Event Info

Festival Highlights

Beer Bacon Music is an all ages festival featuring some of the best things in life: cold beer, hot bacon, live music, awesome interactive lawn games, and unique food and merch vendors…set in an expansive outdoor area where you can kick-back and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air…just steps away from Downtown Frederick. What’s not to love?

 

BEER: 75+ beer varieties on tap will be available for you to sample for 1 penny each (see details below), or enjoy a full 12 oz pour for 5 bucks. Rub elbows with representatives from many of the breweries, and learn more about their brews and their culture. We’ll have everything from easy-going pilsners to smack-you-in-the face IPAs, plus a selection of rare beers tapped throughout the day (while it lasts folks!). Check out the beer here >

BACON: The Roast House Pub Bacon Bar will have 2-tons of bacon for the pickin’ (and all that bacon goodness is included in your ticket price). To accommodate all you bacon lovers, you’ll be served a sampling of the bacon varieties. Come back and enjoy the bacon bar as many times as you’d like. In addition, we’ll have intriguing gourmet bacon dishes served á la carte (prices vary). See more bacon >

MUSIC: We have some rocking’ bands joining us this year, including: The Kelly Bell Band, The Knight Bothers, and Ten Feet Tall! There’s just nothing better than listening to live music in the fresh festival air. See more on the bands >

GAME ZONE: New this year! We’ve added a fun, interactive component to enhance your festival experience…games and entertainment. We’ll have Knocker Ball (the latest rage), corn hole, giant jenga and more. Check out the fun >

UNIQUE VENDORS: We’ll have a selection of hand-picked vendors to add to your festival experience…food trucks, tasty treats and goodies (…and more bacon, of course!), plus unique merchandise and goods (all priced separately). See who’s joining us >

 

 

FAQs

What can I expect, and what should I bring?

Once you park your car at one of the fairground’s parking lots or lots adjacent to the fairgrounds, you’ll enter the festival through Gate 1 or Gate 2 off East Patrick Street. When you enter the festival please have your printed ticket, or be ready with your ticket pulled up on your mobile device. You will need to provide your ID (see requirements below) so that you can receive a “beer sampling/drinker” wristband. “Beer sampling/drinker” wristbands will not be issued to those under 21, or those who purchased a non-drinker/designated driver ticket. You may not sample or purchase alcohol without the”beer sampling/drinker” wristband. Once you’re through the gate, you’ll be at liberty to enjoy everything the festival has to offer! 

Additional Event Details:

  • There will be over 75 different beers from many different breweries. Samples are 1 penny each, all proceeds go to charity — DON’T FORGET YOUR PENNIES!
  • 12 oz pours for $5
  • Beer purchases must be completed with cash only, and ATMs will be available throughout the festival
  • No outside food or drink allowed into the festival
  • Rain or shine, no refunds on ticket purchases
  • You may bring strollers and folding camping/lawn chairs (no pop-up tents)
  • Parking for the event will be $5 (run by one of the local Boy Scouts troops)
  • Bring sunscreen!
  • ALL AGES EVENT: Kids 10 & under are free. Ages 11 & up, as well as designated drivers and non-drinkers must purchase the “Non-Drinkers/Designated Drivers Ticket”

 

What type of ID is required?

You will be required to present a valid ID at the entry gate to receive a “beer sampling/drinker” wristband. (Acceptable IDs are a Valid State Drivers License, US Passport, or Military ID. Additionally, out of state ID holders will need to present a second form of identification, i.e. credit card or bank card with the name matching their ID on it.)

 

What’s up with the “penny samples”?

RAID YOUR PIGGY BANKS! If you purchase the “Penny Beer Sampling” regular admission ticket or the “Early Bird VIP” ticket, you’ll be able to sample the many beers of your choice for only 1 penny each. Every penny (100% of the penny sample proceeds) will be given to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD and Team H.O.P.E., local Frederick County nonprofit organizations.

 

What are the different ticketing options?

Early Bird VIP Ticket
60.00 USD

Early Bird VIP Ticket price includes:

**ONE HOUR EARLY Entrance into Beer Bacon Music (11am–5pm)**

**Exclusive BBM Tasting Glass**

**Exclusive Rarity beers tapped from 11am-12pm**

 

2-Ton Bacon Bar

Penny Beer Samples for charity

Over 75 different beers to choose from

Rockin’ bands

Games and entertainment

 

Also available for purchase inside event:

12 oz pours $5

Artisan bacon vendors (prices and availability vary)

Food trucks and many other local vendors to check out

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Penny Samples Ticket
40.00 USD

Penny Samples (Regular Admission) Ticket price includes:

Entrance into Beer Bacon Music (12pm–5pm)

2-Ton Bacon Bar

Penny Beer Samples for charity

Over 75 different beers to choose from

Rockin’ bands

Games and entertainment

 

Also available for purchase inside event:

12 oz pours $5

Artisan bacon vendors (prices and availability vary)

Food trucks and many other local vendors to check out

Book Now
Non-Drinker / Designated Driver Ticket
25.00 USD

Non-Drinker/Designated Driver Ticket price includes:

Entrance into Beer Bacon Music (12pm–5pm)

2-Ton Bacon Bar

Rockin’ bands

Games and entertainment

 

Also available for purchase inside event:

Artisan bacon vendors (prices and availability vary)

Food trucks and many other local vendors to check out

Book Now