April 1 & 2, 2016
Two Big Days!
Maryland State Fairgrounds - 
ALL INDOORS - THE COW PALACE
Timonium, MD

Friday, April 1st
Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin': 6pm – 10pm

Saturday, April 2nd
VIP Session: Noon - 2pm

Regular Session: 2pm - 6pm

THE IS THE ORIGINAL, PREMIERE, THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL!
No other event in the Country beats the best. Join us 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's Cooking ...

• All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.
• Lanyards! The FIRST 100 GUESTS in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE LANYARD to celebrate the 10TH ANNIVERSARY of the show.
• Bags! Saturday VIP Session Guests receive a FREE “10th ANNIVERSARY BAG”
• Unlimited 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.
• More Space, Fewer Tickets.  VIP Ticket prices have increased slightly this year because we are selling less tickets. In addition, we are capping ticket sales at 90% of last year’s number to reduce any wait times.
• Enjoy The Shrine of Swine!  The Shrine features pulled pork – right from the source.  Pork Worship at its finest!
• NEW Game Area.  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.
• 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 even a cigar area outside for all guests to enjoy.

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$89 Advance Grand Poobah 2 – DAY 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, 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.  

   

$49 Advance Friday Night Whole Hog Pig Pickin' 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.

   

$59 Advance Saturday VIP Whole Hog Session Saturday Noon – 6pm. The VIP ticket includes 2 extra hours of sampling, a souvenir tasting glass, a souvenir bag, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and live entertainment. These tickets are limited and always SELL OUT.

   

$35 Advance Saturday Regular Admission Session Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment.

   

$39 Advance Friday Night Designated Driver Ticket Valid Friday 6pm-10pm. Includes admission into the event and a BARBECUE DINNER PLATTER.

   

$29 Advance Saturday Designated Driver Ticket 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.

 

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.

 

*Advance ticket sales close Wednesday 3/30/2016 at 5pm or sooner if tickets sell out before this date. Please no pets or weapons. Please Drink Responsibly. Click Ticket Terms & Conditions below for more information.