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 June 16th & 17th, 2017

 The Plateau at National Harbor, MD




Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin' Session - 6pm - 10pm
VIP Saturday Bacon Session - Noon - 6pm SOLD OUT!
Regular Saturday Session - 2pm - 6pm

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THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, PREMIERE, THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL!  No other event in the Country beats the best.  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.

What’s Cooking…
  • All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.
  • Collectible Bags! The first 100 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.
  • Back For More! Enjoy The Shrine of Swine! The Shrine features pulled pork – right from the source.  Pork Worship at its finest…..with a new pig every hour on the hour.
  • The Always Fun and Famous VIP Section with more food and more tastes. We had NO IDEA that DC liked it’s BACON so much.  We’ve cranked it up this year  - all the way past ‘11’ on the dial (*watch Spinal Tap)!
  • 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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GRAND POOBAH 2-DAY ALL ACCESS PASS: $115 On-Site / $99 Advance Only. 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: $60 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 SATURDAY BACON & WHOLE HOG SESSION:  $70 On-site / $59 Advance: SOLD OUT! PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER OPTION! Valid Saturday Noon – 6pm. VIP Bacon and Whole Hog Session offers an exclusive tasting experience in the VIP Area (VIP Area closes at 5pm). VIP area hosts 10+ Tasting Stations featuring gourmet bacons from all over the country and local restaurants serving up their favorite BACON DISHES from Noon - 2pm Only. Other benefits include the 2 extra hours of sampling. These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. Squeal like a pig!!!!!!! VIP Participating Restaurants Include:*


REGULAR SATURDAY SESSION: $45 On-Site  / $39 Advance Valid Saturday 2pm – 6pm Enjoy a fun day of Beer, Bourbon and BBQ. 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 for the Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin' 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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 *Subject to change.

 * 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.