Cary holds fest for brews, booze, and BBQ

July 2, 2017 by  

The original Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival is taking place once again in Cary this year. Featuring a wide selection of all three as well as music, activities, and more, the event is considered by many to be one of the premiere summer activities in Cary and the whole Raleigh area.

Endorsed by the North Carolina Barbecue Society, the fest will have an array of smoked, roasted, and grilled meats from chicken to sausage to ribs to tri-tip and more. Some of the best barbecue vendors and pitmasters in the state will be on hand. Visitors looking for the freshest offerings can visit the Shrine of Swine, where several pigs will be freshly smoked and served each day.

Additionally a BBQ Competition will be held on Saturday. Other competitions will include the Miss BBQ Babe Contest, a beauty pageant which judges contestants by their costume and knowledge of barbecue, beer, and bourbon, and the Beer Belly Competition, where the winner will be decided by the audience based on size and personality.

Guests will also be treated to unlimited tastings of over 60 beers and 40 bourbons from craft brewers and distillers from across the country. All visitors will receive a piece of custom drinkware and VIP tickets also offer goodie bags and other extras.

The Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival will take place on July 28 from 6:00 to 10:00 and July 29 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, located at 8003 Regency Pkwy. Tickets are available on the website and range from $29 to $115.