Boston JerkFest Caribbean Foodie Festival and Boston Hot Sauce Fest

Schedule

Fri Jul 01 2022 at 05:00 pm to Sat Jul 02 2022 at 07:00 pm

UTC-04:00

Location

McCurdy Outdoor Track | Boston, MA

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9th Boston JerkFest Caribbean Foodies Festival, Boston Hot Sauce Fest, and Rum & Brew Tasting at our new location, Harvard Athletic Complex.
About this Event

Are you ready for Boston's hottest festival? The 9th Annual Boston JerkFest is back for 2 days of fun in the sun this summer, July 1-2, 2022!  This an out-door, family-friendly Caribbean food festival event that features Jamaican jerk hot spiced BBQ food. The festival will be held at a new location, at the Harvard Athletic Complex, 145 North Beacon Street, in Allston and just over the Harvard Square bridge, less than a 7 minute walk from Harvard Square. View our video of the event to get a taste of what to expect. A portion of the proceeds of this event supports Cambridge Carnival International and Sustainable Food and Culture.

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The Rum & Brew Tasting is Friday, July 1, 5:30-8:30 PM

General Admission: 5:30- 8:03 PM. VIP Admission: 5-8:30 PM. 2-day passes available.

At this tented outdoor event, you'll enjoy tastings of rum, craft beer, hard cider, mead and other spirits and other artisan brews. A meal ticket is included in your admission. The 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:

  • Samplings of cocktails, rum, other spirits, craft beer, hard cider, and artisan beverages
  • Cocktail Demos featuring cocktails from participating vendors stirring up the best “Irie” drinks
  • A meal ticket
  • 2022 Caribbean Cocktail Throwdown with Boston’s top Mixologists competing for bragging rights and winner of Boston’s best Caribbean Rum Cocktail.


VIP Admission- Boston JerkFest Rum & Brew Tasting, July 1, 2022, 5:00-8:30 PM

Hate to wait in lines, want the total Caribbean experience? Try our a VIP ticket 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 Saturday’s food festival, June 23rd. ($75.00 value)
  • Exclusive ½ hour early access to Rum & Brew Tasting at 5:00 PM to get an early start on the beverage tastings. ($ 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 ($15.00 value)
  • JerkFest VIP goodie bag with Boston JerkFest swag ($20.00+ value)


Boston JerkFest Festival, & Hot Sauce Fest, Saturday, July 2, 2022, 11AM - 7 PM

This family-friendly event offers more than a dozen 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.


Highlights of the festival include: 
  • Top local Caribbean Chefs offering authentic jerk spiced foods and traditional  Caribbean home-made beverages for sale
  • Spice Lane featuring the Boston Hot Sauce Fest with lots of spicy sauces, herbs, jellies, and more.
  • 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
  • Kids Zone with  interactive arts & crafts and activities for children of  all ages
  • Ethnic arts and craft vendors

2-Day Festival Pass: Rum & Brew and Boston JerkFest & Hot Sauce Fest (7/1-2)

Enjoy two days of fun in the sun and Eat, Drink, and Be Irie with us. Come "lime" with us on Friday night for our Rum & Brew Tasting and comeback the next day for more music, more food , more spice, and more fun. This 2-day pass is for 21+ year old attendees.



BOSTON JERKFEST WEEKEND FAQ

Where 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

Is food included with my ticket? Food is NOT included with your general admission ticket for Saturday. 1 meal ticket is included on Friday night for a meal from one of our featured vendors. Food will be available for sale at reasonable prices on Saturday. 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 selected vendors on Saturday.

What vendors will be at Boston JerkFest this year?A full list of vendors can be found on our website and coming soon We will update it as vendors are confirmed.

Is my registration ticket transferrable ?Yes, tickets are transferrable. You can change the name on the ticket. No reentry.

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, July 1, 2022, 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, July 1, 2022. Boston JerkFest & Hot Sauce Fest is a family friendly event and we encourage that you bring your children.

Are kids free to attend?No children allowed at the Rum & Brew Tasting on Friday, no matter what age. Children 10 years and under have free admission to the festival. There is a nominal admission fee for children 11-`14 years old.

What are my transportation options getting to the event? We suggest you take the MBTA. Go to the Harvard Square stop, and walk 7 minutes across the Harvard Bridge to the location. Buses 66 and 86 are also nearby.

What are my parking options?Parking garages within a 5-10 minute walk are listed below. Check our website for details.

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

Eat, Drink and Be Irie!

Connect with us!

Web/Info: www.bostonjerkfest.com Email: [email protected]

Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @bostonjerkfest

Hashtags: #bostonjerkfest, #2022JFest, #rumandbrew #eatdrinkandbeirie #bostonhotsaucefest


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McCurdy Outdoor Track, 145 North Harvard Street, Boston, United States

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USD 5.00 to USD 125.00

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