Event Recap|5th Annual Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival @DrinkEatRelax #Baltimore #Crabs #Beer #Fun

You know it’s summertime in Baltimore when steamed crabs are celebrated at festivals all around Charm City! I recently attended Drink Eat Relax’s “Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival” and had a crabby good time! This is the 5TH ANNUAL Maryland Tradition and compared to the past years of this fun foodie event, it just keeps getting better! The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 30,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more! Take a look at what over 30,000 people have come to enjoy.

•LOTS OF SUMMERTIME FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Families and Friends came out in fun hats and custom made tees to enjoy this festival. There is a beach area for kids to play in the sand, yard games for everyone to enjoy, live music to dance to and so much more! This family friendly event is popular because KIDS 3 AND UNDER ARE FREE! However, there was a KID’S CRAB ONLY PACKAGE (AGES 4– 20): $29 Advance (plus taxes & fees) This option offered guests ages 4 -20 an ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE experience of Crabs, Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw and Potato Chips. (Ticket purchasers with VIP ticket holders will be GUARANTEED communal seating under a tent.)

•ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE BEER/WINE

Over 50 beers and wines and a few spirits were available for unlimited tasting during the festival! All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines were served to highlight summer. Nothing says summer like a glass of rosé and I especially enjoyed sampling the variety of rosé wines that were offered.

•ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS.

Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the four hours of the show. The crabs vary in size from medium to large and will be offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person. ALL CRABS ARE SEASONED! *ALA CARTE CRABS OPTION WILL BE SOLD 6 CRABS (1/2 dozen) AT A TIME PER PERSON FOR $35 (WHILE SUPPLIES LASTS)

I attended the ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE VIP experience. Guests received a souvenir mug and mallet, unlimited tastes of the beer and wine on-site. This includes ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE Crabs, Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw and Potato Chips.* Ticket purchasers are GUARANTEED communal seating under a tent.

•BEER MUGS.

Beers are served in our mug so you can sit and enjoy the day. If you are not a crab lover you can opt to buy a ticket for the ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE BEER experience. Guests will enjoy a souvenir mug, unlimited tastes of the beer and wine on-site. Any food will be purchased ALA CARTE.* Ticket purchasers cannot enter the VIP Crab & Beer Tents, but some limited seating is available first come, first serve.

OTHER GREAT FOOD.

There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there will be other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold ala carte. I got the chance to finally try Urban Oysters. This creative pop up restaurant is the brainchild of a young entrepreneur Jasime. Thanks to her dad, she grew up with a love for oysters. I had been following her on IG and was excited to finally try them out. Chargrilled is their preferred way to make them. Using creative yet familiar toppings makes them very accessible for those who may be trying them for the first time. Just look at these beauties!

•LIVE MUSIC.

Sit back or get up and dance to the fun summer sounds from area bands!

THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND HUGE TENTS

Plenty of seating for crackin’ to your heart’s content. They even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across the Harbor and back. ALL SHOW FEATURES are undercover – so Rain or Shine – we were all fine.

All in all, we had a crackin’ good time! If you missed the event it is coming back in August at the National Harbor in DC. For more details go to www.mdcrabfest.com!

Do you enjoy MD steamed crabs? Let me know in the comments below!🦀

Thanks Trigger Agency for hosting SobeSavvy.com! I really enjoyed my dining experience and looking forward to next time!

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Win 2 VIP Tix to #BeerBourbonBBQ @DrinkEatRelax in #Cary #NC on Sat July 29 ! #sobesavvygiveaway

  

It’s ‘Win It Wednesday’ today on SobeSavvy.com and I have 2 VIP Tickets to giveaway to the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival happening on Saturday, July 29th noon – 6pm at Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC ! Winner will be selected randomly on Monday July 17.

How to Enter: 

1. Subscribe to SobeSavvy.com and be the first to know about giveaways/ fun places to go! 

2. Comment below why you want to go!  

So what does the winning ticket get you? Early Entry into a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, and barbeque eatin’. You/a guest will receive a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day. In addition to the all of the features above, the VIP Bacon and Whole Hog Session offers 2 extra hours of sampling, specialty beers and bourbons, a goodie bag, and other surprises. 

Items Allowed
Lawn Chairs (any height)
Blankets
Rain Coats & Ponchos
Cameras
One bottle of Factory Sealed water

Bring: Cash*Valid ID


Prohibited Items
Weapons
Umbrellas                                            
Pets 

This festival is fun for foodies, beer and bourbon lovers. {Check out my post HERE of past event recap} Families are welcome (in fact, kids 12 & UNDER ARE FREE. However, this event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them. Other perks of this event: General parking is free and it’s for a good cause! A portion of event proceeds go to Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation. 

