12PM – 6PM


2PM – 6PM

On the Waterfront…

ON THE WATERFRONT: You can’t beat the view! Last year took us back along the waterfront, so this year – we’ve expanded the floorplan, and focused in on making sure you can have your favorite BEERS AND BOURBONS in your favorite setting.

ENHANCED VIP AREA: VIP remains a favorite of many folks and we’ll make sure that it is stocked full of specialty tastes and lots of local restaurants showing off their BBQ and Southern dishes. VIP has its own DJ, lounge area, and specialty drink tastes – along with private bathrooms.

NEW SHUTTLES: We’ve added more shuttles that can take guests to and from the Plaza of National Harbor to the entrances of the event.

THE BEAST CAGE RETURNS! The Beast Cage is Back and Serving Up EXOTIC SMOKED MEATS all day: Alligator, Lamb, Bison, Longhorn Rounds, and much more.

The 11th Annual Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival is going to be EPIC! ……It’s a Southern Fried Good Time! Thank You DMV for a decade of outrageous fun – we are now going to set the waterfront ablaze with the BEST BBQ! It’s time for one hellacious 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.

  • Each Guest Receives a Souvenir Glass to enjoy All You Care To Taste Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table.

  • The SHRINE OF SWINE  is back! Enjoy whole hogs during each session. Pork worship at its finest!

  • Enjoy seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters from the deep South.

  • Dance Or Rock Out to the  LIVE Bands playing your favorite tunes.

  • Browse brewerania, hot sauces, and BBQ accessories.

  • Fun contests on the Main Stage.

Designated Driver tickets are sold on-site only for $25.00


$75 $59

Valid from 12pm – 6pm

In addition to the all of the features above, this session offers an exclusive tasting experience in the VIP Area (VIP Area closes at 5pm). Guests will enjoy 12+ Food Tasting Stations featuring great dishes from local restaurants serving up their favorites from Noon-2pm. Other benefits include 2 extra hours of unlimited alcohol sampling, VIP toilets  & much more.



Valid from 2pm – 6pm

Includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment.