The world record holders for largest hammock hangout are back at it again. Coast to Coast Hammock Co., founded by a pair of local college students, is hosting the Hammock Festival at the St. Pete Pier this Saturday, June 10 from 6-10 pm.
The massive celebration will be even bigger and better than last year’s festival, complete with live music, great food trucks, local breweries, and stellar St. Pete vendors. And of course, there will be plenty of time spent relaxing and socializing in hammocks. Tickets are available here.
General Admission tickets come with six beer sampling tickets, first-come first-serve hammock stands, access to all vendors, food and music, and discounts for the after party at The Floridian Social Club. VIP tickets include two drink tickets, six beer sample tickets, access to the VIP hammock stand area next to the stage, and access to the VIP mezzanine at The Floridian afterparty.
For this BYOH (bring your own hammock) event, Coast to Coast Hammock Co. has partnered with Coastal Creative and The Little St. Nick Foundation to host this epic party. Great local beer is being provided by Great Bay Distributors, and guests will be able to enjoy eating, drinking and shopping with local favorites like 3 Daughters Brewing, Holy Guacamole, Sadie and Sky Jewelry, Tidal Ginger Beer, and The Green House.
While the event itself is the big draw, we’re particularly excited for the success story that is Coast to Coast Hammock Co. It was just last fall that a pair of University of Tampa students set the world record for largest hammock hangout as a kickstarter campaign for their new hammock company and its incredible creation – the Dynamic Hammock.
Less than a year later – thanks to the funding raised that day – the Dynamic Hammock is in full production, and will even be available for purchase and immediate use at Hammock Festival for those who don’t have their own hammock to bring.
Coast to Coast Hammock Co. is a local success story
Founders Haley and Sophie met in 2021 as freshmen when they sat next to each other in Business 101. The new friends went hammocking together, and as temperatures dropped with the setting sun, they got chilly and realized they had the same complaints about all the hammocks on the market.
Inspired by the classes they were taking, they took it upon themselves to start designing their own hammock. They bought a sewing machine and got to work, committed to solving what they saw as the three main problems with hammocking: the ever-changing outside temperature, the lack of neck support, and the absence of a way to safely store your belongings.
The duo took their idea to Pitch Skyes at UT, explaining their proposal to a board of business advisors and receiving feedback. They came up with a prototype that met all of their qualifications. And then they lined up a manufacturer to produce their perfect hammock in mass. Now, a year after first meeting and devising their plan, Coast to Coast Hammock Co. is prepared to launch the Dynamic Hammock, “a new way of hammocking and a better way of life,” founded right here at home.
As for the product itself, the Dynamic Hammock is a 3-in-1 hammock system made with premium diamond ripstop nylon, a deluxe snap-on blanket, and an inflatable pillow. Conveniently, the entire hammock seamlessly transforms into a backpack for easy toting around.