In a city known for its larger than life festivals, amusement parks and parades, the Orlando Beer Festival is a refreshingly laid-back showcase of over 50 local, regional and national breweries. Big, recognizable brands like BJ’s Brewhouse complement niche microbreweries like Three Odd Guys and Deviant Wolfe, ensuring a variety of strengths, colors and tasting notes among the more than 200 suds on offer.
Orlando Beer Festival’s proceeds benefit The Central Florida Brewers Guild and The Plaza Live, but don’t call it a charity event. This is a festival that prides itself on being unpretentious and accessible. A raft of silly carnival games like giant Jenga, inflatable basketball and oversized beer pong provides the tipsy with a chance to test their coordination, plus college football streams all day, projected on a jumbotron to really emphasize the tailgate party spirit. Dogs are welcome on the festival grounds and even get their own play space. Live music rings out from the Hard Rock Stage.
Should you need a little grub to soak up all that alcohol, Orlando Beer Festival has you covered. 10 food trucks occupy a corner of the grounds, and splurging on a VIP ticket gets you access to an exclusive menu of snacks. The 8th annual Orlando Beer Fest is shaping up to be as popular as ever, so book your tickets while the kegs are still full.
- 3,000 people attend.
- General Admission tickets cost $40, General Admission Plus tickets cost $50 and allow entry up to one hour early, VIP tickets cost $75 and allow entry up to two hours early.
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Which airport is closest to the festival grounds?
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 11 miles away.
What is the bag policy?
Bags are permitted but subject to search.
Is there parking available?
Parking is available on a first come, first served basis at the Executive Airport across from the festival grounds.
Is the festival ADA accessible?
Handicapped parking is available just beyond the festival entrance.
Are children allowed?
This is a 21+ event, no minors will be admitted.