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 barbecue competition. It is a family affair with live music, kids’ activities in the Kid Korral, arts and crafts vendors and cooking demonstrations.
FREE with ID
|Things to Do||Time|
|Festival Doors Open||12:00pm|
|Festival Ends. Drive Safe!||10:00pm|
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.
No, this year we are only offering tickets through EventBrite and at the gate. You can take advantage of our early bird discount before April 30th.
Admission for children 12 and under is FREE.
Of course! We are honoring our active duty military with a $5 discount at the gate with valid military ID.
No, but we are exploring this option for future barBAYqs.
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