Friday, July 27th
6:15pm-8:00pm James LeBlanc + Winchesters

8:00pm-10:00pm Brickyard Band - Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute
Saturday, July 28th
 Trial by Fire - Journey Tribute Band




Butchering Demo

Drink Like A Lady
The Triangle’s Best Beer Belly Contest
Fellas, do you think your gut has what it takes to win this glorious recognition? If so, then come on and compete in the Triangle’s Best Beer Belly contest. Candidates will be judged on size and personality by the audience. The winner will be hailed as owner of The Triangle’s Best Beer Belly and receive an honorary beer mug trophy at the event in order to begin training for next year’s contest. May the best belly win!
Official Rules:
1. No contest entry fee applies. However, you must pay admission at the gate to enter the Festival.
2. All entries must be 21 years of age or older.
3. All entries must be willing to “bare the belly” to the audience.
4. All prizes will be received on-site after the contest.
Black Honkeys



7pm - Bill Eason


1pm - Bill Eason

2:30pm - Bill Eason

4pm - Bill Eason



1pm - Heaven Hill

Bernheim Wheat Whiskey

Larceny Bourbon

Elijah Craig Bourbon

Rittenhouse Rye

 2pm -  Greg Metze, Master Distiller of Old Elk


Greg Metze became Old Elk Distillery’s Master Distiller following a 38-year career at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, one of the world’s largest distilleries. During this time, he specialized in developing bourbon whiskeys, rye whiskeys, exotic whiskeys, batch light whiskeys, gin, and vodka.

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1978 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Greg spent his entire professional career preparing for his Master Distiller role, which he achieved in 2002. The path took him from entry-level shift supervisory positions, to maintenance, engineering, and on to production where he learned the art of running a distillery. 

Throughout his career, Greg has leveraged his technical background and acquired knowledge of distillery practices to produce products that customers appreciate. As Master Distiller for Old Elk, he shares his passion and experience with others by leading the distilling team and practicing the fine art of producing premium distilled spirits!

 3pm - Butchering Demo



4pm - Outer Banks Distilling - Kill Devil Rum


The Outer Banks is steeped in rum history and pirate legend. Two brewers and two bartenders had a dream to bring back the tradition of rum on the Outer Banks and keep the spirit alive.