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Tickets are on sale for Hog & Barrel 2024

GREENVILLE, S.C.—  The Upstate’s most unique celebration of those Southern staples of bourbon, BBQ, and bacon is back this November.


Tickets for Hog & Barrel: A Bourbon, BBQ & Bacon Festival can be purchased at www.hogandbarrelfestival.com. The festival will be Friday, November 1, 2024 and Saturday, November 2, 2024 at Events at Judson Mill located just five minutes from downtown Greenville at 701 Easley Bridge Road.


More details about the event will be announced in the coming months such as participating distilleries and bourbon brands as well as the restaurants that will be cooking up their most creative pork, BBQ, or bourbon-themed dishes for your enjoyment, and entertainment options that will leave you wanting more. Participating chefs and mixologists will compete to win up to $2,500 in cash prizes for offering the best dish or best bourbon cocktail. The event is hosted to support Greenville Technical College’s Culinary Institute of the Carolinas. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship and equipment fund for the college. 


The event will include:


Bourbonpalooza | Saturday, November 2nd | Session I from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Session II from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.​: The headlining event of the weekend, Bourbonpalooza will showcase the Upstate’s best culinary minds as chefs face off with their most inspired BBQ or bourbon dishes and bartenders battle it out with their most creative bourbon cocktails. Entertainment options will include a mechanical bull, an artisan craft market, and live music, plus a tailgate area streaming live college football games. This event is all-you-can-eat and all-you-can responsibly drink. If bourbon isn’t your thing, there will be plenty of beer, wine, and spiritless beverages available so that everyone can enjoy the festivities. Add on a Bourbon Experience ticket (included with Super VIP) to sample of dozens of different bourbons in a special hour-long tasting session!


Bourbon Experience | Saturday, November 2nd: Spend an hour exploring the bourbon portfolios of more than a dozen distilleries. Sip on premium spirits selected by experts who will guide you through their unique flavor notes. Timed sessions start at 11:30 a.m. and are one hour long. Tickets to the Bourbon Experience are included for Super VIPs and sold separately for all others.


Taste of the Barrel: A Bourbon Dinner | Friday, November 1st | 7 p.m.: Indulge in an unforgettable evening of culinary mastery and bourbon brilliance with "Taste of the Barrel: A Bourbon Dinner Soirée," curated by renowned chef and South Carolina Chef Ambassador, Michael Sibert of White Wine & Butter. Embark on a tantalizing taste journey as Chef Sibert expertly crafts a five-course menu that pays homage to the rich flavors of bourbon-infused cuisine. Each dish is meticulously designed to complement and elevate the complex notes of carefully selected bourbons, creating a symphony of taste sensations that will delight the palate and ignite the senses.​Complementing Chef Sibert's culinary creations are bourbon cocktail pairings curated by Tammy Johnson, CEO & Chief Mixologist for High Spirits Hospitality. Elevate your meal with premium spirits and homemade, hand-selected ingredients, artfully combined to harmonize perfectly with each course.​From the first pour to the final bite, "Taste of the Barrel" promises an evening of culinary enchantment and unparalleled indulgence. Admission to this exclusive event is limited to Super VIP ticket holders only.​

“We are excited to bring back Hog & Barrel to our new home, Events at Judson Mill. We sold out of VIP tickets the first day last time, so don’t delay in getting your tickets for this year. We can’t wait to celebrate the Upstate’s food and beverage scene,” said Johnson said. “This is a festival for those who want a new and one-of-its-kind experience.”


About Hog & Barrel: A Bourbon, BBQ, & Bacon Festival:

A true Southern tradition, nothing pairs better than bourbon, barbecue, and bacon, and nothing brings them together in Greenville like the Hog & Barrel: A Bourbon, BBQ & Bacon Festival. This landmark, two-day festival starts November 1 and features bourbon tastings, signature dishes, live music, artisan craftsmen, and more. Tickets and further information be found at www.hogandbarrelfestival.com.


About High Spirits Hospitality:

High Spirits Hospitality is the parent company of five independent brand companies: Liquid Catering, Events at Judson Mill, Bravo1 Protection, The 405, and High Spirits Events. What started as a small bartending service has grown into a thriving South Carolina-based company with more than 150 employees, more than 35,000 square feet of real estate, and scores of awards and accolades. High Spirits Hospitality is a 100% woman-owned business with the single vision of being the go-to provider for event and security services. Learn more at www.highspiritshospitality.com


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