By the time March rolls around and longer days are finally returning, you're probably ready to ring in the spring season — and we all know that the best way to celebrate is with a spirited BBQ festival.\nAfter all, what's a better way to say hello to the sun than with a refreshing bourbon on the rocks in one hand and a rack of ribs in the other? Barbeques bring us all together in the spirit of charity and community — these events teem with great eats and tasty drinks shared with friends.\nView this post on Instagram Happy New Year! Our Resolution? MORE FESTIVALS! Cheers! #NewYears #Resolution #2020 A post shared by BEER BOURBON BBQ FESTIVAL (@beerbourbonbbq) on Dec 31, 2019 at 10:00pm PST\nThat's precisely why it's time to get excited for the 14th annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival going down this March in Charlotte. Delicious smells of grilling grub mingle in the air as you wander from the Shrine of Swine where you can pick away at the hog roast to the stages featuring rockin' live music.\nGetting hungry already? Savour the anticipation as you save your BBQ cravings for this March 7 event, running from noon to 6 p.m. at the Bank of America Stadium. A fun time for friends and family alike, this is the only excuse you need to get out of the house this winter and enjoy yourself.\nBeer\n \n Bourbon & BBQ\nFeaturing an amazingly diverse menu of bottomless beer and bourbon, you are sure to stay refreshed through the whole event (it's a celebration, after all). Looking to learn more about this corn-based spirit? Check out the tasting area and sit in on a seminar to learn how to impress your friends with your liquor savvy and innovative cocktails.\nView this post on Instagram A shot of bourbon a day keeps the doctor away 🥃 #notadoctor A post shared by BEER BOURBON BBQ FESTIVAL (@beerbourbonbbq) on Sep 14, 2019 at 11:45am PDT\nUptown is smokin' with this awesome event that mixes the best of live music with good eats and tasty drinks. Check out crowd favourites like The Well Drinkers, Part Time Blues Band, and Cassette Rewind. Their awesome tunes dance with you from the tasting area all the way over to the bingo event.\nAnd it keeps getting better.\nView this post on Instagram Life goes up. It goes down. But what remains is who surrounds. Baltimore people are the best! 📷 @lewincreativegroup • • • @heidnseekentertainment enjoyed hosting the VIP Tastemakers Event for the 2019 @beerbourbonbbq Festival at @mdstatefair Timonium Fairgrounds by @drinkeatrelax. (Here are some of the attendees.) Guests enjoyed unique eats, drinks, music, swag bags & a complimentary access pass to each of their festivals this year, valued at $700. Special Thanks to their amazing staff, vendors & Greeter Brooke for great times! There’s still time to head over today from 12-6pm! Make sure to check out their remaining 2019 festival calendar at DRINKEATRELAX.com which includes some of my favorite fests: . Apr 27: Tacos ‘n Taps @harborpointmd May 11: Wine & Food Fest at Harbor Point June 1: Great Grapes Wine & Food Fest @oregonridgenaturecenter feat. @funshomusic June 22: Crab & Beer at Harbor Point Sept 14: Burger Beer Bash at Harbor Point Sept 28: OktoberFest @Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Nov 16: Brew & Bourbon Classic @laurelparkracing Nov 23: Whiskey Festival @theassemblyroom Early 2020: Oyster Fest A post shared by H E I D I • K L O T Z M A N (@heidnseeks) on Mar 30, 2019 at 4:07am PDT\nNot that we need a reason to chow down on BBQ while sipping a tasty drink, but getting to support a good cause in the process — yes, please!\nThis year, the City of Charlotte's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is raising funds for the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation and UMAR (two life-changing non-profits that help those with disabilities access support and achieve success).\nView this post on Instagram Save 15% when you purchase your Beer Bourbon & BBQ tickets today! Valid to combine with any pre-existing offer. A post shared by BEER BOURBON BBQ FESTIVAL (@beerbourbonbbq) on Oct 14, 2019 at 6:50am PDT\nSo, with every rib you eat and sip you take, you know that you're helping improve lives. The chance to do good while gorging on BBQ — does it get better than that?\nSet aside your afternoon on March 7 because BBQ, bourbon, and beer await you in downtown Charlotte. Book your tickets now for this can't-miss annual event. Featuring military discounts for veterans and those in active service, you can also use the discount code: 'narcity' to get 10% off this afternoon affair.\nView this post on Instagram 2 for 1 tickets on sale NOW for Virginia Beach! Join us on Aug. 10 for our 4th Annual PORK-OUT at Hunt Club Farm. Get your tickets for VIP which is currently 74% sold out! VIP includes BBQ Plate Dinner, 2 Extra Hours of Fun, Special Beer & Bourbon selections, Special Whole Hog Tastings and much more! Link in bio for tickets. A post shared by BEER BOURBON BBQ FESTIVAL (@beerbourbonbbq) on Jul 6, 2019 at 7:35am PDT\nThe 14th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Charlotte \nPrice: Ranging from $39.99 for general admission to $75 for the VIP Whole Hog Session. Get 10% off when you use the promo code: narcity\nWhen: Saturday, March 7, 2020, from noon to 6 p.m.\nAddress: Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St., Charlotte, NC 28202\nWhy You Need To Go: Uptown is smokin' with delicious BBQ, bottomless beer and bourbon drinks, tasting seminars, bingo, live music, and a chance to jump-start your spring in style!\nReady to get your taste buds fired up? Find details on the 14th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival on their website. To see more and stay in the loop, check out their YouTube, follow them on Facebook and Instagram, and share your BBQ joys with #beerbourbonbbq.