If you want to get your pig out on all weekend, there is a Friday Night Whole Hog Pig Pickin’ event from 6pm-10pm . Be sure to check out the variety of Admission options and ticket prices for Saturday also. For more details and ticket information, go to:  http://beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info

60 BEERS, 40 BOURBONS + Lots of BBQ awaits ….so Enter Now!  GOOD LUCK! 

SobeSavvy Tip: Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SobeSavvy to see fun event photos and get information in real time @BeerBourbonBBQ / @DrinkEatRelax – Don’t forget to use #beerbourbonbbq when posting! Hope to see you there!

#Baltimore Event|Photo Recap 4th Annual Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival @DrinkEatRelax 

If you were not in Baltimore,MD this past Saturday 6/24/17, you missed a crackin’ good time at the 4th Annual CHESAPEAKE Crab & Beer Festival !

Held at Rash Field-Inner Harbor, this festival is the epitome of summertime in Maryland: fun, friends, beer, music and steamed crabs! If you love Maryland Blue Crabs steamed in seasonings and served hot,then the ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE VIP tent is for you. 

I attended the event with my husband, a native Baltimorean, and he was quite impressed with how organized the event was and how delicious the crabs tasted. After checking in, once you get your wristbands, you can opt to walk around to try other food vendors, sample beers, liquors, wines, play some games, dance to live music, buy crabs a la carte and sit at picnic tables OR if you bought the VIP option you can head to the tent for the unlimited crab feast. 

Inside VIP are signs that let you know 6 crabs are served at a time and not to worry, they won’t run out! Along with your tray of crabs you get: a souvenir beer mug, a crab mallot, corn, a bag of UTZ chips ( a MD fave) cole slaw, melted butter, vinegar and extra seasoning. There was plenty of seating along with paper towels and buckets for shells. Friendly staff was always on hand to empty those buckets and to help with anything that was needed. Both serious crab lovers and new eaters can be seen in the tent throwing down on these crustaceans. Beer and Wine was available inside the tent as well. Everyone seemed to be satisfied, smiling and enjoying the crab feast! 

SobeSavvy TipI would highly recommend going and buying early! Tomorrow at 10am – mid year sale begins! 2-4-1 tickets available for the 1st 50 ticket purchasers on June 27th 

Go to : Http://www.drinkeatrelax.com

The next Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival is being held-National Harbor,MD August 19, 2017. Stay tuned for more details and Follow SobeSavvy.com for your chance to win 2 VIP Tix to the event! 

Here are some photos , As Seen on the Scene by SobeSavvy.com !

Photo Recap @GreatGrapesFest 4/22 in #CaryNC @drinkeatrelax @BoothAmp by SobeSavvy.com #soNCsavvy

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 Wine Lovers & Foodies came ready to “Uncork the Fun” at the 14th Annual Celebration of Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival in Cary, NC. Thanks to our friends at Drink Eat RelaxSobeSavvy.com attended the festival in order to give you an inside look of the sips, sights, the people, the pours and more! Here is my photo recap of some of what you missed…Cheers!

SIPS

Upon entering the event, we each got to take a souvenir tasting glass and stroll from tent to tent and table to table, tasting and sampling the rich heritage of North Carolina vines. Guests got to taste HUNDREDS of wines available from over 22 wineries…and even more were available for VIP ticketed guests.

If you wanted more after a sip or two and really loved the wine tasting, wine bottles were available for purchase to enjoy at the festival or later at home. 

SIGHTS

With plenty to see and lots to do, how much fun to be had at this festival totally depends on you! There was a free kids area, great live music,

 fun festival eats,

*shoutout to my hometown of Baltimore where we all are raised on Old Bay

Arts and crafts….

and gourmet items to buy. 

Sights in the The VIP Area included the following:

 
The VIP Ticket option offers you early entrance into the event, a souvenir glass & bag and access to all the show tastings.  Plus you have access to the VIP area which features specialty higher-end wine selections not available elsewhere, free water and soft drinks, and featured food tastings (served Noon – 3pm). 

 

PEOPLE

Who goes to the Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival? Everyone. Babies, Kids, Moms & Dads, Friends, Family, Guys Day Out, Ladies Meetup, anyone celebrating life. Even non drinkers are welcome to enjoy the festival and can purchase a ‘designated driver’ ticket. I even saw a bride to be enjoying her bachelorette outing with her bridesmaids. How fun!

Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the lawn. Bring the family, bring your friends and take a day to UNCORK THE FUN!

ITEMS ALLOWED
Lawn chairs & blankets
Sealed Bottles of water (1 per person) cameras
all bags are subject to seach

POURS

Line up to your choice of winery and explore a new wine and learn more with each pour. I really enjoyed talking to the vendors and hearing the passion behind their product. 

In case you missed it..check out my photos of last year’s festival HERE !

