A very limited number of tickets are on sale for The Pitmaster & Pappy - an exclusive Hangout Cook-Off Event with Chris Lilly and Aarón Sanchez. Their world class BBQ menu paired with rare bourbons and wine, including the elusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, is a decadent addition to the Festival. You will not want to miss the opportunity to join this luxury food, bourbon and wine event


For the first time at the Hangout Oyster Cook-Off, there will be a one-of-a-kind culinary pairing experience hosted by 6x World BBQ Champion Pitmaster Chris Lilly and his good friend Chef Aarón Sánchez. Chef Lilly and his team are known for bringing home the gold from the world's most prestigious barbecue championships. Chef Sánchez is known for his modern spin on Latin favorites. Together, the two will create a world-class BBQ dinner menu paired with rare bourbons and wine, including the elusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, considered by many to be the best bourbon money can buy. This event will take place on Friday, November 1st at Picnic Beach from 6-8 PM.

Tickets are available for $200 and are extremely limited for this exclusive experience. Food and drink are included with your ticket.


Pappy Van Winkle

Mashbill #2 (Hancock Reserve)

Rye Mashbill (Sazerac Rye)

Wheated Mashbill (Weller 12)

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream

E.H. Taylor Amaranth


Moet Imperial Brut Champagne

The delicious sumptuousness of white-fleshed fruits (pear, peach, apple). The alluring caress of fine bubbles. Soft vivacity of citrus fruit and nuances of gooseberry. WS 91

Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc, Oakville, CA 2014

Vibrant lemon verbena, lime blossom, wet stone and fennel flavors glide across the palate in a rich wave that finishes with a bright, refreshing lift. 79% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% Sémillon. WE 94, WS 91, W&S 91

Derange by Prisoner Wine Company, Napa Valley, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon – Provides structure, density, black cherry; Petite Sirah – Richness, mid palate, concentration; Merlot – Blackberry cobbler, juiciness, acidity; Syrah – Violet, spice, earthiness, depth; Zinfandel – Glue bringing varietals together, softness, red cherry

Schrader Double Diamond, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2017

This wine opens with black and blue fruits balanced by light oak spice. On the palate, the wine is full bodied and rich with a nice backbone of acidity. With big, bold fruit character and fine grained tannins, this wine is ready to enjoy upon release.

Opus One, Napa Valley, 2011

The 2011 Opus One expresses fresh aromas of bright red fruits, herbes de provence, bay leaf and cassis which give way to subtler notes of black tea and white pepper. The wine’s round tannins and creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherry, cranberry, and boysenberry with a touch of dark chocolate. 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec. WS 89

Opus One, Napa Valley, 2012

The 2012 Opus One effuses fresh dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine’s round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, and 2% Malbec. WS 93

Luc Belaire Luxe Rose, France

Deep pink color with aromas of fresh strawberry and raspberry. Creamy and rich on the palate with more berry flavors and a slight touch of wood, and surprising lightness in the mouth. Long, velvety finish. 80% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 5% Cinsault.

AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE ONLY. This is a separate ticketed event. Tickets do not include admission to Saturday’s Hangout Cook-Off (sold separately). Ages 21 and over event only.