more, double the recipe.  

Go try it first at the festival.


Some of the events will be:

Hot Air Balloon Glow

Scenic Motorcycle Ride & Rally

Music Concerts

Dog Show

Car Show

Loads of yummy spoonbread to eat at the Spoonbread Eating Contest!

The Berea Spoonbread Festival hours:

Friday - September 17th, 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Saturday - September 18th, 6AM - 9:00PM

Sunday - September 19th, 10AM - 5:00PM

For more information call : 859-986-9760


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Comment balloon 8 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • September 12 2010 11:51AM


Lizette ... It looks like you and friends will have some fun at the local Berea Spoonbread festival (I've never heard of a spoonbread festival anywhere, and it must be a Kentucky thing).  Thanks for sharing this localism post.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) over 8 years ago

Lizette, I never had spoonbread but it must be good if there is a spoonbread festival. It looks delicious!

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) over 8 years ago

Lizette:  Sounds yummy and the festival I bet will be a lotta fun... enjoy

Posted by Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES (Intracoastal Realty Corp) over 8 years ago

Lizette - I've never heard of spoonbread before, sounds and looks tasty though.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 8 years ago

Sounds like a fun time.   I think I would like that spoonbread.   Wonder why we never had that in TN?

Posted by Connie King over 8 years ago

My wife made cornbread to go with stew tonight. Not sure how it differs.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 8 years ago


Sounds like a yummy good time!

Ann Hayden in St. Louis, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 8 years ago

I have never even heard of spoon bread but it definitely sounds like something I should check out.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

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