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3rd Annual Triple Threat BBQ, Beer & Music Festival at the Delaware State Fairgrounds

03/10/2016

3rd Annual Triple Threat BBQ, Beer & Music Festival
at the Delaware State Fairgrounds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 10, 2016

HARRINGTON, DE – The Delaware State Fair announces its 3rd Annual Triple Threat BBQ, Beer & Music Festival. They are kicking off spring by hosting the 3rd Annual Festival Friday and Saturday, April 8-9th, on the fairgrounds - rain or shine!

Tickets are just $5.00 for admission. The community is invited to come enjoy live music, great beer and wine, amazing BBQ provided by regional & local BBQ vendors, carnival rides, cooking demonstrations, vendors and more! Both the Quillen Arena and Schabinger Pavillion will feature food, retail and craft vendors. Patrons are encouraged to stop by and check out the newest Price Honda models and pick up their lottery ticket from the Delaware Lottery located in the Quillen Arena! Bands to perform will include Bo Dickerson Band at 4pm at 5:30pm on Friday night and Saturday come enjoy Country By Night at 11:30am, Joint Chiefs at 3:00pm and Lower Case Blues at 5:30pm. Cooking demonstrations will be presented by Haass’ Fmaily Butcher Shop and will take place at 6:00pm Friday and 11:00am, 3:00pm and 6:00pm Saturday.

For those who missed out last year, they can join in on the fun of the People’s Choice Contest presented by Mountaire Farms beginning Friday at 6:00pm and Saturday at 12 noon. This is a cooking competition for the BBQ Competitors that is judged by the festival-goers. Tickets will be available for purchase in packs of five, good for five wings and one People’s Choice vote.

The fun doesn’t stop there! This year the festival will have twenty breweries open with more than sixty craft beers to choose from for sampling. Brewers include; Bells Brewery, Blue Earl Brewing, Blue Point Brewing Company, Dominion Brewing Company, DuClaw Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing Company, Evolution Craft Brewing Company, Fins Big Oyster Brewery, Fordham Brewing Company, Goose Island Beer Company, Harpoon Brewery, Knoa Beer Company, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Mispillion River Brewing, Red Hook Brewery, Sam Adams, Shiner Beers, Traveler Beer Company, Widmer Brothers Brewing and Yards Brewing Company. For $25.00 patrons will receive 6 sampling tickets and a souvenir cup (souvenir cups are only guaranteed for the first 1,000 customers). Extra tickets can be purchased for $2.00 per ticket. Craft Beer tastings will take place Friday from 4:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturday from 3:00pm - 8:00pm inside the Quillen Arena.

For those interested in the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Sanctioned BBQ competition, there will be more than one-hundred “Barbecue Masters” competing for the title 2016 Delaware State Champion and more than $12,000 in prize money. The progressive increase based on the total number of teams competing could result in prize monies reaching an astounding $20,000! Patrons are encouraged to stop by the competition area throughout the festival and see how things are heating up! For anyone interested in becoming a competitor, information can be found online at www.delawarestatefair.com. There is an amateur competition for new teams just joining the ranks. Don't get shut out! Competitors are encouraged to get their applications in quickly to ensure their space in the 2016 Competition.

New this year!! On Saturday April 9th, festival-goers can take a drive on a off-road obstacle course! With varying grades, unique obstacles and truckloads of fun the course will put their driving skills and techniques to the test. They can bring their own vehicle, geared up and ready to off-road!

BBQ, Beer, Music, Surf Tags? Saturday, April 9th at 1:30pm the first ever Surf Tag Auction at the Triple Threat BBQ, Beer & Music Festival brought to you by Delaware State Parks! 15 tags will be auctioned live in the Quillen Arena. Tag numbers in the auction will all be low digit numbers. Three choice tags (which allow the winning bidder to select their favorite number from a series of available tags) will also be auctioned. As Delaware State Parks celebrates their 65th anniversary they are bringing this special opportunity to the Fairgrounds. For more information visit http://www.destateparks.com/lowdigittag/. To register to bid, visit http://bid.usgovbid.com/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?govals769.

Although brew is a big part of the festival, fans should not hesitate to bring the kids! There will be plenty of youth friendly food and drink choices as well as a carnival to enjoy! The Carnival will take place throughout the festival with a preview night Thursday, April 7th from 5pm-9pm. There will be an unlimited ride wristband on Thursday night (gate admission included). For Friday and Saturday unlimited ride wristbands, gate admission is not included. There will also be individual tickets available for purchase.

This year's festival is sure to be a lot of fun at the Fairgrounds and we welcome the community to join us April 8-9th for the 3rd Annual Triple Threat BBQ, Beer & Music Festival!

The Delaware State Fairgrounds are located at 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952. For tickets or updates on more happenings at the 3rd Annual Triple Threat BBQ, Beer & Music Festival fans can go to www.delawarestatefair.com.

Check out The Triple Threat BBQ on Facebook! www.facebook.com/TripleThreatBBQ


Contact: Danny Aguilar - Delaware State Fair 302.398.5903

E-mail Danny@thestatefair.com

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