Boston, Massachusetts, June 2, 2014 ( – The 2nd Annual Boston JerkFest™, the hottest festival of the summer, is coming back on Saturday, June 28, at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St, Boston. In its inaugural year in 2013, the event was so attractive that it sold out for both sessions.

Boston JerkFest in an out-door/in-door family-friendly Caribbean style food festival celebrating all things spicy and hot. The event features Jamaican jerk spiced food and live music and performances and fun for the whole family. The festival offers two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm.

General Admission Festival price per Session: adults are $12 in advance ($15 at door), $5 children under 12 years, $45 with Rum & Brew Tasting. Food is not included in the admission price.

Boston JerkFest will feature delicious Jerk-style creations of top local Caribbean chefs, with authentic Caribbean, international and local spicy food for sale, including specialty foods such as: spicy jams, nuts, desserts from Jamaica Mi Hungry, Stir It Up Cuisine, Cupcake City, and others. The Jerk-style 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. The Boston JerkFest will pay homage to Boston, Jamaica, the home of real Jamaican jerk.

In addition to programs from last year, Boston JerkFest will add chef demos to this year’s event, including a Seafood Throwdown with two chefs vying for the best jerk dish (sponsored by Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance). The event will also expand their Spicy Lane with lots more hot stuff to keep people in the mood.

Boston JerkFest also offers a Rum & Brew Tasting for 21+ festival attendees of local craft beer, local rum, and a variety of other Caribbean-themed libations, including rum and beer cocktails. This ticket grants entrance to an indoor space with live music and unlimited two ounce tastings from local and regional craft beer, mead and cider. Accompany the Rum & Brew Tasting is a Cocktail Throwdown between local mixologists stirring up a variety of Caribbean themed libations made with products featured at the event.

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.

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