ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 2023 Blue, Brew & ‘Que Festival will be on Saturday, March 25th in Kenansville, North Carolina at the Duplin County Events Center. Gates open at 10:30 am and the festival is rain or shine. We feature bluegrass bands, local NC Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries and of course NC Barbeque! To find us, use the following address: 195 Fairgrounds Dr, Kenansville, NC 28349.
Tickets are on-sale now, click the Buy Ticket button at the top of your screen. Tickets are available for purchase online until a few days prior to the festival or at the gate the day of the festival. Your ticket provides you entry into the festival to see all of our awesome bluegrass bands! For those 21+ you also get a commemorative beer glass! *Must have ID to receive your glass. For Ticket Prices, click here.
TICKET AVAILABILITY DAY OF
Tickets will be available to purchase at the box office at the festival. Also, will-call tickets will be available at or near the box office.
THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED
No outside food, drinks, coolers, alcoholic beverages, pets (unless a service dog), video equipment, concealed weapons, projectile shooting objects.
ENTRY & SECURITY
Must have a ticket to enter the festival and security will be on site 24/7 during the festival. Must show ticket stub to re-enter the festival. Be sure to bring your lawn chair to enjoy the festival.
There will be a dancing space available.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase and sampling. You must show ID to receive an armband to drink. No alcoholic beverages can be brought into the festival grounds. This is a family friendly festival, but drinking is allowed for 21 and over.
$6 for a pint, or 5 sample tickets for $6. You must show ID to receive an armband to purchase or sample alcohol. No alcoholic beverages can be brought into the festival grounds. This is a family friendly festival, but sampling is allowed for 21+.
BARBEQUE COOK TEAMS
For more information, or to sign up your cook team, click here. The deadline to enter is March 3, 2023.
BBQ plates are $7 and you’ll receive BBQ, Slaw & Hushpuppies. The BBQ is mixed meat from the different cook teams with one chosen vinegar-based sauce.
You can purchase a ticket for $5 to sample BBQ for our Best of the Best competition. BBQ Sampling ticket sales are from 11:00 am until 11:45 am. Tasting is from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm and you’ll be able to sample the BBQ and sauce of the teams that choose to compete. Then you can vote on who is the Best of the Best!
Want to Compete?
10x10 VIP HOSPITALTITY SPACE
For VIP hospitality space information, click here. The deadline to purchase VIP space is March 13, 2023. The cost for a VIP space is $175.
The Duplin County Events Center has an ATM onsite.
There will be a designated smoking area.
All buildings & lots are handicap accessible.
Festival will take place rain or shine. If inclement weather, the festival will be moved inside the arena. Please bring your chair even if we move the festival inside.
To become a vendor, click here for more information. Or call (910) 275-0009. The vendor application deadline is March 3, 2023. No pork products can be sold by vendors or food vendors.
Not liable for accidents/theft/damage.
Feel free to call us at (910) 275-0009 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.