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Lodi Beer Fest & State BBQ Championship

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Date: Apr 30, 2022
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The Lodi Beer Fest is a great celebration of craft beer from up to 50 local and national breweries. Join us and find a new favorite beer, toss a game of cornhole with friends and dance along to the live band.


Held in conjunction with the State BBQ Championship more than 30 BBQ teams will compete for prizes in a variety of categories.

VIP Tasting - 1:00-2:00 PM
SOLD OUT IN ALL LOCATIONS

$45 in advance, $55 day of event - a limited number of tickets will be sold
  • Entry one hour before General Admission
  • Beer tasting from up to 50 breweries
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Live music and games
  • Commemorative backpack
General Admission - 2:00-5:00 PM
$30 in advance - SOLD OUT IN ALL LOCATIONS
$40 day of event - SOLD OUT IN ALL LOCATIONS

  • Beer tasting from up to 50 breweries
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Live music and games
  • Commemorative backpack
Designated Driver
$10 in advance and day of show (if available)
  • Bottle of water
  • Live music and games
Located in the Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
413 E. Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA 95240

Must be 21 or older to attend - this includes infants, toddlers and all children.

Pets are not permitted.


STATE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP

California State BBQ Championship sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS),

Contestants cook 4 meats:
  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs
  • Boston Port Roast (Pork Shoulder/Boston Butt)
  • Beef Brisket

Which may be cooked using heat sources of

  • Wood
  • Pellets
  • Charcoal (lump or briquettes)

Entries are judged blindly on the following criteria:

  • Appearance
  • Tenderness
  • Taste
For more information and to sign up click here.


If more than 15 teams enter the contest the winner will be sent to the “World Series of BBQ” known as Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue (draw) and an American Royal Invitational Qualifier, as well as a Team of the Year (ToY) event.


The Lodi Beer Fest is presented by F & M Bank.
Sponsored in part by az Bros, Harrah's of Northern California, Clark Pest Control and Lodi News Sentinel.
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Tickets

Lodi Beer Fest tickets are sold out in all locations and will not be sold at the door.

Designated driver tickets are available at the door, but must be purchased with someone with a valid Lodi Beer Fest ticket.

Tickets are not refundable. Ticket purchased online are subject to a processing and handling fee.

Must be 21 or older to attend - this includes infants, toddlers and all children.

Pets are not allowed.
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