Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's Time for Pig & Whiskey 2014

This weekend, July 18th - 20th, the Pig & Whiskey festival will return to the streets of Ferndale for a three day takeover of the city. BBQ, bands, and every brand of whiskey you can imagine will be available for your consumption. The weather report is looking good and entry to the event is FREE, so there is no reason to miss out on the fun.

Usually Pig & Whiskey is the first of two local festivals sponsored by the W.A.B., but this year it will be your only chance to get out there and enjoy some good old fashioned drinking, food, and music, in the sun. D.I.Y is canceled this year, so will just have to party extra hard this weekend to make up for it. The festival is also family friendly, so do not be afraid to pack the kiddies into a stroller or a little red wagon and bring them along for the fun.

This year's food vendor list includes Detroit BBQThe WA..B, Slow's BBQ, RUB BBQ Pub, Smoke Ring BBQ, Red Smoke, Vintage House Banquets and Catering , The Clarkston Union, Vinsetta Garage, Rock City Eatery, Alley Taco,Treat Dreams, and Taste & Tell.

The whiskey lineup includes Jack Daniel's Old #7 Black, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Southern Comfort 100 Proof, Old Forester 100 Proof, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Decanter, Woodford Reserve Double Oak, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Gentleman Jack, Southern Comfort Lime, Early Times, Early Times Fire Eater, Early Times 354, Southern Comfort Black Cherry, Southern Comfort 70 Proof, Canadian Mist, Canadian Mist Black Diamond, Collingwood Canadian, Canadian Mist Cinnamon, Canadian Mist Maple, Herradura Silver Tequila, Southern Comfort 70 Proof, Woodward Limited, Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey, Black Velvet Toasted Caramel, Black Velvet Cinnamon Rush, Black Velvet Reserve 8 year, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Elijah Craig 12 Year, Bernheim, Evan Williams Reserve Honey, Evan Williams Reserve Cherry, Rittenhouse Rye, Evan Williams Black, Heaven Hill, Red stag hard core cider, Jim Beam Devils cut, Jim Beam Kentucky fire, Jim Beam Signature, Basil Hayden, New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon, Hatter Royale Hopped Whiskey, Zeppelin Bend Straight Malt Whiskey, Bill's Michigan Wheat Whiskey, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Ole Smoky Original Moonshine, Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine, Ole Smoky Sweet Tea Moonshine, Ole Smoky Watermelon Moonshine, Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine, and Sailor Jerry Rum.

They will also have a tent featuring cocktails from Imperial, Cork, Como's, McClary Bros, Public House, the emory, Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, The Stand Birmingham, The Loving Touch, Toast, and Three Blind Mice.

This year the festival will also have a beer tent for those of us that just want to chug a cold one while we eat our meat.

This year’s stage is sponsored by Jack Daniels and the lineup for all three days is as follows:

Friday, July 18
Heartlesss BastardsBeggarsDuendeOak Bones, The ILL Itches

Saturday, July 19
Goober & The PeasPONYSHOWThe HandGrenadesBlaire Alise & The BombshellsSean Forbes, The Blueflowers, Old Empire, Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment, Seven Birds One Stone, The Whiskey Charmers

Sunday, July 20
Justin Townes Earle, Ian Link, Dutch PinkThe Infatuations, Ryan Dillaha & The Miracle Men, Brunswick Brawlers, The Decamp Sisters, Escaping Pavement

The festivities will take place from 6 p.m. to Midnight on Friday, 11 a.m. to Midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. All ages are welcome to attend. You must purchase tickets to buy drinks, cash or credit is accepted. Food vendors do not take tickets; most food vendors take cash only, a few take credit cards. We suggest making a run to the ATM before you hit the fest, but if need be, there is one onsite. For parking ideas or directions to the festival click here.


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