Bring a Big Appetite to the Silver Spring Jerk and Barbecue Festival on Aug. 18
Come to Veteran Plaza on Sunday, August 18th for the first Silver Spring Jerk and Barbecue Festival 2019. This celebration of food and music is sure to be fun for the whole family.
As the name suggests, this party is all about the jerk. The jerk style is a form of cooking native to Jamaica that makes heavy use of a spice mixture of the same name. The spices can be used as a dry rub, or as the major part of a marinade. At this festival, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy dishes in this style from Taste of Jamaica. They’ll serve jerk chicken and jerk pork, with a side of rice and peas as well as salad. Of course, you’ll need to drink something that complements your meal, which is why Reggae Wines will provide a special wine tasting. While you enjoy this excellent food and drink, take in live entertainment in various forms. A fashion show will take place, and Walter will be on hand later to perform his blend of jazz and blues music.
Tickets range from $10 to $15. Proceeds will go to J.E.P.F. Inc. a 501(c) charity.