August 6 & 7
is the Annual Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival
in my hometown of Cary, NC at Regency Park
. Last year was a sell-out. You can taste 60 Beers, 40 Bourbons, and lots of BBQ. I've never been (just found out about it) but the website and pictures look like fun:
Show Info | Beer and Bourbon Festival
There's live music all day, seminars, beer/bourbon/bbq vendors, and contests. You can enter to win the Cary BBQ Classic
. Download the application in the link above and submit it by July 23 (hurry!). The first 20 approved teams will be chosen to participate.
There is also a Homebrew contest, DaisyDuke contest, BeerBelly contest, and Piglet races.
There will also be one on Nov 6 in Tennessee
and January 30 in New York.
You missed the ones in Maryland and Virginia but maybe next year.