Frequently Asked Questions | View Event Schedule
The festival is from 1-7pm on Saturday, November 10th 2018.
Can I purchase/upgrade tickets at the gate?
Yes, if there are tickets available, you will be able to purchase or upgrade at the gate.
Is there an age limit to get into the festival?
You must be 21+ to partake in the VIP & Beer Sampling Admissions and/or purchase draft beer. General Entry Admission is open to all ages. Children 10 & 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 or Big Top Brewery.
What time is the drink sampling and what does it include?
Craft Beer & Cocktail Sampling begins at 3pm and ends at 7pm. You pay one fee to get an unlimited sampling bracelet and souvenier tasting cup. When sampling begins, you are welcome to sample any drink or craft beer being poured in the drink sampling section.
How are boats involved in the event?
We will be featuring an inshore & offshore boat show with around 30-40 boats.
Is this event family/kid friendly?
The event is not designed for children, but they are allowed entry.
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 food will be available for purchase from local restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Most dishes will feature or contain bacon, but not all. 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).
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?
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org