November 4th & 5th 2017 |
At Nathan Benderson Park | Cattlemen Rd - SRQ

Frequently Asked Questions | View Event Schedule

When is the festival?

The beer festival is from 12-6pm on November 4th & 5th 2017.

Is this event family/kid friendly?

Yes, there will even be a family friendly area that will offer learn to row courses as well as family friendly vendors & games

Is there an age limit to get into the festival?

There is only an age limit for the Beer Sampling Admission. You must be 21+.

How much are tickets?

General Entry Admission(Ages 13+): $15 Presale | $20 Day of
> Entry Into Event from 12pm - 7pm (Does not include Beer or Food)

Beer Sampling Admission(21+): $35 Presale | $40 Day of
> Entry Into Event from 12pm - 7pm (Does not include Food)
> 10oz Beer Sampling Cup
> Access to Unlimited Beer Samplings from 3pm-7pm

Children 3-12: $5 Presale & Day of
> Entry Into Event from 12pm - 7pm

Children 2 & Under are Free

How do I buy tickets for this event?

You can purchase tickets online by going to the 'Tickets' page or by visiting World of Beer - University Park or Big Top Brewing.

What time is the beer sampling and what does it include?

The beer sampling begins at 3pm and ends at 7pm. You pay one fee to get an unlimited sampling bracelet and souvenier tasting cup. At 3pm, you are welcome to sample any beer being poured in the craft beer sampling section.

How are boats involved in the event?

The boating portion of the event is focused on row boats and the rowing activities at Nathan Benderson Park. We will have learn to row races early in event at the family friendly section as well as exhibition rowing races.

Is the event indoors or outdoors?

It is outdoors at Nathan Benderson Park, but large tent coverage will be available. Event is Rain or Shine.

Does this event take place rain or shine?

Yes, this event is held rain or shine. No refunds will be given.

Will food be available? How much will it cost?

Yes, tons of food will be available from local restaurants and caterers. Most dishes will feature or contain bacon, but not all. All food will be available for purchase and vendors will have multiple $2 and $3 dish options.

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?

Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch
Fairfield Inn & Suites 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 1-800-810-2063.

Are dogs allowed?

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

What time do the doors open? When is the beer sampling?

Entry for the event will begin at 12:00 pm (Noon). The event ends at 7pm. Beer sampling will begin at 3pm and end at 7pm. If you have a beer sampling admission, you can enter the event at any time,

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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