Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival- Timonium, MD: March 29th & 30th, 2019

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

MARCH 29TH & 30TH, 2019

Timonium, MD
ALL INDOORS – THE COW PALACE

FRIDAY
6pm – 10pm
Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin’

SATURDAY
Noon – 2:00pm:
VIP BEAST MODE Session

2:00pm – 6:00pm:
GENERAL ADMISSION Session


2 BIG DAYS

BALTIMORE’s Favorite Smoked Meat Onslaught is back – with TEETH!  Come and see what over 225,000 people nationwide have enjoyed! This is our 13th Annual PORK-OUT in Baltimore County. COME AND JOIN US! For a down-home, Southern-fried, good time… to support your inner Redneck! 

Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits,Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It’s two great days of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, 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.


What’s In The Kitchen…

• Saturday is going…  

Its time for THE MEAT COMA. This session will feature EXOTIC SMOKED MEATS like: ostrich, alligator, bison, oysters, and more.  Pigs were only just the beginning.  A schedule of beasts will be posted two weeks out from the event.
• All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings. First 200 People For Each Session Get a Free Souvenir Bag.
• DRINK:  All You Care To Taste Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
• BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection from our vendors onsite – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and all the fixins’ you can imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low.
The Shrine of Swine!  Yes – Your favorite is back.  The Shrine features pulled pork – right from the source.  Pork Worship at its finest!
• GAME IT:   We’re all experts at cornhole by now – so now get ready to enjoy our new game area – the Cochon Carnival with fun activities to keep everyone challenged.
• LEARN:  Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters From the Deep South.
• DANCE:  Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage.
• SHOP: Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and even a cigar area outside for all guests to enjoy.

… And a Few Surprises!


TICKET OPTIONS

Grand Poobah 2– DAY Session:  $125

ALL ACCESS TICKET Friday 6pm – 10pm & Saturday VIP Noon – 6pm. These limited tickets will allow guests to partake in both days and all sessions. In addition to all sessions (if you can truly handle hours and hours of pure liver and artery destruction) these guests will enjoy a GOODIE BAG of SWAG  (with t-shirt, lanyards and more)  with admission and EXPRESS ENTRY into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, TWO dinner tickets (Fri & Sat) and all live entertainment. We wish we could do this for everyone but participation is very limited. This ticket is available for one person for two days.

Friday Night Whole Hog Pig Pickin’ Session: $50Advance

Admission Friday 6pm – 10pm. The Friday Night Session offers an exclusive tasting experience where each guest will enjoy a BARBECUE DINNER PLATTER, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment. 

Advance Saturday VIP Session: $60 Advance

Saturday Noon – 6pm. The VIP ticket includes 2 extra hours of sampling, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and live entertainment. These tickets are limited and always SELL OUT.

Saturday General Admission: $40 Advance

Session includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment.

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.DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! TAKE THE LIGHTRAIL TO THE TIMONIUM FAIRGROUNDS STOP AND WALK AROUND THE BUILDING – ENTRANCE IS ON YOUR RIGHT! IT IS JUST STEPS AWAY.


 All guests must be 21 or over to attend this event.   

Onsite ticket sales will be available. Onsite ticket prices will be increased to cover all taxes and fees.


  •  Events General Information
    • It’s for a good cause! A portion of event proceeds go to Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation Visit: www.spiritofhopechildrensfoundation.org
    • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see fun event photos and get information in real time @BeerBourbonBBQ
    • Must be 21 years of age to attend.
    • Your tickets will be emailed to you, you should bring a printed copy of the PDF ticket that you received when you placed your order. If you have trouble accessing your PDF tickets please email jess@triggeragency.com for assistance! To ensure lines at the entrance move quickly, please have each guest in your party carry their own individual ticket, and please check in at the appropriate tent according to the ticket you each have purchased. Tents and lines will be marked with signage. You can reconvene with your group inside the festival. Our team is here to help – please ask if you have any questions onsite.
    • Looking to transfer you ticket? Absolutely, the name on the ticket is irrelevant, only the barcode is significant! Please forward your PDF e-ticket to the guest attending!
    • Valid ID is required.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  •  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.
  •  Military Discounts
    • Visit the buy tickets page on www.DrinkEatRelax.com
    • Add tickets to your cart.
    • View your cart.
    • Click on the RED LOGO “TROOPID” in the left hand corner of the View Cart page.
    • You will go to a new window to enter your military information.
    • Once approved by TROOPID a discount will be applied to your cart automatically.

DIRECTIONS

Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

MTA: Public transportation to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium is available Friday through Sunday via MTA’s Light Rail. The Light Rail stops at the Fairgrounds gate opposite the Cow Palace. This gate is open throughout the fair and for most events during the year. Bus service is also available beginning at the University Hospital in Baltimore, through Towson, to Timonium via Bus Number 8. For detailed schedule information please contact MTA directly at 410-539-5000.

Light Rail

DRIVING:

From Baltimore

Take 695 Baltimore Beltway to 1-83 N. Stay on I-83N and take Exit 17 Padonia Rd. Bear right on Padonia Rd. and make a right at the third light onto York Rd. Stay on York Rd. for a ½ mile. The Maryland State Fairground is on the right.

From DC/ Virginia

Go North towards Baltimore and take 695 Baltimore Beltway to 1-83 N. Stay on I-83N and take Exit 17 Padonia Rd. Bear right onto Padonia Rd. and make a right at the third light onto York Rd. Stay on York Rd. for a ½ mile. The Maryland State Fairground is on the right.

From Pennsylvania

From Central Pennsylvania take I-83 S towards Baltimore. From I-83, take Exit 17 Padonia Rd. Make a left off of the exit and make a right at the fourth light onto York Rd. Stay on York Rd. for a ½ mile. The Maryland State Fairground is on the right.

From 1-70/ Frederick

Take I-70 E towards Baltimore. Take 695 N to I-83 N. Take Exit 17 Padonia Rd. Bear right onto Padonia Rd. and make a right at the third light onto York Rd. Stay on York Rd. for a ½ mile. The Maryland State Fairgrounds is on the right.

PARKING:

Thousands of FREE PARKING spaces at the Fairgrounds!


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