Show Info

February 27, 2016


Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Noon - 6pm

VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session Noon - 6pm

Regular Session 2pm - 6pm

Tampa's Biggest Hoedown Throwdown is Back For Year 3

This is the original. This is the one that started it all…there are no substitutes. Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.

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What's Cooking ...

• All guests receive a Souvenir Glass For Tastings
• All You Care To Taste Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
• NEW THIS YEAR! EXPANDED VIP AREA…Tripled in size with more food and more tastes.  We had NO IDEA that Tampa liked it’s BACON so much.  This year – we have moved the VIP section to the mezzanine!
• The first 200 Guests in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE “COLLECTIBLE BBBQ” Bag  to celebrate the show. 
• NEW THIS YEAR! GAMING AREA with Trike Races, Giant Jenga, and Cornhole and More!
• BACK THIS YEAR - The Shrine of Swine!  Enjoy Whole hogs every hour and worship the Pork Gods!

• BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixin’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low.
• Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters From the Deep South
• Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The
Main Stage
• Enjoy the Great Contests on the Main Stage: Tampa's Best Beer Belly Competition and the Daisy Dukes & Boots Contest
• Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and even a cigar tent for all guests.
• Meet The Daisy Dukes & Boots Models and More

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$75 Advance VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session Valid Saturday 12–6pm. In addition to the all of the features above, the VIP Bacon and Whole Hog Session offers an exclusive tasting experience in the VIP Area (VIP Area closes at 5pm). Each guest will enjoy 10+ Tasting Stations featuring gourmet bacons from all over the country and local restaurants serving up their favorite BACON DISHES from Noon-2pm. Other benefits include 2 extra hours of sampling & much more.







$35 Advance Regular Admission Session Valid Saturday 2pm – 6pm Includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment.


$25 Advance & Onsite Designated Driver Admission Valid during any Saturday session. Includes admission into the event only.  This ticket does not allow access to the VIP area.

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE. This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.

Spirit of Hope

*Advance ticket sales close Wednesday 2/24/2016 at 5pm or sooner if tickets sell out before this date. Please no pets or weapons. Please Drink Responsibly. Click Ticket Terms & Conditions below for more information.