Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual NEW AND IMPROVED Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, in Crownsville, MD.
On Friday, May 6th 4-10pm it’s party time at the Fairgrounds, the gates open at 4:00pm with a Happy Hour – half price beer from 4-7pm, and a Peoples’ Choice Wing Competition in the barBAYq Village.
Gates open at noon on Saturday, May 7th, kids 12 and under are free, and will enjoy the Kid Korral with FREE activities. Live music on two stages all day, and at 6pm Marshall Law will take the stage for the evening concert. Be sure to check out the People’s Choice Pulled Pork Competition starting at 2pm (until the pork runs out). It’s a great way to sample the teams’ BBQ and vote for your favorite.
The Festival is a family affair and features a barbeque competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, two People’s Choice competitions, great food and adult libations, live music, plus, activities for all ages and arts and crafts vendors.
The Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned event. 50 teams will compete this year for cash prizes and trophies in the categories of Chicken, Ribs, Pork, and Brisket. The overall winner of the 2016 Naptown barBAYq Contest will be named the Grand Champion of Maryland.
Tickets for the Festival are $15 per day, if purchased before May 1st, 2016, $20 after that. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. For more information about the Festival, to volunteer or become a sponsor, please visit our NEW website at www.barBAYq.com.