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How can I purchase advance tickets?
Tickets are $8 in advance or $12 day of show and this covers admission only, or you can opt to purchase a Bourbon Experience ticket which provides event entry, a commemorateive sample glass and 10 tokens to enjoy samples of more than 30 premium bourbons. Additional tokens are $1 each. Bourbon Experience tickets are $35 advance / $40 day of show. Limited early bird special rate of $30 per ticket while supplies last. Ticket price does not include any food costs or BBQ samples. Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at several metro Atlanta area TicketAlternative ticket outlets. For complete details visit the Tickets page here.
How much is admission for Kids?
Kids 12 and under will receive FREE admission when accompanied by a paid adult. All food and BBQ samples on site are cash sales only.
How should I dress?
COME COMFORTABLE! Casual dress is best for the BBQ Fest. All that BBQ tasting is both delicious and messy, so just pretend like it's our own backyard throw down. Come ready to eat, dance, and meet new friends. Comfortable shoes a must. The event is outdoors so dress weather appropriate.
Can I try the competition BBQ?
Yes, we do have an opportunity to try the competition BBQ from participating teams.
On Friday starting at 6pm, we have a special tasting event, the Springer Mountain Farms Drumstick Dine Around, with a select group of teams participating. Participating team booths will have a blue flag so that you can easily find them. Patrons can purchase chicken drumsticks for $2.00 at participating team booths while supplies last. All sales will be cash - sorry no credit or debit cards accepted for samples. Get there early as samples will sell out!
On Saturday starting at 1pm, we have a special "Taste of the Pig" tasting event with a select group of teams participating. Participating team booths will have a blue flag so that you can easily find them. Patrons can purchase 1 sample for $1.00 at the team booths while supplies last. All sales will be cash – sorry no credit or debit cards accepted for samples. Get there early as BBQ samples will sell out!
Are there ATMS at the event?
There will be several ATM's located throughout the event site.
Are pets permitted at the Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival?
For the convenience of all patrons, pets will not be permitted at the Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival. Service animals are permitted.
My restaurant is interested in participating in Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival, who do I contact?
Atlanta Bar-B-Q Club
How do I get to the festival?
Have a look at the Directions page here.
If I take MARTA, what station is the closest?
Perimeter Mall is one of the easiest destinations to get to on MARTA at 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE.
Take a red line train labeled "North Springs" to the Dunwoody station. After 8:30 p.m., travel to the Lindbergh Center station to transfer to a North Springs train. If your starting station is on the blue or green line, transfer to a northbound train at the Five Points station. Once at the Dunwoody station, exit the fare gates and turn right to follow the long corridor to street level. Turn right at street level and follow the crosswalk and sidewalk through the parking garage and you'll end up at the mall entrance.
Where can I park?
There's plenty of parking available at Perimeter Mall.
If my company is interested in sponsorship who do I contact?
If you are interested in sponsorship or marketing opportunities with Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival, please send an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Does the Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival have a volunteer program and if so how can I get involved?
We are excited that you are interested in vounteering at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival! It is going to be a great event, and we can't wait for you to be a part of it. In return for your time working a short 3-4 hour shift, you will get entry into the event and a commemorative t-shirt. Stick around and enjoy the event. Try some Bar-B-Q, check out the cooking demos, and go listen to some great live music on the Main Stage. See you there! Sign up here.