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About DubFest

 

When:

Saturday, March 2nd, 1 pm - 10 pm

Sunday March 3rd, 1 pm - 8 pm

Where:

Sarasota County Fairgounds Concert Field

Click here for directions

What:

  • Homebrew Competition

  • VIP Beer Releases

  • Collectible quality event program featuring bands & beers, and more

  • Food, Raffles, Games, Vendor Booths, and more!

Who:

Dub Fest is a project of J Dub’s Brewing Co. and Gaston Productions.

Please Note:

  • No one under 21 admitted

  • No Coolers

  • No outside food & drink

  • Sealed water bottles allowed

  • Backpacks will be searched

  • Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets 

 
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RULES & REG.

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GENERAL RULES AND REG.

  • No one under 21 admitted

  • Dogs are the only pets allowed

    • All dogs must be on a leash at all times

    • Dog leashes can not exceed 4 feet

    • Owners must clean up after their dogs

    • Only one dog per owner will be allowed

    • Dog owners must report any accidents to first aid immediately

  • No food or beverages may be brought into the festival (except sealed water bottles)

  • No coolers or containers

  • No weapons (including pocket knives)

  • All bags & backpacks will be checked by security

  • Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets 

  • Audio and/or video recording of performances is PROHIBITED

  • Unruly persons will be escorted off the premises - No re-admittance

VIP Beer Tasting & Homebrew Competition

  • You must be of Legal Drinking Age to enter the festival

  • Photo ID is required, no vertical IDs will be accepted

  • Beer or wine may NOT be purchased or consumed unless you are wearing a valid wristband

  • Each tasting participant must stand in line for his/her own beer

  • Beer will be poured into tasting glasses only

  • Servers have the right to refuse to serve a patron at any time

  • Unruly persons will be escorted off the premises, with no re-admittance allowed

All festival attendees agree to release and hold harmless the facility that is being used, sponsors, owners, managers, merchant associations, agents, servants, and employees of Dub Fest, J Dub’s Brewing Co, Sarasota Fairgrounds, Gaston Productions and benefitting charities from all responsibility, personal liability, loss or damage, theft, fire, loss of life, personal injury, and/or damage to property that may arise or occur to attendee, any children admitted with attendee, goods, or property and from any conditions whatsoever that may arise while the premises are in use, during show hours, or when closed before or after show hours.

 
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FAQs

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What is Dub Fest?

Dub Fest is a music festival benefiting The Humane Society of Sarasota County. The event features live performances by national, regional and local bands, homebrew competition and VIP special beer tasting.

How many people attend this event?

We expect up to 6000 people this year.

What bands, homebrewers & specialty beers will participate this year?

Current list of bands
Current list of homebrewers
Current list of VIP beers

Can those under 21 attend?

No, the event is strictly for those 21 and over.

Where can I get tickets?

Universe will be selling this year's Dub Fest tickets.  Information will be posted here

What's your policy on ticket refunds?

Refunds will be issued until 7 days prior to the event.

Is there a charge for parking?

Parking for Dub Fest is a $5 donation to HSSC

Will the event be indoors or outdoors?

This event will be held outdoors, rain or shine.  Please dress accordingly.

Can we bring coolers, food etc.?

Coolers, containers, food & beverages may NOT be brought into the festival.* ALL BAGS & BACKPACKS WILL BE CHECKED. 

What else is there to do at the festival?

There will be a variety of games, and vendor booths. We also have raffles and prize drawings.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is allowed, excluding tented areas. Please be considerate of non-smokers. 

Are pets allowed?

Dogs are the only pets allowed

  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times

  • Dog leashes can not exceed 4 feet

  • Owners must clean up after their dogs

  • Only one dog per owner will be allowed

  • Dog owners must report any accidents to first aid immediately

Assistance animals are allowed.

Do you need volunteers?

We can often use extra help at Dub Fest! Please see the Volunteer  page for details.

How can I get involved as sponsor?

There are many opportunities for sponsorship. Find more information here. Or submit a contact form 

How do I apply for a vendor booth?

See the Vendors page for more information.  Space is limited.

Can my band play at the festival?

Please submit your website and contact information on our contact form.