March 21 & 22, 2014
Two Big Days!
Timonium Fairgrounds - 
ALL INDOORS
THE COW PALACE

Advanced ticket sales for this event have closed, but will be available on a first come first served basis at the door, cash only!

Show Info

Friday, March 21st
   Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin': 6pm – 10pm
     WRISTBANDING BEGINS AT 5:30PM
     LAST CALL IS AT 9:50PM

Saturday, March 22nd
   VIP Session: Noon - 2pm
   THIS TICKET OPTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE - 
    PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER OPTION.

     WRISTBANDING BEGINS AT 11:00AM
     LAST CALL IS AT 5:50PM

   Regular Session: 2pm - 6pm
     WRISTBANDING BEGINS AT 1:00PM
     LAST CALL IS AT 5:50PM

 

  
  
 

 

What Is All the Excitement About…
Join us at the festival for a great day 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. 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.

 

 

What You Can Expect.....
• Souvenir Glass for tastings
• 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.
• Lots of SPACE!!!! We have the entire COW PALACE for you PIGS to roam around in!!! This means lots of elbow (and snout) room for tastings and seating.
• Faster Wristbanding and WILL CALL. You don't waste your time outside the show – in a line. And for those of you who join us early....we'll have some refreshments and entertainment for you - and a couple of surprises.
• BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixin’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low.
• 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.
• Enjoy the Great Contests on the Main Stage: BBQ Bean Eating Contest,
Maßkrugstemmen Contest, and the BBQ Babe Contest.
• Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and even a cigar tent for all guests.
Choices, choices, choices…

 

 

 

  

 

ADMISSION OPTIONS:
TICKETS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASERS HAVE PRIORITY ONSITE. 
LAST CALL IS AT 5:45PM

   
THE GRAND POOBAH 2 –DAY ALL ACCESS TICKET:
Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm & Saturday Noon – 6pm
$89 ADVANCE ONLY 

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 free t-shirt and fun premium (tbd) with admission and EXPRESS ENTRY into the event. We wish we could do this for everyone but participation is very limited.  This ticket is only available for one person for two days.

 
VIP FRIDAY NIGHT WHOLE HOG SESSION:
Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
$59 IN ADVANCE / $69 ON-SITE 
In addition to the all of the features above, the Friday Night VIP Session offers an exclusive tasting experience. Limited amount of guests ONLY, each guest will enjoy a BARBECUE DINNER with Pulled Pork and the fixins, and ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE BOURBON AND BEER. Other fun things will be available like taking the BBQ Sauce Challenge, The Rare Bourbon Tasting Table and other surprises. There will be four different Pitmasters on-site to show off all their latest tricks and let you taste the BEST. Squeal like a pig!!!!!!!
 
VIP SATURDAY SESSION: THIS TICKET OPTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE - PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER OPTION.
Saturday Noon – 6pm
$49 ADVANCE ONLY
Valid Saturday Noon – 6pm. In addition to the all of the features under   “what to expect” , the VIP Ticket offers an exclusive tasting experience, which includes  2 extra hours of sampling, and a few surprises. These tickets are limited and always SELL OUT.
 
REGULAR SATURDAY ADMISSION:
Saturday 2pm – 6pm
$35 ADVANCE ONLY  /  $45 AT THE DOOR 
Enjoy a fun day of Beer, Bourbon and BBQ. Your admission includes your souvenir glass, over 40 bourbons and 60 beers for your tasting pleasure plus the Tasting Theater and Main Stage offer great entertainment . Get Hog Wild!
 
DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET:
$25 advance online or on-site. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Take the Light Rail!!  Don’t Drink and Drive.

HATE THE TRAFFIC AND PARKING HASSLES?
PARK IN THE LIGHT RAIL LOT ON ON GREENSPRING DRIVE / DEERECO RD AND WALK THROUGH THE LIGHTRAIL ENTRANCE RIGHT INTO THE SHOW. IT IS JUST STEPS AWAY.

 

 
A portion of the proceeds will benefit:
  

 

 All Drink Items on the Drink Menu are subject to change and some brands and styles of beer and / or bourbon run out before others. Your ticket does not guarantee that you will taste any certain product on the list. The earlier you are at the show, the better chance you have of tasting every different product. Advanced Ticket Sales will close at 5pm on the Wednesday before the event or when sold out. Advance tickets will NOT be sent to your mailing address, your name will be placed on the Will Call list. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. You can gain entry by presenting a valid ID (Driver's License or Other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21). All ticket sales are final. No Refunds and No Exchanges. Ticket price does not include the guarantee of an autograph. Show is rain or shine. Chairs and blankets welcome! Please not pets. All service dogs must register at the event entrance. Management reserves the right to check all bags. No outside glassware allowed. All alcoholic drinks must be sampled from tasting glass/cup provided. Management reserves the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and / or rudeness without a refund. All ticket purchasers understand that their voice, name and image may be recorded by various mechanical and/or electrical means. All ticket holders release any claim they might havein law or equity in connection with the utilization of such material by Trigger Agency, LLC and authorize Trigger Agency, LLC and grant unto it or its assignees the absolute right to use said materials in connection with advertising, publicity, exhibitions, or, without limitation, any other purpose. Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Please drink responsibly.