Congratulations to all the 2018 competitors! The winners wree:
(See people’s choice #’s and competitors here.)
1st place – Drilling & Grilling (#9)
2nd place – Don’t Know Jack BBQ (#14)
Grand Champion: Pavone Brothers BBQ
Reserve Champion: Aporkalypse Now
The rest of the results can be found on the KCBS website.
The Naptown barBAYq is held each May at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, MD. Thousands of Festival go-ers from the Mid-Atlantic come out to enjoy live music, great food and a KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition. It is a family affair with live music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors and cooking demonstrations. Get your tickets ahead of time for our People’s Choice competition – you be the judge!
|General||$10 ($15 @ the door)|
|Military||$7 (with ID)|
|Kids under 12||FREE|
|1st Responders||first 500 FREE (with ID)|
|VIP||$60 (or $100/couple)|
General admission is $10 online, $15 at the gate. General admission includes entrance to the festival. Food and Drink are not included. Children 12 and under are free.
Military discount is $7 and is for military only with valid id.
First responders are free for the first 500. This includes Police, Fire, and EMT with valid id/badge.
VIP passes give you up close parking (if purchased ahead of time), admission, unlimited Beer/wine/soda/water, and entrance into the people’s choice.
Yes, ATMs will be located by the front gate.
Everything from hot dogs, burgers, funnel cakes, and of course – crab cakes! We will also have several vegetarian meal options available as well.
Sandwiches will range from $6 – $8, a full platter can be upwards of $20, and beers are $6.
Parking at the barBayq is FREE.
Lost & Found is located at the Info Center, top of the hill near the People’s Choice. We’re getting quite the collection of items from prior years.
Admission for children 12 and under is FREE.
Of course! We are honoring our military (active and retired) with a $5 discount at the gate with valid military ID.
No, the event is one day only this year.
Sorry, refunds cannot be given, but you can transfer your ticket through the Eventbrite website.
Tickets are frequently given away through Twitter and Facebook. You can also be granted free admission if you choose to be a volunteer.
Unfortunately, no. Due to the large crowd and food service, pets will not be allowed on premises.
No outside food and drink will be permitted.
No, but a small sun umbrella is fine