Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival: July 27-28th, 2018- Cary, NC

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival will be held on July 27th-28th at the Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre.

Everything you need to know about the event can be found here.


Show Info

July 27th & 28th, 2018

Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC

Friday Night Whole Hog Pig Pickin’
6pm-10pm

Saturday VIP Session
Noon – 6pm

Saturday Regular Session
2pm – 6pm

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Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’ and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.

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What Cookin’ …

  • All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.
  • Souvenir Bag! The first 200 Guests in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE “COLLECTIBLE BBBQ” bag to celebrate the show
  • Unlimited Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
  • BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixins’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low
  • The Shrine of Swine! Enjoy Whole hogs all day from Official Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Pitmaster, Bill Eason. Check out his endless supply of awards shown below and worship the Pork Gods!

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  • Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters From the Deep South
  • Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage
  • Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and more.
    Choices, choices, choices…

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Tickets

GRAND POOBAH 2-DAY ALL ACCESS PASS: $115 On-Site / $99 Advance

(Ticket is good for 1 person for 2 days – cannot be split.) Valid Both Days (INCLUDES SAT VIP) – all hours of the show. Includes admission to the show, a souvenir tasting glass, lanyard, t-shirt and goodie bag. Unlimited beer and bourbon, bbq dinner on Friday night and all live entertainment.

WHOLE HOG FRIDAY NIGHT PIG PICKIN’ SESSION: $55 On-Site/ $49 Advance

Valid Friday 6pm-10pm.Include admission into the event on Friday, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, bbq dinner with pulled pork and all the fixins, and all live entertainment.

VIP SESSION: $65 On-Site / $59 Advance 4PACKS AVAILABLE FOR 179$/2PACKS AVAILABLE FOR 110$

Valid Saturday Noon – 6pm. The VIP Bacon and Whole Hog Session offers 2 extra hours of sampling, specialty beers and bourbons. These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. Squeal like a pig!!!!!!!

REGULAR SATURDAY SESSION: $45 On-Site / $39 Advance.

Valid Saturday 2pm – 6pm Includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, and all live entertainment.

FRIDAY DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $39 ONLY AVAILABLE ONSITE

Valid during any Saturday session. Includes admission into the event and a BBQ Dinner Platter.

SATURDAY DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $29 ONLY AVAILABLE ONSITE

Valid during any Saturday session. Includes admission into the event only.

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE.

This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.

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* Advanced Ticket Sales will close the Friday before the event at noon. Tickets will be avaiable onsite while supplies last. Please be advised a service fee may be incurred on credit card transactions the day of the event.

*SALE DETAILS: Some events/tickets are not included in the sale. 2 for 1 tickets are 2 tickets for the price of 1 ticket. A limited amount of these tickets will be available for purchase. This price is off of the onsite ticket price (not the discounted sale/advance price). An option will appear on the ticket page that says “2 for 1” – You must select this specific option to get the offer. Once the 2 for 1 offer is gone some tickets will be sold at a discounted rate for a limited time. Sale prices are on NEW ticket orders only. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. All tickets are final sale.


FAQ Cary

  • It’s for a good cause! A portion of event proceeds go to Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation Visit: www.spiritofhopechildrensfoundation.org
    Beer & Bourbon Menus change from location to location so join us on multiple tour stops!
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see fun event photos and get information in real time @BeerBourbonBBQ / @DrinkEatRelax – Don’t forget to use #beerbourbonbbq when posting!
  • Your tickets will be emailed to you, you should bring a printed copy of the email confirmation that you received when you placed your order and/or a photo ID. Tickets MUST be printed out!
  • Ask for half pours if you are unsure about a product – you can always go back for more.
  • Sit in on at least one tasting theater seminar.
  • Don’t go hungry! Our food vendors will be sure to have a variety of delicious food, and are ready to serve you.
  • Visit the main stage in time for the contests – be ready to laugh and cheer real loud. Contests typically begin around 3pm but check the Schedule page for specific times.
  • Events are rain or shine! All of our event features are under tents if the weather is rainy, but always a good idea to bring your rain boots if it’s going to be wet.
  • Water is free and available at our rinsing stations. If you want a bottle of water, they are $2 and can be found at the Merchandise tent.
  • Our event staff is here to help you! Please visit the show office on the day of the event if you have any questions.
  • Alcohol Sampling. This is a sampling structured event. This means that you are given a tasting glass (if you purchased a tasting ticket) that will allow you to RESPONSIBLY enjoy all of the products featured at the show. These samples are all-you-care-to-taste from this sampling glass.
  • Expecting rain? Please be sure to bring a hand held sized umbrella. All of our events are rain or shine!

What to bring:

  • Cash. Many of the vendors & food vendors will accept credit cards but to save yourself time and hassle, of having to track down an ATM if they do not, we recommend bringing cash.
  • Valid ID. All guests entering will have their ID checked to verify that they are over the legal drinking age if they have purchased a tasting ticket
  • Food & Drinks. Feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks for the day. All bags and coolers will be subject to search.

What NOT to bring:

  • Please no umbrellas or tents
  • No pets. Service dogs are welcome but must register in advance and onsite upon arrival with all proper documentation.
  • No weapons. All bags are subject to search by our security team.
  • No outside alcohol or illegal substances. All bags and coolers are subject to search by our security team.

 

  • Re-Entry. You can come and go, just make sure you get your hand stamped at the exit!
  • Last Call is 20 minutes till the end of the event. We stop pouring alcohol at 15 minutes prior to the end of the event.
  • Last but not least (although the most important tip on this list) Please Drink Responsibly!

Directions

Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC 27518

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PARKING:

Thousands of FREE PARKING spaces!

HOTEL:

MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN- RALEIGH/CARY
Marriott Residence Inn

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OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Accessibility. This event site is an accessible facility.

Can I leave my car overnight? You need to check with the lot you are parking in directly for their policy on overnight parking.

Buy a designated driver ticket or a friend to come with you, or have someone pick you up after the event! This is the key to any great day of drinking, so be sure to have a ride lined up.

Research where to park and how to get there in advance – it will make your arrival a lot easier.

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