November 23rd 2019 | 12-6pm |
At Nathan Benderson Park | Cattlemen Rd - SRQ

Frequently Asked Questions | View Event Schedule

When is the festival?

The festival is from 12pm - 6pm on Saturday, November 23rd 2019.

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?

If tickets are available, yes, you will be able to purchase them at the gate at an increased price. Tickets are limited.

Is there an age limit to get into the festival?

Yes, this event is 21+. You must show a valid ID to security at the entrance.

How do I buy tickets for this event?

You can purchase tickets online by going to the 'Tickets' page or by visiting or Big Top Brewery.

When & what will be available to drink?

Cocktails & Spirits - Anytime 12pm - 6pm
The Grand Sampling Admission will receive two 5oz cocktail tickets and two spirit sampling tickets that may be used at any time. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Craft Beer Sampling - 2pm-6pm
You will have a 5oz cup that you will be able to have limitless 2.5oz samples from over 50 local craft beers, ciders and hard waters.

Draft Beer & Wine - $ - Anytime 12pm - 6pm
Draft beer and wine will be available for purchase from the Budweiser draft trucks

Soft Drinks, Juice & Water - $ - Anytime 12pm - 6pm
Soft Drinks, Juice and Water will be available for purchase from participating food vendors.

What does the VIP ticket include?

This will be revealed soon.

When is the Beer Sampling Session?

The craft beer, cider, hard water sampling session will be from 2-6pm. You will also be able to purchase beer before from the draft truck.

Is this event family/kid friendly?

The event is 21+

Is the event indoors or outdoors? Rain or shine?

It is outdoors at Nathan Benderson Park. Yes, the event is rain or shine.

Will food/soft drinks be available?

Yes, tons of tacos and other food will be available for purchase from local restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Each food vendor will have at least two $3 taco options available. Water & soft drinks will be sold by most of the food vendors.

Is there a charge for parking?

Yes, each vehicle will pay $5 for parking. This fee goes directly to benefit Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center, Inc. (SANCA).

What hotels are in the area?

Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota Lakewood Ranch
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch
Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch

I’m having trouble printing out my tickets, what do I do?

FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: If you already have tickets and are in need of customer service regarding your ticket purchase, please call 941-812-7400.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed, permitting that they are leashed, are cleaned up after and properly hydrated by the owner.

Who benefits from this event?

Part of the event proceeds go to benefit Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center, Inc. (SANCA)

Where is Nathan Benderson Park located?

From the North: From I-75 take University Parkway, Exit 213. Drive WEST on University Parkway approx. 0.3 miles. Turn SOUTH (left) onto North Cattlemen Road (traffic light). Drive approx 0.5 miles, following signs and pass thru 3 traffic circles. Continue SOUTH on North Cattlemen Road to the regatta island. Rowing facility will be on your right. 

From the South: From I-75 take Fruitville Road, Exit 210. Drive WEST on Fruitville Road. approx. 0.2 miles. Turn NORTH (right) on North Cattlemen Road (traffic light). Drive approx 2.2 miles to the regatta island. Rowing facility will be on your left.

How can I find a map to Nathan Benderson Park?

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