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 June 15th & 16th, 2018



 The Plateau at National Harbor, MD

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

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 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.
    • 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!


  • The Always Fun and Famous VIP Section with more food and more tastes. We had NO IDEA that DC liked its 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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Click Here for Printable $5 Off Coupon for On-site Purchase of Saturday

GRAND POOBAH 2-DAY ALL ACCESS PASS: $120 On-Site / $99 Advance . Ticket is good for 1 person for 2 days – cannot be split. (plus taxes and fees)  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.  (plus taxes and fees) Valid Friday 6pm-10pm.Include admission into the event on Friday, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, bbq dinner platter, and all live entertainment. 



VIP SATURDAY BACON & WHOLE HOG SESSION:  $70 On-site / $59 Advance NO LONGER AVAILABLE! PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER OPTION!  (plus taxes and fees) 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!!!!!!! This year's VIP Participating Restaurants Include to date:*


REGULAR SATURDAY SESSION$45 On-Site  / $39 Advance (plus taxes and fees) 73% SOLD OUT! 

Valid Saturday 2pm – 6pm. 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! (plus taxes and fees) Valid for the Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin' Session 6pm - 10pm. Includes admission into the event and a bbq dinner platter.

SATURDAY VIP DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $39 ONLY AVAILABLE ONSITE! (plus taxes and fees) Valid Saturday for the VIP Admission from 12pm-6pm. Includes admission into the event and access to the VIP Area with food sampling from Noon - 2pm.

SATURDAY REGULAR DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $29 ONLY AVAILABLE ONSITE! (plus taxes and fees) Valid Saturday 2PM - 6PM. 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

A portion of your ticket admission price goes to a MD non-profit: The Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.  However, your ticket is not tax-deductible.  Your total admission ticket includes the highlighted dollar amount  plus admission taxes and fees, where applicable. 


 *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.


*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.

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