North Carolina


May 13,  2017

Symphony Park at Southpark Mall


 Saturday VIP Session  – Noon - 6pm ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE!!

Saturday Regular Session – 2pm - 6pm 

Join us at the festival 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 Cookin' ... 

  • Great VIP Session. This year’s VIP session is pork-a-licious. Your VIP ticket includes all of the General Admission highlights along with:
      • A BBQ Plate Dinner
      • Reduced Attendance For This session
      • 2 Extra Hours of Fun
      • On-Site Bacon Tastings with 10+ different styles for the first two hours
      • Special Beer & Bourbon selections
      • Special Whole Hog Tastings
      • Sizzling stroll through the BBQ competition to sample a great selection of hogs,ribs, briskets, chicken, sausages and much more!
  • All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.
  • The first 200 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. BBQ is ala carte.
  • 3rd ANNUAL CAROLINA BBQ LEAGUE COMPETITION. That’s right –  meet and watch the teams from the Carolina BBQ League for their BBQ Backyard Competition. Come out and see the teams and their rigs as they smoke out the best flavors in the South.  If you are a team wanting to participate, check back here on February 1, 2017 when we will post up Team Applications.

  • Enjoy The Shrine of Swine!  The Shrine features pulled pork – right from the source.  Pork Worship at its finest
  • 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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VIP SATURDAY SESSION: $69 Advance Only  /  $77 On-site ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE!!

Valid Saturday Noon – 6pm. In addition to the all of the features above, the VIP Session offers an exclusive tasting experience with TWO EXTRA HOURS of tastes, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, bbq dinner with pulled pork and all the fixins, and all LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. Squeal like a pig!!!!!!!

REGULAR SATURDAY SESSION: $39 Advance /$45 On-site

 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.

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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*Advance ticket sales close the Thursdaybefore the event 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.