FAQ

WHEN?
ONLY SATURDAY, APRIL 17th: MAIN EVENT 11am - 6pm (Friday and Sunday are Closed to the public)
WHAT?
The Interstate BBQ Festival is a fun, family event that celebrates everything BBQ! 
WHERE?
Washington County Agricultural Education Center - Hagerstown, MD
Physical Address (Click To See On Map):
7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713
 
WHY?
1. Because BBQ is Awesome
2. To Raise Money for Awesome Local Charities like Friends Fur Life Animal Rescue and the Hagerstown Area Police Athletic League.
WHO & HOW?

 

2021 Ticket Prices/Inclusions:

Tickets On Sale Now - CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

*GENERAL ADMISSION = $10 at the gate ($7 online in advance)
Entry Time - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Includes free parking, festival entry, live music, kids zone, free games, and an overall fun and secure environment.
BBQ Samples Are NOT Included In General Admission Price, HOWEVER, there are 80+ teams and several food vendors who are willing to give free samples - just DO NOT approach the teams until after 2:00PM as they are competing until then.

*VIP ADMISSION = SOLD OUT
INCLUDES EVERYTHING GENERAL ADMISSION GETS, PLUS:
- ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ BUFFET FROM MOUNTAINEER MEAT SMOKERS (FOOD SERVED
12PM-2PM ONLY: BBQ CHICKEN, RIBS, SIDES, NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS)
- SAMPLES OF UP TO 10 COMPETITION BBQ TEAMS PULLED PORK - YOU ARE THE JUDGE FOR THEIR PEOPLE'S CHOICE CONTEST
- GUARANTEED COVERED TABLE SEATING THROUGHOUT THE EVENT
- SPECIAL GOODIES

*Food, Beer & Wine, etc. will be available for purchase inside the event.

*THERE IS NO PUBLIC CAMPING PASS IN 2021

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE!
Entry Time – Saturday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM - There will be a bounce house and pony rides *Pony rides require a small fee.

Can I Sample the BBQ?
BBQ Samples Are NOT Included In General Admission Price, HOWEVER, many of the food vendors will let you sample AND there are 80+ teams who are willing to give free samples - just DO NOT approach the teams until after 2:00PM as they are competing until then.
 
Can I compete?
Registration is now closed.
 
What activities are there?
Aside from the outstanding LIVE MUSIC All Day - For Adults there is Free Play Games Including Cornhole & Giant Jenga, dozens of VENDORS, and More! 
 
What about ATM's, Restrooms, EMS, Handicap, etc.?
There WILL be an ATM at this event.
There will be PLENTY of portable restrooms available.
County Medical Transport EMS will be on site.
The Venue is Handicap Accessible
What about Hotels?
There are several hotels within a 15 miles radius. Use Antietam National Battlefield as a distance guide (we are less than 2 miles from there)
What about Parking?
Parking is FREE for all ticket holders and there is more than enough parking on site.
What can I bring inside?
You CAN bring lawn chairs and blankets. Dogs are permitted at this event provided they are well behaved, leashed and picked up after.
You CANNOT Bring: alcohol/drugs, outside food/drink (Unopened water okay), tents, weapons, large coolers, noise-makers.
 
What is the Covid Policy? CLICK HERE
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT.