Naptown BarBAYq

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

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.

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Active Military


First Responders

FREE with ID

 Schedule of Events

Things to Do Time
Festival Doors Open 12:00pm
Stay tuned!
Festival Ends. Drive Safe! 10:00pm


Test your BBQ eating skills against others!
Live Music
Live Music
Live Music
Enjoy local bands all day!
Chef Demos
Chef Demos
Chef Demos
Watch chefs work their magic & try their creations!
Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities
The kids will love all the fun we planned for them!


Stay tuned!

Frequently Asked Questions

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 EventBrite 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.

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 Eventbrite 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

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

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