California Brew & BBQ Festival

California Brew & BBQ Festival

What better way to experience the Santa Barbara area than through local drinks and bites? And instead of traveling from restaurant to restaurant, why not go to a food festival that has everything in one spot? At the end of September, hang with some of California’s best BBQ masters and brewers at the 2nd Annual California Brew & BBQ Festival. More details about the festival and Inn at East Beach, below.


California Brew & BBQ Festival

At the 2nd Annual California Brew & BBQ Festival, you’ll get the best of three worlds: beer, barbeque and beach. Head to Chase Palm Park on September 29 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and sample some of the area’s best brews and BBQ. Guests have the chance to sip from over 50 breweries, cideries and wineries, while top Santa Barbara restaurants compete for best BBQ. Some featured restaurants include Dave’s Dogs, Rising Springs, Enterprise Fish Co. and California Coast Naturals. Check out the full list here. World Champion Pitmaster, Doug Scheiding will make a cameo appearance, along with his award-winning BBQ. And live music provided by reggae band One2Tree and The Neighborhood Thieves make this event even better.


California Brew & BBQ Festival Tickets

General Admission tickets are $65 online and include unlimited drink and food samples (until 5 p.m.), along with a 16oz souvenir beer glass. If you don’t’ get them online, expect to pay $85 at the gate. VIP tickets are $100 and include the same perks as General Admission, along with an hour early entry, access to the VIP Pavilion (special brews & food) and exclusive restrooms. If you’re not a drinker, snag a Designated Driver ticket for $35 online or $50 at the gate. It includes only BBQ and food samples. Purchase tickets here.


Hotel Near California Brew & BBQ Festival 

After an afternoon of sipping brews and feasting on BBQ, you’ll need to find a place to stay. And luckily, the nearby Inn at East Beach is just a quick Uber ride away. This beautiful property is a boutique hotel near the California Brew & BBQ Festival. In addition to its convenient location, it also offers an outdoor pool, stylish furniture and on-site bike rentals. At Inn at East Beach, you will stay well- and well within your budget!

Tickets normally sell fast for this event, so don’t wait too long to claim yours! Get a taste of Santa Barbara at this year’s California Brew & BBQ Festival, and don’t forget to book a room at the nearby Inn at East Beach!


California Brew & BBQ Festival
Where: Chase Palm Park | Santa Barbara, CA
When: September 29, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $65+

Inn at East Beach
Whatever makes your ideal California weekend getaway, the Inn at East Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara is here to help you stay well- and well within your budget! 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. 805.965.0546