The Bad Santa festival takes place from 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Big Top Brewing Co., 6111 Porter Way, Sarasota. Each ticket, regularly priced $30, includes unlimited beer samples and a meal ticket. Attendees will have four choices for meal options from Busted Chef or Sonny’s BBQ.
The St. Pete Beer & Bacon Festival runs from noon-6 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Drive N.E., St. Petersburg. Tickets range from $15 for basic admission with no beer sampling to $75 for a souped-up VIP experience, with ticket prices in between for children and beer sampling admission. None of the tickets include food, so hungry participants will purchase meals from food vendors separately. Food vendors for the event have yet to be announced.
The St. Pete Beer & Bacon Festival will feature roughly a dozen brewers as well. To buy tickets, visit www.stpetebeerandbacon.com/tickets.html.
The 10 percent off sale for both festivals ends at midnight Monday. Enter promo code CYBERMONDAY at checkout.