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Lodi Beer Fest & State BBQ Championship

2022 Lodi Beer Fest & State BBQ Championship

Presented by F & M Bank

Saturday, April 30, 2022
1:00-5:00 PM

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
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.

Designated driver tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

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.

To Purchase Tickets

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

Designated driver tickets are available at the door, but must be purchased with someone that has 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.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

F & M Bank
Clark Pest Control
Vaz Bros.
Stogies Lounge
Harrah's of Northern California

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