Wednesday March 31, 2010
Two Big Days!
Under Cover at the Grandstands
Whole Hog Friday Night Pig Pickin': 6pm-10pm
WRISTBANDING BEGINS AT 5:45PM
SHUTTLE RUNS FROM 5:30PM - 10:30PM
VIP Session: Noon - 6pm
WRISTBANDING BEGINS AT 11:30AM
SHUTTLE RUNS FROM 11:30AM - 7:00PM
Regular Session: 2pm - 6pm
WRISTBANDING BEGINS AT 1:30PM
Join us at The Timonium Fairgrounds for all the fun. This year – we've got some NEW exciting things happening:
NEW FRIDAY NIGHT PIG PICKIN'
You asked for it - YOU GOT IT. In order to reduce the crowds we've added a third tasting session and this one is as exclusive as it can get. Not only will tickets be restricted to only the first 750 - each guest will enjoy an ALL YOU CARE TO EAT BARBECUE DINNER. Tickets, of course, include all of the other fun VIP elements you have come to expect including ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE BOURBON AND BEER. We've also invited Pitmasters from all over the country: North Carolina and Texas to show off all their latest tricks and let you taste the BEST. In addition, we will be showing a screening of the cult favorite movie BeerFest on the wide screen on-site.
NEW TENTS, MORE BARS, MORE SEATING. We’ve added over 20,000 feet of HEATED tents attached to the Grandstands so the entire show can remain under cover if there is inclement weather. We've INCREASED all of the bars and distribution points so that there will be no lines. We've doubled the size of the Tasting Theater to accomodate MORE guests.
WE'VE REDUCED OUR SATURDAY SESSION CROWDS BY 20%. The net result is we are going to make your experience at the show more FUN by having less people in the venue at one time. Pairing this with our increased size and NEW Friday night session should provide the optimal BEER, BOURBON & BBQ experience to our guests who have made this the largest Spring beer festival on the East Coast. Last year's show SOLD OUT both VIP and Regular Sessions... unfortunately this will happen again this year and we will only be able to provide tickets to our guests on a first come-first serve basis.
GREAT NEW BLUEGRASS Entertainment.
NEW FREE SHUTTLE FROM THE LIGHTRAIL STATION. A new shuttle service will take you from the Timonium Light Rail stop, to the Show Entrance.
TOTALLY NEW - REVAMPED REGISTRATION SYSTEM. Last year, the worst lines were to get in the door of the event. This caused us to completely overhaul our registration, WILL CALL, and wristbanding system. What you will see is a streamlined quick-moving system that is focused on guest happiness and MORE tasting time!
HATE THE TRAFFIC AND PARKING HASSLES? Park in the light rail lot on Greenspring Drive / Deereco Road and walk through the light rail entrance to catch the FREE Shuttle to the show entrance.
What Is All the Excitement About…
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.
GRAND POOBAH - FRIDAY NIGHT PIG PICKIN' & SATURDAY VIP Tasting Glass:
$75 ADVANCE ONLY - BE THE BIG PIG ON CAMPUS! VALID FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 6PM - 10PM. VALID SATURDAY FROM NOON - 6PM. Includes admission into BOTH DAYS of the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, bbq dinner with pulled pork and all the fixins on Friday, souvenir t-shirt, Grand Poobah hat, Brew Caddy for your glass, movie screening and all live entertainment.
VIP WHOLE HOG FRIDAY NIGHT PIG PICKIN' & Tasting Glass:
$55 ADVANCE ONLY -- LIMITED TO THE FIRST 750 ONLY – 70% SOLD OUT - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
VALID FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY - 6PM - 10PM. Includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, bbq dinner with pulled pork and all the fixins, souvenir t-shirt, movie screening and all live entertainment.
VIP Tasting Glass:
$45 ADVANCE ONLY - SORRY - SOLD OUT - SORRY - SOLD OUT - BUY FRIDAY OR REGULAR TICKETS
Regular Tasting Glass:
$35 ADVANCE IS RECOMMENDED – 70% SOLD OUT – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
VALID SATURDAY from 2pm - 6pm. Includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, and all live entertainment.
Designated Driver Ticket:
$25 advance online or on-site. Valid during any Saturday session.
Includes admission into the event only.
Kids 12 and under are FREE. This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.
Hundreds of FREE Parking Spaces or take the Light Rail right to the Timonium Fairgrounds…
let them take you home!
Ride The Bull!
Take a chance and ride the mechanical bull at the show along with all the other fun activities!
Advanced Ticket Sales will close at 3pm on the Thursday before the event. Advance tickets will NOT be sent to your mailing address, your name will be placed on the Will Call list. You can gain entry by presenting a valid ID. All ticket sales are final. No Refunds and No Exchanges. Ticket price does not include any barbecue in price nor a guarantee of autograph. All Drink Items on the Drink Menu Are subject to change and some brands and flavors of beer and ./ or bourbon run out before others. Your ticket does not guarantee that you will taste any certain prodcut on the list. The earlier you are at the show, the better chance you have of tasting every different product.