FAQ

WHEN?
Friday, April 17th - Closed To The Public
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th: MAIN EVENT 11am - 6pm
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
3. Because BBQ is Awesome
WHO & HOW?

 

2020 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, a car, truck & bike show, and an overall fun and secure environment.
BBQ Samples Are NOT Included In General Admission Price, HOWEVER, there are 70+ 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 = $40 at the gate ($28 online in advance)
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 10+ COMPETITION BBQ TEAMS PULLED PORK - YOU ARE THE JUDGE FOR THEIR PEOPLE'S CHOICE CONTEST
- GUARANTEED COVERED TABLE SEATING THROUGHOUT THE EVENT
- A VERY COOL SPECIAL GIFT + GOODIES

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

*THERE IS NO PUBLIC CAMPING PASS IN 2020

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE!
Entry Time – Saturday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM - There will be games, balloon twisting, face painting, bounce houses, *pony rides, a barrel train, and more – FREE ENTRY for Kids 12 & Under - *Pony rides require a small fee.

Can I Sample the BBQ?
See Ticket Types
 
Can I compete?
It is open to anyone to complete. Registration is open now.
 
What activities are there?
Aside from the outstanding LIVE MUSIC All Day - For Adults there is a Car, Truck & Bike Show, Free Play Games Including Cornhole & Giant Jenga, dozens of vendors, and More!  CLICK HERE For Kids Zone Activities!
 
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 leashed and picked up after.
You CANNOT Bring: outside food/drink (water okay), tents, weapons, large coolers, alcohol, noise-makers.