Despite all the places around Florida to get authentic cultural foods from around the world, we are a southern state at heart. Nowhere does that shine through more than at Florida food festivals. This weekend Tampa will see the 6th annual pork-out where guests can gather to enjoy all things beer, bourbon, & BBQ. Throw on your cowboy boots and get ready to enjoy unlimited beer and bourbon samples!
This fest will be a true showcase of all the little pleasures that true Southerners enjoy: boozy bourbon and brews, barbeque, boots, bacon, biscuits, bluegrass, and of course, whole smoked beasts! With actual entire hogs roasting on the grill, you’re sure to find yourself pigging-out on some pork.
You can wash all that savory goodness down with unlimited beer and bourbon samples, including Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, and plenty of local brews, too.
There will also be live entertainment to set the mood and even seminars in the Tasting Theater with master distillers, brewmasters, and pitmasters hailing from the deep south.
Be sure to check out the craft hot sauces, brewerania, and all the different BBQ accessories available for cooking at home.
General admission is $39, with the fest beginning at 2 p.m. and lasting until 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 15.
Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and a whole day of live entertainment and food vendors satisfying your savory cravings.
If all that liquid courage has you feeling a little competitive, you can even join in on the cornhole tournament. The tournament is open to teams of two and games are held all day, with the championship game held at 5 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Cornhole Champion?
All these drinking and porky shenanigans aren’t just for fun, though.
A portion of the proceeds gained from the festival will go supporting children in need at Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.
You must be at least 21 to attend the festival, with all tickets being emailed to their recipients; be sure to print it out and bring it with you.
Rain or shine, this festival will go on — because an appetite for BBQ will always live on in the south!
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival — Tampa
Price: $39.00 general admission includes unlimited beer and bourbon samples.
When: Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Address: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park — 600 North Ashley Drive Tampa, FL
Why You Need To Go: Don your cowboy hat and enjoy all the Southern pleasures with bbq, unlimited beer, and bourbon samples.