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Friday, Sept. 16/Saturday, Sept. 17/Sunday, Sept. 18

(New Location): Plaza Park, Ventura

Friday 9/16: FOOD & BEER PAIRING (5:30 PM-8:30 PM) At City Hall

 Saturday 9/17: CRAFT BEER HEAVEN (12:30 PM-5 PM) 140 Craft Beers On Tap

 Sunday 9/18: BOOTS & BREWS FESTIVAL (11 AM-6 PM)  Country Star Joe Nichols!

The California Beer Festival goes Country this year, and moves to a great big new location: Plaza Park, 651 E. Thompson Blvd. Once again, spread over three big days: Friday, September 16 (5:30 pm-8:30 pm); Saturday, September 17 (12:30 pm-5 pm; and Sunday, September 18 (11 am-6 pm). Tickets priced as follows: 3-Day Pass, $150; Friday Food & Beer Pairing Competition, $65; Saturday VIP Early Bird Experience to Craft Beer Heaven, $80; Saturday General Admission to Craft Beer Heaven, $55; Saturday Designated Driver Craft Beer Heaven, $25; Sunday VIP Boots And Brews Front Row & Lounge, $75; Sunday Boots And Brews, $30. Purchase tickets here:

In keeping with the yearly tradition, a portion of Friday’s proceeds benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation, an organization that provides financial support to student-athletes to assist in their pursuit of both scholastic and athletic success in Ventura County. A portion of Saturday’s and Sunday’s proceeds benefit the Downtown Ventura Organization to foster a vibrant commercial and cultural district.

 Friday 9/16: FOOD & BEER PAIRING (5:30 PM-8:30 PM)

Start your weekend off at our Food & Beer Pairing Competition! Takes place Friday, September 16 at City Hall overlooking Downtown Ventura. Five Brewmasters will be paired up with Five Gourmet Local Chefs, competing for your palate and vote ((or) “Best Food & Beer Pairing.” This VIP event includes food samples, beer, live music and (1) CBF souvenir pint glass. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

  • The Watermark & MadeWest Brewing Co.
  • Jimmy Slice & Topa Topa Brewing Co.
  • Winchester’s & Surf Brewery
  • Plated Events & Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Cafe Fiore & Ladyface Ale Companie
  • A Wayfairing Chef & Rincon Brewery
  • NOW Ventura & Red Tandem Brewery


Saturday 9/17: CRAFT BEER HEAVEN (12:30 PM-5 PM)

Plus A Tribute to Prince Featuring “The Purple Ones”

Concluding Ventura County Beer Week with a bang is the legendary California Beer Festival (CBF), at our new location: beautiful Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura. Come experience Craft Beer Heaven with beers on tap, food trucks and live music throughout the day. This is a chance to expand your mind and educate yourself on new and old styles of Craft Beer. VIP Session begins 11:30 am, General Admission Gates 12:30 pm, Beer Sampling from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm). Also, Tribute To Prince featuring music by The Purple Ones (10-piece Band).


 Sunday 9/18: BOOTS & BREWS FESTIVAL (11 AM-6 PM)

Sunday is the CBF Debut of the Boots & Brews Festival headlined by Country Music Star, Joe Nichols, known for hits like “Tequila Makes Her Close Fall Off” and “Sunny and 75.” Bring your chairs and blankets, and kick up your cowboy boots at this family friendly event! Food and ice cold Craft Beer will be available for purchase. Children 12 and under free. Space is limited.

Saturday features music by The Purple Ones (10-piece Prince Tribute Band).

Live Entertainment Lineup for California Beer Festival

  • Friday, Sept. 16: Ventura dance-rock favorites, The Bomb; and Ross Harper
  • Saturday, Sept. 17: Santa Barbara classic-rockers, The Caverns; The Purple Ones (10-piece Prince Tribute Band)
  • Sunday, Sept. 18: Joe Nichols (4:45 pm-5:45 pm); country acts Tyler Rich, Highway Starr, Caught Red Handed




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About Joseph Timmons (9584 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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