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$11 for general admission for two (up to $20 value)
- The festival takes place on Friday, August 15 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 from noon to 8 p.m.
$33 for a Bourbon Experience for two (up to $50 value)
- Includes a commemorative Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival sample glass
- Use 10 sampling tokens to acess your choice of more than 20 bourbon samples (1-4 tokens each)
- Purchase additional tokens for $1 each; must have a Bourbon Experience wristband to purchase tokens
Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival
For two days each year, Atlanta hosts the largest backyard party around. The aromas of chicken, pork, and beef fill the air—where they mix with the sounds of rock, blues, and slow-smoked bluegrass. All of the hoopla can only mean one thing: the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival is back.
Don't let the bibs or interactive kids' games fool you, however. Barbecue is serious business. In total, more than 30 professional and amateur teams compete for glory as well as more than $17,000 in prizes. Pit-masters demonstrate their best barbecuing techniques, which attendees can sample by purchasing barbecue samples from teams, while supplies last. Nearly a dozen of Atlanta's barbecue restaurants will be selling full-sized portions off their menus, as well. Ticket holders may upgrade to a Bourbon Experience to enjoy samples of more than 25 premium bourbons.