Beer And Bacon Festival Sizzles In November

 Beer and Bacon Festival

A festival of flavors with more than 30 unique craft beers and creative bacon specialties from local restaurant favorites at this year’s Beer and Bacon Festival


The Beer and Bacon Festival features more than 30 of the finest craft beers paired with delicious bacon-inspired specialties to tempt and tease every palate onSaturday, November 2.  This festival, presented by seasoned event producers CBS RADIO ORLANDO and hosted at Uptown Altamonte, showcases the growing love of craft beer along the scenic shores of Cranes Roost Park.

The Fest is presented and produced by CBS RADIO, led by Orlando favorites MIX 105.1, 1059 SUNNY FM, and 102 JAMZ in partnership with sponsors AutoNation Acura of North Orlando, Seminole Harley Davidson, and Wayne Densch Inc.  CBS RADIO  produces several signature events throughout the year including; Downtown Food & Wine Fest, Orlando Extreme Watersports Fest, and Pet-A-Palooza.

Dave Robbins, senior vice president, Orlando market manager at CBS RADIO said, “Through the power of radio and our expertise in offering and producing signature events in Central Florida, we are ready to create memorable experiences with an emphasis on beer appreciation.  The Beer and Bacon Festival is a place to learn about craft beers and pay homage to bacon-inspired culinary favorites – it’s simple, fun, and delicious.”

Beer and Bacon Festival
4 Rivers Smokehouse Features bacon wrapped jalapeños at the Beer and Bacon Festival.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013

Festival Opens at 3 p.m.

Craft Beer Sampling 4 to 7 p.m.

Experience: Your ticket includes sampling of more than 30 craft beers.

Restaurant small-plate offerings are available for purchase between $2 and $6.

Full-pour beer, wine, and soft drink beverages are available for purchase.  A limited number of craft beer sampling tickets will be offered.  This event is sure to sell-out to maintain a high-quality and enjoyable experience for all.

Location: Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte is located at 247 Cranes Roost Blvd,

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.  The park is easily accessible from exit 92, SR 436

from Interstate 4.  Access to Cranes Roost Park is free and open to the public.

Parking: FREE parking is available for all festival and park guests throughout Uptown Altamonte and nearby at Altamonte Mall.

Tickets: Purchase tickets online at

Beer and Bacon Festival

Craft Beer and Menu Highlights

Beer and Bacon Festival
Goose Island Honker’s Ale Featured at Beer and Bacon Festival.

Sampling Ticket: Sampling Tickets $35 per 21+ adult – at the Gate (Cash or Credit Card)

Craft Beer Ticket: $25 per 21+ adult – Advance Online Ticket Purchase

Craft Beer Purveyors: (subject to change and seasonal availability)

  • Blue Point Brewing (4 varietals)
  • Florida Beer Company (4 varietals)
  • Goose Island (4 varietals)
  • Kona (4 varietals)
  • Magic Hat (2 varietals)
  • Red Hook (2 varietals)
  • Shock Top (3 varietals)
  • Sweetwater (4 varietals)
  • Victory Brewing (4 varietals)
  • Woodchuck (5 varietals)

Restaurants / Menu Highlights: (subject to change)

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse (Brisket or pulled pork sliders with bacon, Chicken on a biscuit with bacon and maple drizzle, Bacon wrapped jalapenos)
  • Cupcake Crazy (Bacon salted caramel cupcake and Amaretto custard)
  • Miller’s Ale House – (Fries with melted cheese topped with bacon, scallions, and ranch dressing, Watermelon and bacon salad, Tuna slider with chopped egg and bacon)
  • Omaha Steakhouse (Bacon and bleu cheese burger sliders, Bleu cheese chips with bacon, Bacon and caramel popcorn pops)
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Crab BLT, Prime beef slider with bacon and onion jam, Cheesecake with chocolate almond bacon clusters)
  • Tako Cheena (Chinese BBQ chara siu pork belly tako, Bani mi pernil tako with pickled daikon radish, Crispy smoked eggplant empanada, Bacon infused ice cream)
  • Terramia Ristorante (Rigatoni amatriciana with pancetta, Stromboli with pancetta, mushrooms and buffalo mozzarella, and Ravioli with prosciutto and vodka sauce)
  • The Hammered Lamb (Grilled cheese with bacon and side of bacon jam,  Bacon and lamb mash over a buttermilk biscuit, covered with a lamb reduction,  Bacon, maple and waffle cone  rice crispy treat)
  • Whole Foods Market (Cheddar bacon maple sausage topped with caramelized onions with a side of sautéed bacon greens, Vegan bacon and chocolate chip cookie, Gourmet cheese and olive sampler)

Beer and Bacon Festival

Activities and Information

  • CBS RADIO ORLANDO On-air Personalities Meet & Greet and Live Music Mixers
  • Interactive Games and Sponsor Displays
  • The Official After Party will be held at Miller’s Ale House in front of the Altamonte Mall.  Festival attendees receive $1 off craft beer (must show wristband).
  • Creative pretzel necklaces, welcome!
  • Orlando Magic RV with video games, two TVs, and giveaways
  • Several restaurants and full-pour bars will accept credit cards; all vendors accept cash. ATMs are available at the Festival.
  • Kindly leave your pets at home.
  • The Beer and Bacon Festival will be held rain or shine.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • CBS RADIO ORLANDO encourages everyone to drink responsibly.  Don’t drink and drive.  Alert Cab, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch local beer distributor Wayne Densch Inc., will provide free taxi rides home for patrons in need.

