2017 will be the 8th Annual Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival. The 2017 event is set for Saturday, September 2nd and will feature creative local and nationally-recognized craft beer vendors, fresh oysters prepared a number of delectable ways, and delicious offerings from three distinctly different food trucks, too. It will be held in the parking lot of the Inn at 835 again, rain or shine. We hope you’ll mark your calendar as this will be a can’t-miss good time!

The 2017 Festival begins at 12pm and wraps up at 5pm. Ample parking is available just south of Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery, where their free shuttle will transport you to and from the event. Regular admission tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Inn at 835, Obed & Isaac's, HyVee, Friar Tuck, and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Springfield during normal business hours. VIP Tickets- limited to 100 only- are $65 until August 28th and will likely be sold out well in advance. VIP Tickets will be available for purchase online, at Obed & Isaac's or the Inn at 835.

Online ticket sales are currently open, and prices increase on July 1st as well as August 26th- so don't delay! Purchase tickets here

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Need lodging for the evening of SOB? First, check the host, The Historic Inn at 835, for availability on-site at 217-523-4466. The Carpenter Street Hotel has also offered our loyal SOBers a special rate for the evening of the 3rd. Call them at 217-528-5100 to reserve your room now, before our special block fills up! 

The Return of the GFS VIP Tent!

Besides the dozens of brews and ciders available at the festival, this year will feature the return of the GFS VIP Tent. There will only be 100 tickets sold for this special area, and will include the following amenities:

-Food provided all day by GFS and prepared by the Inn at 835's Executive Chef

-Access to extremely special, limited-availability brews. *Some of 2017's VIP Beers have a chance to be nearly impossible to find elsewhere.*

-Access to air-conditioned, indoor restrooms

VIP Tickets are now available, both online (link above) or in person at the Inn at 835 or Obed & Isaac's during normal business hours.

Entertainment is currently being confirmed.


Confirmed Food Trucks:


Karhliker Concessions

HyVee Concessions and Catering


Confirmed Brewers (updated regularly):

Kaskaskia Brewing Company/Macintosh Oxford Ale

Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery and Eatery

Schlafly Brewing Company

JT Walker's Restaurant & Brewery


Brickstone Brewery

Rolling Meadows Brewery

Engrained Brewing Company

Timotheus Brothers

The Old Bakery Beer Co. 

Excel Brewing

White Oak Brewing

Reinstone Brewing

Tangled Roots Brewing Company

Sass Brewing Company and Bakery

Recess Brewing Company

Kirkwood Station 

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Crown Valley Brewery

Traveler Beer Company

Kirkwood Station Brewing Company

Main and Mill Brewing Company

Hand of Fate Brewing

Decatur Brew Works

Little Egypt Beer

Blind Pig Brewery

JK Scrumpy's (Organic Hard Cider)

Big Muddy Brewing

Brickstone Brewing

Triptych Brewing

Peoria Brewing Company

Morgan Street Brewery

Missouri Beer Company

Six Mile Bridge

Square One Brewery and Distillery

Wolf/Marketplace Selections Distributing Company

RJ Distributing Company

Robert "Chick" Fritz Distributing Company

Skeff Distributing




Let's not forget to thank our amazing sponsors, many of which have been with us multiple years:

Solution Printing

Gordon Food Service


Midwest Family Broadcasting

Illinois Times

People's Bank and Trust

Ruby Electric

MJ Kellner Food Service

Nicoud Insurance Services

Evan Lloyd Associates

RW Troxell

Eck, Schafer & Punke LLP

Landscaping Unlimited

Sparky's Ice/Crowder Corporation

St. Andrew's Society of Central Illinois

Legacy of Giving Music Festival

Springfield Jaycees

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