Upcoming Events at
2018 Annual Kiwanis Tampa Incredible Duck Race
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Join the fun Saturday August 18th at 10am to race your rubber duck for a good cause!
2018 Summer of Rum Festival Ft. Sugar Ray
Join us at the 2018 Summer of Rum Festival, featuring Sugar Ray! Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Tampa!v
Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest is a FREE, family-friendly event, held in Curtis Hixon Park. Come and enjoy live music, great food and drinks, watch the day's best college football games on our HUGE screens and of course, enjoy some tailgating games!
9th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa 2018
For 3 full days, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be transformed into the city’s largest, waterfront beer garden. Soak in the sprawling downtown views and beautiful sunsets as the park buzzes with live music, dancing and more!
Tampa Pig Jig 2018
The Tampa Pig Jig is an annual fundraiser event hosted on downtown Tampa's beautiful waterfront featuring live music, great food, a BBQ competition, drinks and games.
Feb 17, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Saturday
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'.
Start on : February 17, 2018 12:00 PM Saturday
End on : February 17, 2018 6:00 PM Saturday
February 17, 2018
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, FL
VIP Bacon & Whole Hog Session Noon - 6pm
Regular Session 2pm - 6pm
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.
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 over 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
BIG VIP AREA… on The Mezzanine and stocked full of specialty tastes and lots of local restaurants showing off their BBQ and bacon dishes.
The first 200 Guests in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE “COLLECTIBLE BBBQ” Bag to celebrate the show.
GAMING AREA with Trike Races, Giant Jenga, and Cornhole and More!
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.
$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