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March 31 & April 1, 2017

Two Big Days!
Maryland State Fairgrounds - 
ALL INDOORS - THE COW PALACE
Timonium, MD

 Friday, March 31st
Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin': 6pm – 10pm

Saturday, April 1st
VIP Session: Noon - 2pm

Regular Session: 2pm - 6pm

Come and celebrate with us -  all those simple homegrown pleasures….. 

… it’s 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.

  

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All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.

All You Care To Taste 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!

ENJOY The 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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 $99 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 Session 

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

$39 Advance Saturday Regular Admission 

Session Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment.$39 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.