Curtis Hixon Park is going to be filled with aromas of wood and charcoal smoke for the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival. Any foodie needs to check this event out. It will feature all kinds of BBQed meat from local, state, and national vendors. This festival truly captures living life in a southern state of mind. Keep scrolling for more info on this tasty event. Back for it's 9th year, the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival will take place in Downtown Tampa on March 9 from 12-6pm. General admission tickets are still available, but VIP is unfortunately sold out. The $45 ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon, and all live entertainment. Designated driver tickets are sold only at the festival for $25. Did we also mention it's for a good cause? A portion of event proceeds go to Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation. What's on the menu? Expect to find a great BBQ selection like pulled pork, whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and all the fixins’ you can imagine. For beer lovers, there will be tons of local breweries handing out samples including Cigar City, Keel City Farms, Cycle Brewing, Magnanimous Brewing, and tons more. Bourbon connoisseurs NEED to stop at the Tasting Theatre for seminars on how to distill bourbon or how to make a fancy cocktail. https://www.instagram.com/p/CwThgZypr7x/ 1:00pm – Texas Terroir with Garrison Brothers Senior Manager Erika Meyers 2:30pm – Discovering the Pleasure of Payne with Von Payne Spirits 3:30pm – WhistlePig is “Aged to Perfection” with USA Brand Educator Ingrid Rodriguez 4:30pm – Misunderstood Whiskey Mixology Class: Make Your Own ‘Bohemian Raspberry’ Related: 7 Places To Find The Best Old-Fashions in Tampa Bay Looking for more info on this tasty event? Click here to see directions, menu, FAQ's and more.