If you didn’t get a chance to have a few brews or try your uncle’s special-top-secret BBQ recipe this Memorial Day weekend, it’s ok…. the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival is coming to the Richmond Region this Saturday at the Richmond Raceway Complex.


Admission grants you ALL-YOU-CARE–TO-TASTE samplings of beer and bourbon. Barbecue is available a la carte and a portion of the proceeds benefit Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation to help provide support and promote education for children and adults with a mental or physical disability.


Need more? Here are 5 reasons your weekend needs beer, bourbon and bbq.


60 Beers on Tap

Cool down with a selection of beers from well-known breweries such as Sam Adams, Heavy Seas and Yuengling. Alongside your ales and lagers will be an assortment of hard ciders and lemonades from names like Woodchuck, Mikes Hard, and Four Loko so don’t miss out!

 A Laundry-List of Liquors

Makers Mark, Jim Bean, Evan Williams, Jack Daniels, Fireball, Knob Creek are just some of the names that will be at the event. If whiskey isn’t your drink of choice, there will be many types of rum, vodka and moonshine to choose from such as: Pinnacle, Skinny Girl, Cruzan, and Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine. You’re allowed to bring your own non-alcoholic mixers so the possibilities are endless.


Barbecue, Bar-B-Que, and BBQ!

A rock star list of vendors including RVA’s very own Buz and Ned’s, Famous Daves, and Halligans Bar & Grill will be serving pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixins’ you could imagine.

 Live Music, Contests, and Exhibitions

From Journey Cover bands to live piglet races, there will be plenty of entertainment to keep the show going at the Richmond Raceway Complex. The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival has no shortage of entertainment. You can even meet Tim Smith from Moonshiners!


Upon arrival, guests that plan to taste over 40 bourbons and 60 beers on tap will receive a complimentary tasting glass. If you’re one of the first 100 guests to arrive, you will receive a FREE T-shirt to celebrate the show.