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Beer & Burger Festival

3rd Annual Sarasota Beer & Burger Festival

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Join us for the 3rd Annual Sarasota Beer & Burger Festival and the Sarasota Winter Carnival at The Mall at University Town Center on Jan 15th.

The BEST Traveling Beer & Burger Festival in Central Florida is back in Sarasota again and we could not be more excited for our 3rd year at University Town Center.

This family-friendly, live, in-person event includes at least a dozen Burger Artisans, Craft Brewers with in-person sampling, and 4 live music performances, plus sponsored giveaways, shop local market, and a 5-day Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Full Carnival by Dreamland Amusements.

Beer & Burger Festival

Live Entertainment and Concert by:

12:30 – Live DJ with Top Hits

3:00 – Sound Hammer

 6:00 – The Best of Both Worlds Florida: Van Halen Sammy Hagar Tribute

12p to 4p* (while supplies last*) All adult guests over 21 years old with valid ID will have access to Craft Beer samples(limited supply) from at least10 of the top craft Breweries. Sampling is only from 12p to 4p while supplies last so come early to enjoy samples from all the brewers. Then vote for your favorite! Winners from the craft beer sampling will be announced around 4:30pm.

12p to 7:30p- Tampa Bay is home to numerous food trucks & restaurants claiming to be the best and it’s time to find out. Guests must pick which food truck is their favorite and order their meals directly, and if they deem the food worthy, they can cast a single vote per person for that food truck to win. The winning truck with the most votes will receive the coveted People’s Choice Best Burger Award.

Try one, or try them all. Your choices will be tough! Burger Competitors will be announced soon.

Judge’s Choice Winners
Local social media influencers and foodie critics are invited to the show to officially judge each category based on special guidelines & criteria. The judge’s choice winners will be announced at 4:30 PM for Craft Beer and 6:00 PM for the Burgers. They will each receive a special award for winning in their class.

Early Bird Tickets can be purchased online only for just $13 while supplies last. Then general admission tickets are on sale online or at the gate for just $15. Kids 18 and under enter for free. Pet-friendly. No outside food or drink is allowed. Domestic & Craft beer sales benefit local charities. Package & Draft Available 12p to 8p.


Jan 15th, 2022 | 12p – 8p

The Mall at University Town Center

140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

Photos from Florida Penguin Productions

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