February 14, 2015

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Noon - 6pm

Last year was epic ... and this year is only going to get better!

Saturday VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session – Noon - 6pm

Saturday Regular Session – 2pm - 6pm

Come Out And Join Us For The Most Fun You'll 
Have This Winter!

Tampa's Biggest Hoedown Throwdown is Back

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.


What's Cooking ...
  • All guests receive a Souvenir Glass For Tastings
  • The FIRST 100 GUESTS in line RECEIVE A FREE ”I HEART BBBQ” T-shirt to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
  • Unlimited 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! Enjoy The Shrine of Swine!  Our archeologists uncovered an ancient secret shrine that you have to taste to believe. The Shrine features pulled pork – right from the source.  Pork Worship at its finest. 

  • NEW Expanded VIP Section 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 and VIP will also have access to special VIP toilets.
  • 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

Choices, Choices, Choices ...




Valid Saturday Noon – 6pm. Includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment. 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). Limited to 1500 guests ONLY, 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 Only. Other benefits include the 2 extra hours of sampling, a souvenir lanyard and much more. These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. Participating restaurants listed here:




REGULAR SATURDAY SESSION: $35 Advance / $40 On-Site
Valid Saturday 2pm – 6pm Includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment.

$25 advance online or on-site. Valid during any Saturday session. Includes admission into the event only.  This ticket does not allow access to the VIP area.


This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.



Advance ticket sales close the 2/11/15 Wednesday before the event date at 5pm or when tickets are sold out.

Tickets will NOT be sent to your mailing address. Your name will be places on the “Will Call List”. Tickets will be available for pick up at the onsite “Will Call” station at the start time of your tickets admission. You can gain entry by presenting a valid ID (Driver’s License of other Government Issued form of ID). Guests must be over the legal drinking age of 21. All Ticket sales are final. No Refunds. No Exchanges. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. Ticket price does not include the guarantee of an autograph. Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. For questions concerning your ticket please email emily@triggeragency.com.

The show is RAIN or SHINE. All service dogs must register in advance at info@triggeragency.com. They must also register at the event entrance upon arrival with proper service dog documentation. Pets are not allowed. Management reserves the right to check all bags and coolers. No outside glassware or alcohol is allowed. All alcoholic drinks must be samples from the tasting glass/cup provided with your ticket. Management reserves the right in our discretion to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and/or rudeness without a refund. All drink items listed on the “Drink Menu” are subject to change and some brands and styles of beer and/or bourbon will run out before others onsite. Your ticket does not guarantee that you will taste any certain product available at the show or listed online. The earlier you are at the show the better chance you have of tasting the products available. Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Please drink responsibly.

All ticket purchasers understand that their voice, name and image may be recorded by various mechanical and/or electrical means. All ticket holders release any claim they might have in law or equity in connection with the utilization of such material by Trigger Agency, LLC and authorize Trigger Agency, LLC and grant unto it or its assignees the absolute right to use said materials in connection with advertising, publicity, exhibitions, or without limitation, any other purpose.