Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Boston, United States
Bring your friends and family and join us for Boston JerkFest™, a unique and memorable experience that is full of spice, fun and food.
Eat, Drink, and Be Irie©
Get your tickets in advance.
Ticket prices will be higher if purchased at the door.
Boston JerkFest™ is an out-door/in-door family-friendly Caribbean style food festival that features Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and hot. Boston Jerkfest™ is Saturday, June, 29, 2013 at the Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkley Street in the South End (entrance to festival at the corner of Appleton Street and Tremont Street), Boston and offers two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm.
Boston Jerkfest™ will feature top local Caribbean Chefs, authentic Caribbean food for sale, including specialty foods such as: spicy jams, nuts, desserts, and traditional home-made drinks from the Caribbean with entertainment and performances for the whole family. It also features a Rum & Brew Tasting for 21+ festival attendees.
Festival Only price per Session: $15 Adults; $6 Children under 12 years: Access to Festival site only with live entertainment and opportunity to purchase authentic jerk and other spicy foods as well specialty foods, desserts, and home-made Caribbean non-alcoholic drinks.
Rum & Brew Tasting + Festival price per Session: $35 (21+ Only): Unlimited Tastings of local craft beer, local rum, and other creative Caribbean-themed libations. The Tasting event will feature live bands performing a variety of Caribbean and Latin rhythms from 12pm-3pm. This is an All Access pass to the Festival and Rum & Brew Tasting. All alcohol must be contained inside the premises in the designated Rum & Brew Tasting area.
Jamaican jerk spice is a complex hot and spicy seasoning that is either wet or dry and used as a rub to marinate and cook various types of proteins. Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Pepper, its main ingredient responsible for the heat in the spice, is one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. Other ingredients include allspice and a variety of Caribbean spices. Jerk is also a cooking technique applied to many different types of food, mostly proteins, including chicken, pork, goat, beef ribs, fish, shellfish, tofu, and others. Jamaican jerk seasoning and cooking has become very popular in the US and Western Europe. The majority of Caribbean Restaurants in Boston feature some type of jerk dish on their menus.
The process of jerking is similar to barbecuing and is often done over an open flame. In Jamaica, the best jerk food is barbequed in a fire pit underground. Jamaican jerk spice is said to have African roots. The spice and technique was perfected by Africans who settled in the town of Boston, in the Parish of Portland, Jamaica, where today, an annual festival celebrates authentic jerk. Our Boston Jerkfest™ will pay homage to Boston, Jamaica, the home of real Jamaican jerk!
About The Producer
Boston Jerkfest™ is produced by The Williams Agency, also producer of signature regional events such as the Boston Local Food Festival, Cambridge Carnival International, and Hyper-Local Brewfest. A portion of the proceeds of this event will support Cambridge Carnival International, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that organizes the annual Cambridge Carnival in Kendall Square, Cambridge.
For more information about Boston Jerkfest:
Directions & Parking: Entry to the festival is from the Tremont Street entrance. The festival is accessible via public transportation, which is encouraged. For directions, parking information click here
Call: The Williams Agency at 617-395-7680
Vendor application: Visit www.bostonjerkfest.com for application
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Free ride is available for ALL attendees to/from Boston Jerkfest location at the Benjamin Franklin Institute via SideCar!
Free rides* to and from Boston Jerkfest for ALL Rum & Brew sessions at Boston Jerkfest! Simply download the App for your smartphone, go to our event to have fun, then get home safe for free!
*When you enter your trip details you'll still see the estimated suggested donation for future rides, but this one's on us (you'll see a screen confirming your free ride once you're dropped off).
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Boston Jerkfest is a family friendly event and we encourage you bring your kids to have fun at the festival. There will be Kids Corner at the event with fun activities. However, the Rum & Brew Tasting event is a 21+ event with I.D. checked at the entrance.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Event is hosted at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St, Boston in the South End. Check-in entrance is on Appleton Street, which is the other side of the venue, directly across the street from 478 Tremont St.
By the T: You can reach us via the Orange Line at the Back Bay Station or the Greenline at the Arlington & Coply stops.
By Local Bus: Please take #43 (Direction: Ruggles Station via Tremont St.) and get off at Tremont St @ Berkeley St. stop. Head south on Tremont St towards Berkeley St. and turn right onto Berkeley St., the destination will be on your right.
By Sidecar: We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Sidecar this year to offer you a FREE ride* to AND from the Benjamin Franklin Institute! Simply download the App (www.side.cr) from your smartphone, plug in your "start" and "end" points and get a ride to and from the fest for free! The venue address is 41 Berkeley St, Boston.
*When you enter your trip details you'll still see the estimated suggested donation for future rides, but this ride's on Sidecar (you'll see a screen confirming your free ride once you're dropped off). If the driver is not available, try 5 minutes later! This service will be available from 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM.
Parking: 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?
Please call the Boston Jerkfest Team at (617) 395-7680
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, you can transfer through eventbrite account. For more information, please check: goo.gl/ROVrP
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. For more information, please check: goo.gl/ROVrP
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We encourage you to download the APP from eventbrite and go paperless! The Boston Jerkfest Crew will be scanning the QR code on your ticket, a PDF file on your phone also works.
What is the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable, but you can transfer to friends through eventbrite account. For more information, please check: goo.gl/ROVrP
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