5th Annual Baltimore Seafood Fest FAQ
Saturday, September 15, 2018
12pm to 7pm
Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston Street Baltimore, MD 21224
Gates –We will be begin ID & Bag check at 12pm. Please have your ID out and ready. There will be 6,000+ people and we thank you in advance for your patience.
***VIP ticket holders may enter an hour early at 11am
Groupon – If you purchased a General Admission ticket, please bring your printed tickets and a valid ID. Once inside, you can purchase food and beverage tickets at the main ticket booth.
Eventbrite Ticket Holders – Please print out your tickets or have them pulled up on your phone. We do have the ability to look up the tickets by last name too. Please bring a valid ID. There is a different line for each type of ticket. Please be sure to enter the correct line. We will have a table for each ticket type (General Admission, Food & Drink, B’more Crabby, and VIP). Please look at signs before entering a line. If you purchased two different types of tickets, please go to the appropriate line and send your guest to the appropriate line.
VIP Ticket Holders – VIP ticket holders will be able to enter at 11am. The VIP tent will be open at 11am where there will be mimosas, assorted bagels, pastries, and fruit. Please see the event map to locate the VIP tent. Guests will be allowed to order one drink at a time at the open bar in the VIP tent. There is community seating in the VIP area. The seating is for adult ticket holders only (children may be in the tent, but we have one seat for each paying VIP ticket holder). Your VIP open bar wristband is only valid in the VIP tent. There will be beer, wine, signature cocktails, and bottled water available. Your 10 food tickets and half dozen crab tickets will be in your VIP envelope. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood will be steaming crabs (see map for location).
Tickets for Purchasing Food & Drinks – The restaurants and bars do not accept cash. Tickets must be purchased in order to eat and drink. There is one main ticket booth (see map). We HIGHLY recommend purchasing a strip of 20 to 40 tickets at once. The food and drink tickets are interchangeable and can be used at restaurants, food trucks, and any of the b Scene wine stations, and cocktail/ beer stations. You may pay via cash or credit card. Please note that a $1.00 service charge will be added for all credit card transactions. There will be two ATM’s located inside the event.
***Drink and food tickets are non-refundable
***Many food trucks will take credit cards
Broken Glasses – Please be very careful with your glass! If you require a replacement, there will be a fee of $5 (while supplies last). Please go to the Food and Drink ticket booth and our management team will assist you.
Food Options and Pricing – Restaurants and food trucks will each offer 1 signature dish for 5 tickets of less (each ticket = $1). They will also have other menu items available at different price ranges. Check out the menu under Patricipating Restaurant and Food Trucks.
Steamed Crabs – If you want to reserve your steamed crabs, you must purchase a VIP or B’more Crabby ticket in advance. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood will have some available for purchase while supplies last. One half dozen premium male crabs will be $30.
Drink Options and Pricing – We will have 4 signature cocktails, adult snowcones, 40+ wines, and 5 beers offered at the event.
Water – 2 Tickets
Beer – 6 Tickets
Wine & Sangria – 7 Tickets
Effen Adult Snow Cones – 7 Tickets
Signature Cocktails – 8 Tickets
Cash – We advise that you bring cash to the event. This will make it easier to purchase food and drink tickets. There will be two ATM machines inside the event if you need additional cash.
Bag Check – We will have a bag check area prior to the event entrance – please see list of permitted items and non-permitted items.
Items Permitted – Guests will be allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, card tables, personal umbrellas, sealed bottled waters and sunscreen.
Items NOT permitted – coolers, tents, beach umbrellas, outside alcohol, outside food (baby food/ formula will be approved), weapons, and illegal substances.
Pets – We recommend against your bringing your pet as they may not be within 50 feet of any restaurant tents/ areas including the VIP tent. You may get a festival wristband if you plan on leaving the festival to attend to your pet and re-entering at a later time.
Parking – We have partnered with Spot Hero and you may reserve a parking space in advance. Spaces are limited and you must pay in advance to reserve your spot. Details at baltimoreseafoodfest.com under parking. There are also street spots available. We also recommend walking, taking the water taxi, bicycling, or taking an uber. Use promo code UBERHARBOR to save on your first ride.
Shopping – We have a lot of great vendors! Be sure to check them out!
Main Stage Schedule –
11am to 1pm – J. Gray
1:30pm to 3pm – Strykers’ Posse
3:30pm to 5pm – The Scotch Bonnets
5:30pm to 7pm – Honey Extractor
Horseshoe Casino Cooking Demo Tent Schedule – Stop by and experience complimentary demos throughout the day by the Horseshoe Casino’s top chefs!
12:30pm - “Giada’s Lemon Pea Alfredo”
Join Chef Brian Drosenos, the Executive Chef of GDL Italian by Giada, and learn how to make Giada’s Lemon Pea Alfredo.
1:15pm - “Peruvian Ceviche”
Join Chef Steven Lobato, the Chef de Cuisine of Gordon Ramsay Steak, and learn how to make the authentic Peruvian Ceviche.
2pm - “Beef Cheek Gnocchi”
Join Chef Brandon Sydnor, the Executive Chef of Gordon Ramsay Steak, and learn how to make Gordon Ramsay Steak Baltimore’s signature Roseda Farms Beef Cheek Gnocchi.
2:45pm - “Amazing New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp/Oysters”
Join Chef Samantha Love of the Horseshoe Baltimore and learn how to make the delicious New Orleans BBQ Sauce that pairs so perfectly with Grilled Shrimp and Fried Oysters.
3:30pm - “Gordon Ramsay’s Famous Hell’s Kitchen Antioxidant”
Join Mixologist Aldrus Reddick, AGM of Gordon Ramsay Steak, and learn the chemistry behind and how to make the amazing HK Antioxidant”
4:15pm - Chef Erik Vance “Guys Perfect Brisket Sliders”
Join Chef Erik, the Executive Chef of Guy’s Baltimore Bar and Kitchen, and learn how to make Guys Famous Brisket Sliders”
5pm - Chef Brian Drosenos “How to make delicious Italian BBQ Shrimp”
Join Chef Brian Drosenos, the Executive Chef of GDL Italian by Giada, and learn how to Italian BBQ Shrimp.
5:45pm - Chef Brandon Sydnor “How to make the perfect Beef Wellington”
Join Chef Brandon Sydnor, the Executive Chef of Gordon Ramsay Steak, and learn the proper way to make Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Signature Beef Wellington.
Merritt Club Lounge – Be sure to stop by the Merritt Clubs lounge for fun games and partake in the crab shuffle challenge where you can show off your best crab shuffle and be entered to win a FREE 3 month membership.
Be Social! – twitter and instagram @bsceneevents and facebook.com/baltimoreseafoodfest Don’t forget to use #BaltSeafoodFest when posting!
Drink Responsibly – Everyone 21+ must have a valid hand stamp in order to drink. Please drink responsibly. Bartenders will not be permitted to serve any intoxicated guests.
We love Non-Profits - A portion of event proceeds will benefit Baltimore Design School and Soccer Without Borders
Festival Cancellation Policy – The event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. The VIP section is tented. Guests are welcome to bring in umbrellas.
Questions – Our management team will be ready to assist guests and will be at the front gate.