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Lodi, Ca
Lodi Grape Festival Grounds


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 corn hole 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 27, 2019

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 tasting and a commemorative beer glass. A limited quantity of tickets will be sold.

General Admission – $30 in advance / $40 at the door
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
All tickets include a commemorative beer glass and unlimited tasting.
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.  For more information click here


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.


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