2016 will be the 7th Annual Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival. The 2016 event is set for Saturday, September 3rd 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 2016 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 16th as well as August 28th- so don't delay! Purchase tickets here
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Need lodging for the evening of SOB? The State House Inn has 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! Mention the discount code LFEST when booking directly through the front desk and they'll give you a special rate so good we can't quote it here.
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 2016'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.
The Blue G's
Dan Hubbard and Friends
Confirmed Food Trucks:
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
Rolling Meadows Brewery
Engrained Brewing Company
The Old Bakery Beer Co.
White Oak Brewing
Tangled Roots Brewing Company
Sass Brewing Company and Bakery
Recess Brewing Company
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
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
Let's not forget to thank our amazing sponsors, many of which have been with us multiple years:
Gordon Food Service
Midwest Family Broadcasting
People's Bank and Trust
MJ Kellner Food Service
Nicoud Insurance Services
Evan Lloyd Associates
Eck, Schafer & Punke LLP
St. Andrew's Society of Central Illinois
SOHO Music Festival