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 July 27th & 28th, 2018





 Town of Cary's Booth Amphitheatre - Cary, NC

Friday Night Whole Hog Pig Pickin' 78% SOLD OUT!

Saturday VIP Session 29 TICKETS LEFT!
Noon - 6pm 

Saturday Regular Session
2pm - 6pm

  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 Cookin' ...

    • All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.
    • Souvenir Bag! The first 200 Guests in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE “COLLECTIBLE SOUVENIR BAG” 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
    • The Shrine of Swine!  Enjoy Whole hogs all day from Official Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Pitmaster, Bill Eason. Check out his endless supply of awards shown below and worship the Pork Gods!
    • Bacon Station! 2 tons of gourmet bacons will be griddled on-site (until 3pm on Saturday!).We are adding MORE Bacon Griddles!


  • 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…



GRAND POOBAH 2-DAY ALL ACCESS PASS: $115 On-Site / $99 Advance (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: $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: $65 On-Site / $59 Advance Valid Saturday Noon – 6pm. The VIP Bacon and Whole Hog Session offers 2 extra hours of sampling, specialty beers and bourbons. These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. Squeal like a pig!!!!!!!


 $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 during any Saturday 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.

                                        Spirit of Hope

  * 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.

*SALE DETAILS: Some events/tickets are not included in the sale. 2 for 1 tickets are 2 tickets for the price of 1 ticket. A limited amount of these tickets will be available for purchase. This price is off of the onsite ticket price (not the discounted sale/advance price). An option will appear on the ticket page that says "2 for 1" - You must select this specific option to get the offer. Once the 2 for 1 offer is gone some tickets will be sold at a discounted rate for a limited time. Sale prices are on NEW ticket orders only. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. All tickets are final sale.