The MD BBQ Bash has been voted the “Best Event in Harford County” by readers of the Baltimore Sun and attracts an estimated 35,000 attendees over our 2 days. We seek the best food vendors to serve our patrons and aim for a diverse mix of offerings.

Event Details

The MD State BBQ Bash will take place on Friday, August 11 from 4pm – 10pm and Saturday, August 12 from 12pm – 10pm. This is a rain or shine event.

All applicants must submit payment with their application.

Only space is provided. All accepted vendors must provide their own equipment and material.

Setup is Friday morning, August 11th and Health Department inspections begin at 10am.


All applications are due on Monday, May 1st.


To serve any barbecue products we require the vendor to also compete in the State Championship KCBS contest in all 4 categories and we expect them to be competitive in the contest.

All vendors must be open for the duration of the event (both days).

Application Details

To be considered for the MD State BBQ Bash, please complete the application below. All applications will be reviewed by a panel to provide a diverse mix to our visitors.

First Name

Last Name

Business Name

Phone Number


Street Address



Zip Code

Have you been a Food Vendor at the MD State BBQ Bash in the past? Please check all appropriate boxes.
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Will you be selling any form of BBQ (chicken, ribs, pork, or brisket):

If so, what is your BBQ Competition Team Name:

Please select one of the following options

By entering your name below you certify that your entire set-up will completely fit within the space dimensions paid for. Absolutely nothing is permitted outside your paid dimensions.

Please provide a picture or diagram of your set up and details of your menu

Please provide references for at least 3 past events vended. (required)

Additional comments


I hereby release the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, host of MD State BBQ Bash, its employees and volunteers from all responsibility in the event of a personal injury, or loss, damage or theft of merchandise.

Please submit an electronic signature by typing your name below.