No Better Way To Kick Off The Summer Than With A Barbayq!
DISCOUNTED TICKETS AVAIlABLE UNTIL APRIL 30th!!
Friday, May 6th 4pm-10pm
Saturday, May 7th Noon-10pm
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
The Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival 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 barbeque competition. It is a family affair with live music, FREE kids' activities in the Kid Korral (kids 12 & under admitted free), arts and crafts vendors and cooking demonstrations.
A Note from Our Festival Director, Henry Riser
NEW THIS YEAR!
FRIDAY, May 6th 4pm-10pM
Special Happy Hour - 1/2 price beer
Live Music by
9 Mile Roots
Weird Science at 7pm
Wing Competition 5:30pm-7pm
SATURDAY, May 7th Noon-10pm
Live Music ALL Day on 2 stages
People's Choice 2:30pm
barBAYq Competition Awards Saturday @5pm
Some of the best barbeque vendors in the region will be on-site!
Plenty of Arts n’ Crafts Vendors
TIckets $15 in advance, $20 at the gate
Tickets $15 advance (before April 30th, 2016) $20 at the gate
kids 12 & under free
Thank you to all those who help us make the Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival a huge success!
We could have never done it without the support of our sponsors and community partners.
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!
2016 Naptown barBAYq CONTEST & Music Festival Sponsorship Information
Unable to attend or sponsor the event? If you're one of those that just can't make it to the Fairgrounds for the Naptown barBAYq due for some other (obviously less fun) event, please consider making a donation as a show of support. We're DOING IT FOR THE KIDS! - we welcome your tax-deductible contribution. Checks can be made payable to "Parole Rotary Foundation" and sent to:
PO Box 6327, Annapolis, MD 21401
Thank you for your generosity!
Besides the great feeling of knowing you are “Doing it for the Kids”
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
It takes over 200+ dedicated volunteers to make this festival successful.
All volunteers receive a t-shirt, snacks, water and entrance into the Festival.
Click the button below to volunteer!
The 2016 Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival has something for everyone!
FRIDAY MAY 6TH
9 Mile Roots · Weird Science @ 7pm
LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY · SATURDAY MAY 7TH
Ken Wright 12pm · Mike Butler Trio 1pm · Swamp Donkey 2pm · Wesley Spangler 3:15pm · Vintage 18 4:45pm
MARSHALL LAW @6:30PM
PRESSING STRINGS @8:30PM
FREE KIDS KORRAL
Like our logo says WE’RE DOING IT FOR THE KIDS... and we mean it.
Great moonbounces, obstacle courses, balloon art, games, spin art, you name it...
TOTALLY FREE FOR KIDS!
Truly - no charge for the kids to enter the festival and the Kids Korral. (As long as the kids are 12 & under!)
- Adrenaline Rush II Obstacle Course
- Bean Toss
- Bottle Ring Toss Game
- Break A Plate
- Carnival Games
- Dolphin Bounce/Slide
- Inflatable Twister
- Jungle Bounce House
- Krazy Kans
- Mini All Stars Basketball Game
- Photo Booth
- Spin Art
- World of Disney Bounce House
- Wrecking Ball
The People's Choice will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 2:30-5pm or until the pork is gone!
2015 FIRST PLACE People's Choice WINNER
Checkered Flag 500 & Drilling and Grilling tied for 1st place!
Annapolis Green’s Responsible Event & Festival program returns to the Naptown barBAYq to help increase the composting goals of food waste in the BBQ Village (People’s Choice and BBQ Contest). In addition, messaging and signage will increase awareness of both recycling and composting with the ultimate goal of diverting recyclables and organic material from the landfill! www.annapolisgreen.com
Look for the volunteers from 77rescue pouring beer from Betty Lou near the Acoustic Stage
With stops in all four corners of the country, the 2016 Great American Cookout will bring the art and taste of outdoor cooking to some of the biggest and best barbeque contests, festivals and retail locations throughout the nation. In its tenth year, the Great American Cookout will stop at over 50 retail locations and 20 food festivals throughout the tour's seven months on the road. BBQ experts and GAC tour hosts, Mike and Christine Peters, will share grilling tips and free samples with event attendees, so bring your napkins, this is one cookout you do not want to miss!
BBQ COMPETITORS FIELD IS NOW FULL! WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE GRAND CHAMPION OF MARYLAND?
TURN IN TIMES FOR THE COMPETITION:
12:00 - Chicken Turn-in
12:30 - Ribs Turn-in
1:00 - Pork Turn-in
1:30 - Brisket Turn-in
2:00 - People's Choice Turn -in
3 Eyz BBQ returning THIS YEAR to defend their title!!
50 Shades of Pork
666 Pigs and Hose Smokers
All Fired Up BBQ
Astro Pigs BBQ
Beach Fire BBQ
Belly Up BBQ
Big Ugly's BBQ
Black Dog BBQ
Blind Cherry BBQ
Bone to Bark BBQ
Buddhist from Mecca BBQ
Butchie's Backyard BBQ
(tied for 1st place 2015 People's Choice) Checkered Flag 500 BBQ
Dirty Redds BBQ
Don't Know Jack
(tied for 1st place 2015 People's Choice) Drilling and Grilling
Everything But the Oink
Fat Daddy Joe's BBQ
Fat Maxine’s BBQ
Florida Skin & Bones
Free Range BBQ
Holdin My BBQ
Just Smokin Around
Later Bones BBQ
Let's make a squeal
Life Is Good But BBQ Is Better
Mark's Family BBQ
NC Ribs on Wheels
New Revolution Q
Party Pigs BBQ
Pavone Brothers BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ
Pull My Pork And Like It
Rockin Robyns BBQ
Sauce This BBQ
Sauced by Noon
Smack That Butt BBQ
Sweet Butt BBQ
The Inked Pig
The Smokes on U
Wicked Buzz BBQ
Wolf's Revenge BBQ
You Don’t Win Friends With Salad
Competitor Applications Closed
CHECK OUT WHO IS GOING TO BE
AT THIS YEAR'S barbayq!
