by amber pinder
Just like the summer, things are heating up in Downtown Bel Air! The 2018 Maryland State BBQ Bash returns Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. Brought to you by Visit Harford and in partnership with Fidelity Power Systems and Benfield Electric, the 16th annual MD State BBQ Bash will live up to its high standard as one of the most anticipated events of the year. The BBQ Bash is not only known for its delicious food, but also for the best entertainment Harford County has to offer. This year’s music lineup features local artist Phillip Michael Parsons on Friday night.
Have you watched The Voice? If so, are you team Blake Shelton? 103.7 WXCY radio station will once again provide the Saturday night headliner at the Bash, Sundance Head! Part of team Blake Shelton, Sundance Head was the 11th season of The Voice winner in 2016. Local bands like The Grinders, Boot N Rally and Walk Ins Welcome will also be performing at the Bash. It’s a weekend full of delicious BBQ, excellent music and good fun!
It just keeps getting better! Celebrate your love of all things craft beer with us on September 22 as we kick off Harford Beer Week! Known for our agricultural heritage, Harford County is home to four incredible microbreweries: Independent Brewing Company, Slate Farm Brewery, AleCraft Brewery and Falling Branch Brewery. Brought to you in partnership with Visit Harford, join us for a full week of events, including tap takeovers, tastings, dinners and more at the various restaurants, pubs, breweries and bottle shops in Harford County. Grab a free Harford Beer Week booklet at one of the participating locations to begin your beer tour around the county. The booklet features a flavor wheel and score cards for you to complete with each beer enjoyed. New to the booklet is a BINGO centerfold; think of it as a beer-themed scavenger hunt. Make a purchase from the each of businesses listed on the BINGO boards, and then turn it in at one of the participating locations to be entered to win an incredible beer-themed prize! View the full list of events and participants of Harford Beer Week at downtownbelair.com.
The Harford Beer Week festivities commence with Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 22. To learn more information and to purchase tickets, visit downtownbelair.com. We cannot wait for you to experience all of the enjoyable things happening in Downtown Bel Air!