Get ready for Boston's hottest festival! The 4th Annual Boston JerkFest is back for 2 days of fun in the sun this summer! 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. 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.
Rum & Brew @ Boston JerkFest, Friday, June 24, 2016. General Admission: 6:30-9:30pm. VIP: 6-9:30pm. 2-day passes and VIP admission 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 evening is for 21+ year old guest.
Boston JerkFest Food Festival, Saturday, June 25, 2016. 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.
Snag your Rum & Brew tickets early because we sell out every year. We also have 2-day ticket packages available. This event is for 21+ year old attendees only and you get the following included with your admission ticket:
You have a choice of two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm.Boston JerkFest food festival will feature:
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 only and includes the following with your admission ticket:
Hate to wait in lines, want the total Caribbean experience? Try our limited VIP tickets so you can maximize your fun at Boston JerkFest. Here is what we are offering for VIP Tickets:
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 the Squadup APP: here for IOS and here for ANDRIOD for quick paperless 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?
Boston JerkFest food festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016 is a family friendly event and we encourage that you bring your kids. However, the Rum & Brew Tasting event on Friday, June 24, 2016 is a 21+ event with I.D. checked at the entrance. You also have to be 21+ to purchase alcohol on site.
Are kids free to attend?
Children under 5 have free attendance to the festival. Children between 5-12 years old pay $5.00 per child. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for family rates for more than 3 children attending.
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.
Are dogs allowed?
Due to the nature of the event, dogs are not allowed.
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) 338-7396
Pilgrim Parking 131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA (617) 723-1488
Dartmouth Street Garage 126 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA (617) 266-9046
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!