VIP Ticket Exclusive Sampling

​In addition to private restrooms, air conditioning, and exclusive club level seating, VIP ticket holders also have the opportunity to exclusive samples and unique learning opportunities. Check back often as more VIP benefits are added as they are confirmed.

Phillips Seafood Restaurants

VIP Education – Crabology at 12:30 PM

​Do you know the difference between Backfin and Jumbo Lump crab meat? What is the best crab meat grade for crab cakes? Join Donald Manning Phillips Seafood’s crabologist for a cooking demonstration to learn how to best cook with crab.
VIP Participants will receive free recipes and the opportunity to sample the food cooked during the presentation.

VIP Education – Bashes by Brooke Brown Mixology 3:30 PM

Want to learn how to create fantastic summer cocktails? Brooke Brown, owner of Bashes by Brooke Brown, is the 2018 Mid Atlantic Battle of the Bottle Winner and Allied Member of the Maryland Distillers Guild. Brooke has a passion for crafting cocktails and teaches mixology classes around the state of Maryland as well as consults various restaurants and industries. Brooke believes that everyone deserves a fantastic cocktail so she is here to serve it.
Instagram: @BashesbyBrookeBrown

Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM)
Food Sampling

​The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) and its Education Foundation exist to promote, protect and improve the foodservice and hospitality industry in Maryland. Through their distinct but complementary missions, RAM & RAMEF work side-by-side to lead and support the industry.

Join RAM as they provide samples of their signature dishes. Included with every ticket is sample coupons to be used throughout the RAM Sampling Concourse.  Additional tickets can be purchased at the festival.

Restaurants participating include:

Be sure to check back often as more participants are added every day!

Phillips Seafood Restaurants

Food Trucks & More!

​Additional food is available for purchase.  Check back as more participants are added daily!

Craft Beer & Wine

2019 Craft Beer and Wine Participants

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