4th Annual Sarasota Beer and Burger Festival

Featuredsat14jan12:00 pmsat6:00 pm4th Annual Sarasota Beer and Burger FestivalThe Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 3424312:00 pm - 6:00 pm AreaSarasotaCostFree TypeFood

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Sarasota’s favorite craft beer & burger event returns! With Dreamland Carnival, Live Music, & People’s Choice Burger & Beer Competition.


Sarasota Beer & Burger Festival & Winter Carnival – SATURDAY

Join us THIS Saturday, January 14th 2023 for the Sarasota Beer & Burger Festival and People’s Choice competition for Best Brew, Most Creative Craft, Best Home Brew, Favorite Chef, and Best Burger. The Dreamland Carnival runs each day from Jan 12th-16th.

People’s Choice Beer & Burger Competition

We are back with an epic Beer and Burger People’s Choice Competition at The Mall at University Town Center with 15 Artisan Burger Chefs and a whole new voting system included with the enhanced VIP Experience.


  • Slider Guys Food Truck (People’s Choice Winner 2022)
  • Smokin’ Momma Lora’s BBQ Mobile (Runner-Up 2022)
  • Astro Sliderz
  • Go STUFF Urself (Judges Choice Winner – Pinellas 2022)
  • 1 Up Burger Food Truck
  • Dee’z Diner
  • Fat n Happy Bbq and Catering
  • Nunn Better BBQ And Catering Llc
  • LOCO – Burgers & Sandwiches
  • Gigglewaters (Judges Choice Winner Pinellas 2019)
  • Currywurst Truck SRQ
  • All Keinz Of Burgers
  • Plus coffee, kona ice, and Far Out Fries!!!!!

Every paid General Admission adult (21+) who enters will be able to cast their vote for the Best Brew, Most Creative Craft, and Favorite Burger Chef.


– Commemorative Light Up Beer Mug granting each VIP Guest FREE Full Size Beverage Pours at the draft stations .

– Exclusive access to the VIP Stage area with reserved seating near the stage.

– Private VIP Only Restroom.

– Two FREE burger certificates to officially judge two burgers per VIP Ticket Holder

– Plus access to all the Craft Beer Samples from 12p to 4p while supplies last.

Live Entertainment on Stage:

12:15 – Sapphire Band

2:15 – TEN76

4:30 – Clover’s Revenge

FREE CRAFT BEER SAMPLES & VOTING | 12p to 4p* (while supplies last*)

  • Florida Ave Brewing Company
  • Big Storm Brewing Company
  • Hop State Brewing
  • Big Top Brewing Collective
  • 3 Daughters Brewing
  • Motorworks Brewing
  • Homebrewers Association Manatee Sarasota Including…
  • Tom Headley
  • Carl Jones
  • Scott Searles
  • Plus 3 more Homebrewers from HAMS

All adult guests over 21 years old with valid ID will have access to Craft Beer samples(while supplies last) from top award-winning craft Breweries, Micro Breweries, and Home Brewers. Craft Brewer 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.

But we will also have the HAMS – Homebrewers Association Manatee Sarasota pouring from 4pm to 5:30pm with winners announced at the end of the show.

We will also have Domestics and more craft beer on tap for sale thanks to Gold Coast Eagle Distributing. But Don’t Forget the Burgers…

PEOPLE’S CHOICE BURGER COMPETITION – 12:00p to 5:30p – Winners announced at 6pm before close.

Tampa Bay is home to hundreds of 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 their favorite burger chef.

The VIP Burger Judges, (That Means You!) everyone who bought a VIP Entry ticket, have the tough job of judging two burgers on a scale of 1-10. The winning chef with the best scores will receive the coveted Judges Choice – Best Burger Award.

Try one, or try them all. Your choices will be tough!


  • Online Pre-Orders are $10 – Online Only until 1/13/23 Midnight
  • Adult Entry at the Gate is $15
  • VIP Burger Judge Experience is $80 – Online Only
  • Kids under 18 and Pets get in Free.
  • Free Parking all around the Mall


Jan 14th, 2023 | 12p – 6p

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

140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

About The Promoter – FPP

Florida Penguin Productions is a local Tampa Bay event company hosting dozens of festivals, concerts, markets, and expos across the Tampa Bay area each year. Our goal is to bring economic growth to our communities while supporting all of the amazing talent from across the bay area.



(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243




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