Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival, sponsored by Gateway Subaru, this weekend in Salisbury, MD’s Winterplace Park. The festival offers three days of family-friendly entertainment including live music, rides and games, unique craft vendors, delicious food and cold beverages. Admission is $7 daily for adults, and children under 12 are admitted free.

To kick things off on Friday, Warner Music Nashville recording artist Charlie Worsham will headline the Rommel Harley-Davidson stage at 8:30pm. The excitement continues on Saturday morning with the new VIP Experience, which includes perks like access to the VIP tent, premiere restroom facilities, KCBS barbeque samples, beer samples and a whole hog cooking demonstration and samples. Tickets for the VIP Experience must be purchased in advance. Southern rocker Jimmie Van Zant will headline the Rommel Harley-Davidson stage on Saturday at 8pm.

On Sunday, in celebration of Mother’s Day, moms will receive $3 admission. The Eastern Shore Wing War sponsored by Mountaire Farms will return, featuring the People’s Choice Wing Competition, Amateur Wing Eating Competition and Professional Wing Eating Competition, in which World Championship Joey Chestnut will return to defend his title against other professional eaters including top-ranked female eaters Miki Sudo and Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas.

Free parking and shuttle service will be available from Wor-Wic Community College on Route 50 (32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury). The shuttle will run all hours of the event and for one hour are the close of the festival.

Pets and outside food and drinks are not permitted on festival grounds.

The festival is a rain or shine event. For up-to-the-minute information throughout the weekend, follow us on Facebook ( or Twitter (@PorkinthePark). For a complete weekend schedule, visit

Pork in the Park BBQ Festival / 1.800.332.TOUR

Admission $7 Daily / Children Under 12 Free

Friday, May 9: 4 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 10: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 11: 12 – 5 p.m.