Holiday Inn Express
Baltimore at the Stadiums

1701 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Reservations: 1-888-675-6370


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Beer, BBQ, Bacon Festival

If you’re of a particular palate, an event titled the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival needs no more description to draw you right to its doorstep.

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Finger-lickin' Good

This springtime tradition turns the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds into an altar of smoky, sudsy, and sippable goodness. A ticket warrants you all-you-care-to-taste sampling of dozens of brews and bourbons, ideal for the connoisseur and the neophyte alike in terms of exploring the full range of flavors and production these noble beverages encompass.

And then there are the heaps of BBQ: from chicken, brisket, and ribs to whole hogs. The “Shrine of Swine” serves up mouthwatering pulled pork straight off the cut—to die for.

You can also tap into some insider knowledge in the Tasting Theater, where master brewers, pitmasters, and distillers will share some of the tricks of their trade.

Entertainment-wise, you’ve got live music to suit the cuisine—blues, rock, and bluegrass—as well as a game zone for some friendly (and surely spirited) competition.

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The Perfect Hotel Accommodations for Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Lovers

Indulge your love of smoked meats, craft beer, and top-shelf bourbon at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, and find a welcome bed and platefuls of hospitality over at the centrally located Holiday Inn Express Baltimore at the Stadiums.