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Lodi Beer Fest & State BBQ Competition


Due to the continuing developments with the COVID-19 pandemic the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Lodi Beer Fest & State BBQ Championship on April 25. With the directives that we are currently under, we feel that we need to continue to be part of the solution in dealing with this terrible situation and we want to keep our customers, partners, staff and friends safe.

Thank you for your understanding, and on a personal level, please remain safe

Drink Good Beer With Good Friends

The Lodi Beer Fest is a great celebration of craft beer from 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. And back this year is the State BBQ Competition held in conjunction with the Lodi Beer Fest! More than 30 BBQ teams will compete for prizes in a variety of categories.

Held in the Ole Mettler Pavilion and the adjacent outside area, the Lodi Beer Fest promises an afternoon of a lot of beer and a lot of fun.

Lodi Beer Fest
presented by F & M Bank
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Located at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds, 413 E. Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA 95240

VIP Tasting - $45 in advance
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
It will feel like a one on one experience with participating breweries. All tickets include an hour early admission, unlimited beer tasting and a commemorative beer glass. A limited quantity of tickets will be sold. (Please note that food is not included.)

General Admission - $30 in advance / $40 at the door
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
All tickets include a commemorative beer glass and unlimited beer tasting. (Please note that food is not included.)

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

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

Pets are not allowed.

State BBQ Competition

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 please visit http://fireitupevents.com/lodi-beerfest-and-bbq-ch...

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

Tickets are available:
  • Lodi Grape Festival office, 413 E. Lockeford Street in Lodi
  • Raley's in Lodi and Morada
  • Fat City Brew & BBQ in Stockton
  • Stogie's Cigar Bar in Lodi
  • Five Window Beer Company in Lodi
  • Online

Discount tickets can be purchased until close of business on Friday, April 26, 2019 or until they are sold out.

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.

Lodi Beer Fest tickets

Lodi Beer Fest VIP Ticket
Lodi Beer Fest VIP Ticket
VIP Admission Ticket
Lodi Beer Fest General Admission Ticket
Lodi Beer Fest General Admission Ticket
General Admission Ticket

Thank you to our event sponsors!

F & M Bank
Clark Pest Control
Vaz Bros.
Stogies Lounge


Mystic Moon
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Mystic Moon is honored to bring you their "Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Experience" during the Lodi Beer Fest and State BBQ Championship! Come and join us for amazing craft beer from both local and national breweries and timeless music!

The Buck Fifties are a rock 'n' roll band from Northern California. Heavily influenced by the early Rock 'N' Roll, Rockabilly, and Bakersfield Country sounds of the 1950s and 60s, The Buck Fifties are sure to be one hell of a good time
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