American Design & Build
Bill and Debbie's Hidden Gem Jewelry
Chesapeake Spas/The Grill Center
Christine Cots Face and Body Artist
Collaborative REI Initiative
Dave Nagurney/Eric Cothran - Toy vendor
Great American Cookout
H2 Yo Yo
Jessica's Hearts Foundation
Kick Ass Timeless Signs
Mama's Apron Strings
Mid Atlantic Bath Fitter
Mojo Art & Image, LLC
Paiges Promotions for Wyndham
Passante's Home Food Services
Ramon Matheu Pop Art, LLC
Renvision Home Remodeling
Sass and Class Boutique
SK Stained Glass
Your Inspiration At Home
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Cakes by Rachael
Crabtown Curbside Cuisines
Danjo's Kettle Korn Co.
Florida Skin and Bones
Jacked Up BBQ
Kathy's Mini Donuts
Lemon Squeezers Beverage
Lord of the Pies, LLC
Mad Flava Catering
Myra's New Orleans Food
Phat Boyz Catering
Rescue77 (look for the big red firetruck pouring beer!)
Rita's Water Ice
Stan & Joe's Saloon
Uncle B's BBQ
Merchant Application Closed
BBQ JUDGE REGISTRATION is NOW CLOSED
Peoples' Choice Contest –Wings & Pork (Friday Wings & Saturday Pork ~ First Place $500 each)
KCBS Contest – Chicken, Ribs, Pork, and Brisket
Cash Prizes: $2,500 Grand Champion, $1,500 Reserve Grand Champion, 1st $500, 2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $200, 5th $100
2015 Grand Champion
3 Eyz BBQ
2015 Reserve Grand Champion
Chix, Swine & Bovine
For full 2015 results, visit www.kcbs.us
About the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)
2016 KCBS Rules and Regulations
Is there a military discount?
Of course! We are honoring our active duty military with a $5 discount at the gate with valid military ID.
Do you offer a two day pass?
No, but we are exploring this option for future barBAYqs.
I can't go anymore, can I get a refund?
Sorry, refunds cannot be given but you can transfer your ticket through the MissionTix website.
How can I get a free ticket?
Tickets are frequently given away through Twitter and Facebook. You can also be granted free admission if you choose to be a volunteer.
Can I bring my pets?
Unfortunately, no. Due to the large crowd and food service, pets will not be allowed on premises.
Can I bring outside food and drink?
No outside food and drink will be permitted.
Can I bring a tent?
No, but a small sun umbrella is fine
Will there be an ATM?
Yes, ATMs will be located by the front gate.
What's there to eat besides barbeque?
Everything from hot dogs, burgers, funnel cakes, and of course - crab cakes! We will also have several vegetarian meal options available as well.
How much is food?
Sandwiches will range from $6 - $8, a full platter can be upwards of $20, and beers are $6.
How much is parking?
Parking at the barBayq is FREE
Lost & Found?
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.
Will there be a Groupon or LivingSocial deal?
No, this year we are only offering tickets through MissionTix and at the gate. You can take advantage of our early bird discount before April 30th.
How much does it cost for my children?
Admission for children 12 and under is FREE.
The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club is the proud host of the 2016 Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival.
The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club is comprised of approximately 80 members, who enthusiastically share and demonstrate the Rotary philosophy.
To significantly improve lives in our local community and around the world by meeting real needs.
"We will make a positive difference for youth today, so they will make a difference tomorrow."
Rotary’s guiding principle is Service Above Self. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues---children at risk, health & hunger, water and literacy.
The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club supports programs for youth; educational opportunities and international exchanges for students and professionals; and vocational and career development and much more.
Our Club's signature project is the Books for International Goodwill, Inc. which takes used books for shipment to needy schools and libraries, and since 1995, has saved books from the landfill and shipped over 5 million books to help spread literacy throughout the world.
Rotary International is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. Made up of over 34,000 Rotary clubs around the world, Rotary International forms a global network of business, professional, and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve communities locally and around the world – and form strong, lasting friendships in the process.
Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. Please visit www.Rotary.org
The Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club meets every Tuesday mornings at 7:30am at the Double Tree Hotel, 210 Holiday Ct, Annapolis, MD 21401.
The Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis) and the Parole (Annapolis) Rotary Club Foundation are dedicated to serving the community. Each year, the proceeds from the Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival are donated to local area, youth oriented non-profit organizations.
Over the years, donations have been made to:
- Girls on the Run
- Hospice of the Chesapeake
- Hurricane Sandy Disaster Aid
- Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
- Junior League of Annapolis
- Orchid Foundation, Inc.
- Phoenix Academy
- Sandra Shanahan CPNP, Inc.
- The Light House Shelter
- Tyler Heights Elementary School
- Annapolis Area Ministries, Inc.
- Anne Arundel Community College Scholarship Program
- Anne Arundel County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
- Anne Arundel County Library Association
- Anne Arundel Medical Center - Pediatric Unit
- Books for International Goodwill
- Boy Scouts of America
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
- Broadneck High School Interact Club
- Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra
- Creating Communities