It’s a fun event that is family friendly, so be sure not to miss in 2018! For more information please visit www.uncorkthefun.com

Photos of the 3rd Annual Chesapeake #Crab & #BeerFestival #MDCRABFEST @drinkeatrelax #RashField #InnerHarbor #Baltimore @jospicecompany

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Summer’s here and it is a Baltimore tradition to celebrate the season with friends/family, crabs and beer!

SobeSavvy.Com joined other crab lovers at the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival for the Baltimore’s Largest Crab Feast June 25, 2015 at Rash Field – Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD.

Guests chose between either SESSION ONE: 11am – 3pm or SESSION TWO: 5pm – 9pm to join this Maryland Tradition! The festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 30,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more!  Here is what over 22,000 people have come to enjoy:

• LOTS OF SUMMERTIME FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
• ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE Over 50 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines were served to highlight the summer afternoon on-hand.
• ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the four hours of the show. The crabs vary in size and was offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person.
• OTHER GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there was other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold ala carte.
• ALA CARTE CRABS OPTION WILL BE SOLD 6 CRABS (1/2 dozen) AT A TIME PER PERSON FOR $35 – CASH ONLY. (WHILE SUPPLIES LASTS)
• LIVE MUSIC.  Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.
• THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND HUGE TENTS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. They even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across Inner Harbor and back.

All SHOW FEATURES are covered, so rain or shine – we were all fine!
 
Many options were offered to enjoy this experience but the best option was the VIP CRAB & BEER TICKET: For $89 Advance  This option offerered guests an ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE experience. Guests enjoyed a souvenir mug and mallet, unlimited tastes of the beer and wine on-site. This included ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE Crabs, Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw and Potato Chips.*  Ticket purchasers are GUARANTEED communal seating under a tent.

Be sure to Follow on Facebook and Twitter to get information @DrinkEatRelax. And you can also follow on Snapchat!
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We had a crackin’ good time at the festival. As a native of Baltimore, it gets no better than crabs in the summertime! Here are some of my fun event photos from the 2nd session (5pm-9pm) of #mdcrabfest! Enjoy!

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As you can see my mom and I like to spice things up..lol..we had a crackin’ good time !

Photographs of @GreatGrapesFest #NCWine @DrinkEatRelax ~A #soNCsavvy Recap by SobeSavvy.com

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We here at SobeSavvy.com love food, wine and a good time! If you do too, this festival was for you!

The 13th Annual Celebration Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival  returned to Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre on April 23, 2016 from 11am-7pm. People come from all over to North Carolina’s premiere casual NC wine festival with HUNDREDS of wines available. The show has seen hundreds of thousands of happy guests over the years who have the chance to enjoy the following:

220 Wines from 20 Wineries 
Great Live Music 
Fun Festival Eats
Arts and Crafts and Gourmet Items
FREE Kids Area *Free Parking

Many choose to enjoy The VIP Area with The VIP Ticket option which offers early entrance into the event at 11am, a souvenir glass and lanyard and access to all the show tastings and access to the VIP area which features specialty wine selections not available elsewhere, free water and soft drinks, and featured food tastings (served Noon – 3pm). 

Guests came with lawn chairs, blankets, family (it’s kid friendly) and friends to take a day to UNCORK THE FUN ! Here are some photos from this fun -filled day for wine lovers! Cheers and hope to see you next year!
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Photographs of @DrinkEatRelax Beer and Bacon Fest in Cary,NC 4/9/16

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On April 9th, Beer and Bacon lovers from all over the Triangle came to taste over 75 international beers and wines plus a whole lot of bacon at the Beer & Bacon Fest in Cary, NC.

The afternoon festival was from 2pm -6pm with VIPs enjoying the ultimate experience (more beer and bacon) with an early entry to the festival at noon. No one went hungry at this festival with over 2 tons of bacon will be griddled. The festival’s Main Stage will host live music all day, as well as a Butchering 101 class. There was even a bacon eating contest and best bacon inspired outfit contest..how fun!

SobeSavvy.com got a chance to enjoy the VIP Session which offered an exclusive tasting experience. Limited to 2,000 guests, each guest had access to 15+ restaurant tasting stations (until 2pm) and fresh griddled bacon (until 3pm), a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines, plus 2 extra hours of alcohol sampling and all live entertainment. These tickets are limited and sell out fast! Thru out the festival, food is available a la carte and vendors are present as well selling everything from art to clothing to doggie treats!

Be sure to follow @DrinkEatRelax to stay up to date of all the fun festival events coming to Cary,NC ! Enjoy my photographs from this Beer and Bacon filled afternoon!

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#WineWednesday Giveaway! Win 2 VIP Tix @GreatGrapesFest Cary,NC April 23! #NCWine @DrinkEatRelax

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We here at SobeSavvy.com love food, wine and a good time! If you do too, then this festival is for you!

