4th Annual Sarasota Beer and Burger Festival

[Jan 14]Location: The Mall at University Town Center 140 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, FL 34243 United States

4th Annual Sarasota Beer and Burger Festival  favorite craft beer & food event returns! With Dreamland Carnival, Live Music, & People’s Choice Burger & Beer Competition.

4th Annual Sarasota Beer and Burger Festival
4th Annual Sarasota Beer and Burger Festival

About this Event 4th Annual Sarasota Beer and Burger Festival

Mobile eTicket for 7 hours

Winter Carnival and Sarasota Beer & Burger Festival
Join us for the Beer & Burger Festival and Competition on January 14.

From January 12 through 16, the Dreamland Carnival is open every day.

Competition for People’s Favorite Beer and Burger
With over 15 artisan burger chefs and a brand-new voting mechanism for an improved VIP Experience, we are back with an epic Beer and Burger People’s Choice Competition at The Mall at University Town Center.

Choose from more than 15 chefs to create your ideal burger.

  • Food truck @Slider Guys (People’s Choice 2022 Winner)
  • Mobile: @Smokin Momma Lora’s BBQ (Runner-Up 2022)
  • @The Bacon Boss HQ, multiple People’s Choice Award winner serving Sarasota, Pinellas, and Pasco
  • @Jimmys Slider Truck (Pinellas, winner of previous Judges’ & People’s Choice awards)
  • @Go STUFF Urself @Astro Sliderz (Judges Choice Winner – Pinellas 2022)
  • @1 Up Burger Mobile Food Van
  • @Fat n Happy Bbq and Catering @Bite Down BBQ @Dee’z Diner
  • Burgers & Sandwiches @Nunn Better BBQ And Catering Llc
  • Cafe El Rancho
  • @British Open Pub SRQ @Currywurst Truck SRQ
  • Each paying adult (21+) General Admission participant will get three voting chips for the Best Brew, Most
  • Creative Craft, and Favorite Burger Chef categories.

V IP EXPERIENCE **** In addition to numerous other fantastic VIP advantages like Front Row – Guaranteed Seating, Access to Burger Judging Charts, Private Restroom, Commemorative Beer Mug for bigger pours, and more, guests will get two random FREE burger tickets to judge two burgers per person as part of their entrance.

This five-day Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Full Carnival by Dreamland Amusements has at least 15 Burger Artisans, over 6 Craft Brewers, and Home Brewers with in-person tasting from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., three live music performances, and sponsored prizes.

Onstage live entertainment:

  • Midday – Sapphire Band
  • 4:00 – TEN76
  • Clover’s Revenge at 6:30
  • FREE SAMPLES OF CRAFT BEER & VOTING | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

So far, brewery samples (12/8/22) Subject to alteration, and more to come.

Breweries include: Florida Avenue Brewing Company, Big Storm Brewing, and Hop State Brewing.
– 3 Daughters Brewing – S oggy Bottom Brewing

All adults over the age of 21 who have a valid ID will be able to taste craft beers from renowned award-winning

breweries, microbreweries, and homebrewers (while supplies last). Come early to taste samples from all the

breweries because sampling is only available from 12 to 4 while supplies last. After that, choose your favourite!

Around 4:30 p.m., the winners of the craft beer tasting will be revealed.

Thanks to Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, we will also have domestics available for purchase on tap. However, don’t forget the hamburgers.

Winners of the PEOPLE’S CHOICE BURGER COMPETITION will be revealed at 7 p.m. before the store closes.

It’s time to find out which of the hundreds of eateries and food trucks in Tampa Bay are the finest. Visitors choose their favourite food truck, place their orders there, and if they think the food is good, they may vote for that food truck to win with one vote per person. The People’s Choice Best Burger Award will go to the winning truck with the most votes.

Try one or all of them. You’ll have a hard time deciding! Burger competitors will soon be revealed.

ONLINE TICKET INFO Pre-Orders are $10 through January 13 at midnight only online.

Entry fees are $15 at the gate and $80 online for the IP Burger Judge Experience. Only children under 18 and pets

are admitted free.

When and where: Free Parking All Around the Mall

Jan. 14 | 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.

University Town Center’s Mall (East side near Kona Grill – Turn Left at the first light on Cattleman Road)

Sarasota, Florida 34243, 140 University Town Center Dr.

Promoter Information – FPP

Local Tampa Bay event organiser Florida Penguin Productions organises several festivals, concerts, markets, and expos around the Tampa Bay region each year. Our mission is to support the incredible talent from the whole bay region while fostering economic prosperity in our local communities.

Do You Want To Participate?

For brewery, sponsor, and marketing possibilities in the Sarasota region as well as other events in Pasco, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties, call Florida Penguin Productions at 727-674-1464.

For additional information on any of our events in The Mall at University Town Center, contact brett@floridapenguinproductions.com.

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