The Beer and Bacon Festival features more than 30 craft beers, plus bacon-inspired menu items from local restaurant favorites. For more information visit

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Celebration Exotic Car Festival

Celebration Exotic Car Festival

The 10th Annual Celebration Exotic Car Festival children’s charity event is here again! This event showcases North America’s largest collection of exotic cars, race cars and iconic Hollywood movie cars, coming together to help children with life threatening medical conditions. Enjoy the world class exotic car concours set along the waterfront of Celebration, meet world famous chefs at the Food and Wine at Portofino event, participate in the acclaimed road rally, and more!

As one of the largest exotic car festivals in the world, they are also one of the only events that donate 100% of the net proceeds to charity. Since 2004, over $800,000 has been donated to children’s charities, including Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics, and Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospitals just to name a few through the efforts of this event!

Celebration Exotic Car Festival Schedule

Saturday, April 13

Concours of Exotic Cars
10 am-4:00 pm

Saturday morning, the peaceful waterside village of Celebration will welcome 250 of the planets most exotic cars, race cars and Hollywood movie cars in a world-class concours event. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti, McLaren, Lotus, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Aston Marti, Pantera, DeLorean, and others will be competing for Class Trophies and the coveted Best of Show. Now in it’s 10th year, the Celebration Exotic Car Festival has been named one of the 5 Best Car Shows in the World by Made Man Magazine.

Located across from the Walt Disney World Resort, Celebration offers an ideal setting for the concours. Take a stroll around the lake, enjoy lunch at one of the sidewalk cafes, and browse the eclectic collection of shops.

Saturday, April 13

Food & Wine at Portofino, Loew’s Portofino Bay Resort
Universal Orlando
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

This high-energy event is the party of the year!  the annual Food & Wine party will take place harborside at the stunning Loew’s Portofino Bay Resort at Universal Orlando. A virtual duplication of the beautiful seaside town of Portofino, Italy, this idyllic waterfront setting is the perfect location to enjoy fine wines and incredible cuisine!  More than 50 local restaurants and renowned celebrity chef’s join to prepare a world-class culinary and fine wine extravaganza. Highlighting the evening will be a display of exotic cars, live music, performance artists, silent and live auctions, and much more!

Sunday, April 14

Rally10:30 am (Drivers Meeting 9:30 am)

Join us Sunday Morning for a fun and competitive rally! Following a drivers meeting and Continental Breakfast, drive your exotic car as it was meant to be driven, with a Police Escort to get us on our way. See the sights and enjoy the wide open roads of Central Florida! Wrapping up the event, enjoy a fantastic awards luncheon back at Cafe D’ Antonio in Celebration.

Check out the official 2013 Celebration Exotic Car Festival here for more information about the festival.

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SeaWorld Bands, Brew, & BBQ Festival Line-Up Annonced

SeaWorld Band Brew BBQ

SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival Acts Announced

Featuring live concerts by some of the biggest names in music
SeaWorld Orlando announces an exciting concert lineup for its SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, February 9 – March 17. This year’s event will be bigger and better with two additional weekends of authentic sizzling BBQ and concerts.
The 2013 Bands, Brew & BBQ concert lineup includes:
  • Saturday, February 9            Chris Young with Jerrod Niemann
  • Sunday, February 10             Merle Haggard
  • Saturday, February 16   The Beach Boys
  • Sunday, February 17             Styx
  • Saturday, February 23   Big & Rich
  • Sunday, February 24             Third Eye Blind
  • Saturday, March 2               Daryl Hall and John Oates
  • Sunday, March 3                 TBA
  • Saturday, March 9               TBA
  • Sunday, March 10                Josh Turner
  • Saturday, March 16              TBA
  • Sunday, March 17                TBA
For more details about Bands, Brew & BBQ – and to get the latest additions to the lineup – visit
SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission. The best way to catch all the concerts is with a 2013 Fun Card. Just pay for a day and get 2012’s Christmas Celebration and all of 2013’s events free!
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.  The 10 parks play host to 25 million guests each year and employ 26,000 people nationwide. To learn more, or call toll-free             1-888-800-5447      . Additionally, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment created the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a non-profit, private charitable foundation committed to supporting wildlife and habitat conservation, research, education and animal rescue programs worldwide. Learn more at
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