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, October 15th from 4pm – 10pm and Saturday, October 16th from 12pm – 10pm. This is a rain or shine event.

All applicants must submit payment with their application.  In the event of your application not being accepted, your application fee will be refunded.

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

Check-in begins on Thursday, October 14th from 6pm-9pm and Friday, October 15th from 8am-11am. Setup is Friday morning, October 15th and Health Department inspections begin at 10am. All setup must be completed by 12pm on Friday, October 15th and all vehicles must be removed.


All applications are due on Monday, August 31st.


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

2021 Applications are now open

    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.

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