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September 29th, 2018

VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session Noon-2pm
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 You Can Expect...

• All Guests Receive a 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.
• 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. BBQ is ala carte.
NEW ENHANCED VIP WHOLE HOG SESSION! It's pork-a-licious.This year’s VIP ticket includes:

A BBQ Dinner Plate

2 Extra Hours of Fun

Special Beer & Bourbon Selections

Special Whole Hog Tastings and more!


• 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!


• Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage.
• Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and more.


VIP BACON & WHOLE HOG SESSION: $69 Advance / $75 On-Site Valid Saturday Noon – 6pm. Includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass and bag, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, 2 extra hours of sampling and all live entertainment. In addition,  VIP Bacon and Whole Hog Session offers a Barbecue Dinner Plate with pulled pork and two sides. VIP guests will also enjoy gourmet bacons from all over the country from Noon – 4pm.

REGULAR SESSION: $45 On-Site / $39 Advance Valid Saturday 2pm – 6pm Includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, and all live entertainment.

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.




  * 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.