6th Boston JerkFest Caribbean Foodie Festival
Are you ready for Boston's hottest festival? The 6th Annual Boston JerkFest is back for 2 days of fun in the sun this summer, June 22-23, 2018! This out-door/in-door, family-friendly, festival is a Caribbean foodie event that features Jamaican jerk hot spiced BBQ food. The festival is held in South End at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley Street, South End, Boston. View our video of the event to get a taste of what to expect below. A portion of the proceeds of this event supports Cambridge Carnival International.
The Rum & Brew Tasting is Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:30-9:30pm
General Admission: 6:30-9:30pm. VIP Admission: 6-9:30pm. 2-day passes available.
At this in-door/out-door event, enjoy unlimited tastings of rum, craft beer, hard cider, mead and other spirits and other artisan brews. Jerk food will be for sale by selected vendors. Event includes live music, DJ, cocktail demos, and Boston JerkFest Cocktail Throwdown competition. This event is for 21+ year old attendees only and you get the following included with your admission ticket:
Unlimited samplings of rum, other spirits, craft beer, hard cider, and artisan beverages
Cocktail Demos featuring cocktails from participating vendors stirring up the best “Irie” drinks
2018 Caribbean Cocktail Throwdown with Boston’s top Mixologists competing for bragging rights and winner of the
Boston’s best Caribbean Rum Cocktail.
VIP Admission to Boston JerkFest Rum & Brew Tasting, Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:00-9:30pm
Hate to wait in lines, want the total Caribbean experience? Try our limited VIP tickets so you can maximize your fun at Boston JerkFest. VIP Tickets holders get a 2-day entry.Here is what we are offering for VIP Tickets:
All benefits of a 2-day ticket pass with entry to Friday Rum & Brew Tasting and Session 1 or Session 2 at Saturday’s food festival, June 23rd. ($65.00 value)
Exclusive JerkFest branded tasting glass ($6 value)
Exclusive ½ hour early access to Rum & Brew Tasting at 6:00pm to get an early start on our unlimited beverage tastings. ($ priceless value).
Fast lane VIP line for easy entry. ($ priceless value).
One complimentary food sampling ticket to be redeemed by any vendor at Rum & Brew event, Friday, June 23 ($8.00 value)
JerkFest VIP goodie bag ($20.00+ value)
Boston JerkFest Food Festival, Saturday, June 23, 2018
Two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm. 2-day passes available.
This family-friendly event offers more than 25 vendors selling a variety of jerk hot spiced food, hot sauces and Caribbean specialty products; craft vendors, live music, kids activities, a Jerk Cook-off, a Seafood Throwdown, other Chef Demos, and a Reggae Bar offering rum punch, craft beer and wine for sale.
You have a choice of two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm.
Highlights of the festival include:
Top local Caribbean Chefs offering authentic jerk spiced foods and traditional Caribbean home-made beverages for sale
Live music featuring reggae, steel band and other Caribbean music
Jerk Cook-off Competition
The Reggae Bar will have rum punch, craft beer, wine and artisan beverages for sale on Saturday.
Spice Lane includes specialty foods such as rum cake, spicy jams, jerk cheesecake, hot sauces, and desserts
Kids Zone with interactive arts & crafts and activities for children of all ages
Arts and craft vendors
2-Day Festival Pass: Rum & Brew (6/22) & Food Festival (6/23)
Enjoy two days of fun in the sun! Come "lime" with us on Friday night for our in-door/out-door Rum & Brew Tasting and comeback the next day for more music, more food and more fun. This 2-day pass is for 21+ year old attendees.
BOSTON JERKFEST RUM & BREW TASTING FAQ
Wher can I find what's happening and more details about the festival?More details about vendors, and activities and all you need to know about Boston JerkFest can be found on our website at www.bostonjerkfest.com
Is food included with my ticket?
Food is NOT included with your general admission ticket. Food will be available for sale at reasonable prices for both days. Limited samples will be available at the discretion of the vendors. There will be more food vendor options on Saturday. VIP tickets include one meal ticket to be redeemed at any vendor on Friday night.
What vendors will be at Boston JerkFest this year?A full list of vendors can be found on our website. We will update it as vendors are confirmed.
Is my registration ticket transferrable between sessions?No, tickets are not transferrable from one session to another. You can change the name on the ticket.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?We encourage you to download Eventbrite App for fast check in! Our team will be scanning the QR code from your phone or ticket.
What is the refund policy?All tickets are non-refundable, but you can transfer to friends, You cannot transfer a ticket from one session to another.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?The Rum & Brew Tasting event on Friday, June 22, 2018 is a 21+ event with I.D. checked at the entrance. You also have to be 21+ to purchase alcohol on site. Boston JerkFest food festival on Saturday, June 23, 2018 is a family friendly event and we encourage that you bring your childen.
Are kids free to attend?No children allowed at the Rum & Brew Tasting. Children 12 years and under have free admisssion to the festival.
What are my transportation options getting to the event?By the T: You can reach us via the Orange Line at the Back Bay Station or the Green line at the Arlington and Copley MBTA stops.
What are my parking options?Parking garages within a 5-10 minute walk are listed below:
Stanhope Garage 60 E Berkeley St, Boston, MA (617) 338-7396Pilgrim Parking 131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA (617) 723-1488Dartmouth Street Garage 126 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA (617) 266-9046
Are dogs allowed?Due to the nature of the event, dogs are not allowed.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?The website is the best place to keep in touch with the latest information about Boston JerkFest at www.bostonjerkfest.com
Eat, Drink and Be Irie!
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