In just 30 days, The 13th Annual Celebration Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival is returning to Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre.

On April 23, 2016 from 11am-7pm come
to North Carolina’s premiere casual NC wine festival with HUNDREDS of wines available. The show has seen hundreds of thousands of happy guests over the years. Take a look here at our coverage of last year’s festival to see how much fun we had and why you should make plans to go!

I am hosting a giveaway for one winner to receive 2 VIP Tickets to Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival in Cary, NC!
Leave a comment below of why you want to go!

Here’s what you get:
220 Wines from 20 Wineries 
Great Live Music 
Fun Festival Eats
Arts and Crafts and Gourmet Items
FREE Kids Area *Free Parking

Enjoy The VIP Area with The VIP Ticket option which offers you early entrance into the event at 11am, a souvenir glass and lanyard and access to all the show tastings and access to the VIP area which features specialty wine selections not available elsewhere, free water and soft drinks, and featured food tastings (served Noon – 3pm). 

Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the lawn.  Bring the family (Kids are free! ) bring your friends and take a day to UNCORK THE FUN! Tickets available HERE

Contest ends April 12th. Winner will be selected randomly on April 13th at noon.
Cheers and Good Luck!

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***UPDATE***Congratulations to P.Williamson..your 2 VIP Tix will be available at Will Call. Enjoy!
Thanks to all who entered. Be sure to Follow SobeSavvy.Com for more great contests/giveaways!

 

Photographs of the 6th Annual Chesapeake #Crab and #Beer #Festival #MDCRABFEST @drinkeatrelax @NationalHarbor~#soDMVsavvy Event Recap

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Summer’s end may be near ….but first, let’s celebrate with friends/family, crabs and beer at the 6th Annual Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival!

SobeSavvy.Com joined others for the World’s Largest Crab Feast August 22, 2015 at National Harbor, MD

Guests chose between either SESSION ONE: 11am – 3pm or SESSION TWO: 5pm – 9pm to join this Maryland Tradition! The festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 60,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more!  Here is what over 20,000 people have come to enjoy:

• LOTS OF SUMMERTIME FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
• ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE Over 50 beers and wines and a few spirits. All of your favorite craft beers and some great wines were served to highlight the summer afternoon on-hand.
• ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE CRABS. Enjoy all the crabs you can handle during the four hours of the show. The crabs vary in size and was offered at 6 crabs at a time, per person.
• OTHER GREAT FOOD. There are Crabs and MORE CRABS and MORE CRABS and even MORE CRABS – but there was other great food options as well available for purchase. There are no vegetarian options available. Unless outlined – all food is sold ala carte.
• ALA CARTE CRABS OPTION WILL BE SOLD 6 CRABS (1/2 dozen) AT A TIME PER PERSON FOR $35 – CASH ONLY. (WHILE SUPPLIES LASTS)
• LIVE MUSIC.  Enjoy fun summer sounds from area bands.
• THOUSANDS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS AND HUGE TENTS for crackin’ to your heart’s content. They have even ordered enough crab paper to stretch all the way across The Potomac and back.

All SHOW FEATURES are covered, so rain or shine – we were all fine!

VIP & PLATINUM GUESTS ENJOYED WATERMELON AT THE SHOW TO COOL THINGS DOWN ON A HOT SUMMER DAY!

Lastly, this event was for a good cause! A portion of event proceeds go to Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation Visit:www.spiritofhopechildrensfoundation.org
Be sure to Follow on Facebook and Twitter to get information in real time @DrinkEatRelax.

We had a crackin’ good time at the festival. As a native of Baltimore, it gets no better than crabs in the summertime! Here are some of my fun event photos from the #mdcrabfest! Enjoy!
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Photographs of #BeerBourbonBBQ @DrinkEatRelax @TownofCary @boothamp #soNCsavvy Event Recap

http://www.beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info

91 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. It’s the first day in August in the triangle. Let’s go to a festival. Not just ANY festival but the Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, Nc. Thousands showed up to enjoy the party. Samples and samples of beer and bourbon and even some free samples of BBQ were spread around the scenic acres of land. Upon entry we were greeted by a huge and very roasted whole pig being carved up to sample. It was so fresh, steam was still rising from it!

On the main stage they had a great band and also various contests like who had the biggest beer belly and which girl can drink the fastest beer with a straw!
Bean Bag throwing games were lakeside as were turtles and ducks frolicking. You could purchase BBQ throughout the venue from the famous and not so famous BBQ restaurants. All were serving up world class food to go with the world class drinks! If you missed it this year, put in in your calendar for next year !

All in all a great day for Beer, Bourbon and BBQ !

Enjoy the slide show and photos highlighting this fun event!

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*Congratulations Marcus L. ~ the winner of the giveaway for 2 VIP tix

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