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Brews, Bands and Buds brings a big-time beer and functional drinks fest to St. Pete this Saturday

Brews, Bands and Buds brings a big-time beer and functional drinks fest to St. Pete this Saturday

A beer festival

For a limited time, use code “ilovetheburg” to get 25% off your tickets to Brews, Bands and Buds Festival.

Much like St. Pete itself, this big festival has something great for everyone. Cherried Events has announced the 2nd annual Brews, Bands and Buds Battle of the Breweries, taking place on Saturday, March 23 from 2-8 pm at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill.

More than a dozen local and national breweries will be onsite pouring their goods, from local favorites like Coppertail and 3 Daughters to national stars such as Allagash and Funky Buddha.

GA tickets to the Battle of the Breweries include sampling from all the breweries on hand. VIP tickets include a VIP lounge, free buffet by Goldflower, and “Full Swing” interactive games. For a limited time, use the code “ilovetheburg” to get 25% off any tickets. The “Judges Tickets” allow each guest to sample, judge and rank their favorite breweries, with the overall winner taking home the title at the end of the night.

A beer festival
Photo courtesy Ferg’s

Additionally, the outside seating area at Ferg’s will be transformed into a sprawling market showcasing local vendors of functional and NA beverages, foods, and more. There will also be select local artisans as part of the market, featuring their handmade wares. Access to the market is free for anyone.

Plus, there will be an MMJ Patients Only lounge area, featuring The Flowery, where cardholders can bring their medication and enjoy the festivities. There will also be dispensaries offering a pre-order delivery drop to the event.

Oh, and don’t forget – this is also one-third music festival, as nearly a half dozen different bands will take the stage over the course of the day, including Northstar, and Rich Sheldon Band.

To make it even sweeter, SPCA Tampa Bay will be on hand with adoptable (and pettable) pets.

Valid Florida MMJ patients can take advantage of an exclusive delivery pickup from Goldflower Cannabis. Here’s how to take advantage: Tap this link to build your order BEFORE Saturday. Use delivery address 1320 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Add an order note mentioning Brews, Bands and Buds. Pick-up window is from 2pm-6pm. Purchase a GA Judge Kit and delivery and get a FREE VIP upgrade!

What to know:

  • Date and time: Saturday, March 23, 2-8 pm
  • Cost: GA tickets are $30, and VIP tickets are $50.
  • What’s included: All tickets come with a commemorative mug, 4-6oz pours of beer from each brewery, notebook for scoring. VIP tickets also receive access to the Learn Euphoria VIP Lounge, food and drinks, and Full Swing Games access.
  • Market and music are free for anyone to enjoy.
A golf simulator at Ferg's

Participating breweries:

  • Coppertail
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company
  • 3 Daughters
  • Florida Avenue
  • Sun King
  • Funky Buddha
  • Allagash
  • Motorworks
  • Ace Cider
  • 7th Sun
  • Mastry’s
  • Surfside Teas
  • Voodoo Brewing
  • More to be announced!
People at a festival

Market vendors:

  • Herban Flow Non-Alcoholic Pop-Up Bar
  • Chillum
  • Kushy Pies
  • Tainas Mobile Cigars
  • Token Tools
  • Moonlit Macarons
  • Cordova Inn
  • F3T Farms
  • Forward Treasures
  • More to come!

The winner of the Battle of the Breweries competition will be named the Ferg’s featured draft of the month for April. Get tickets and more information at


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