Is there a better way to celebrate soda than with a festival? Float on over to the 3rd Annual Sebring Soda Festival, April 3-5, 2020, to properly research the matter. With a family-friendly party atmosphere, more than 200 craft sodas to sample, craft beer & wine, live music and festive food, this is the fizziest festival in all of Florida.
The three-day festival, which is held in historic downtown Sebring, is a celebration of craft sodas and good, old-fashioned fun. If you enjoy scrumptious sips, bring your friends, family and even your dog to Sebring and pop in for an experience that is ‘sodalicious.’
The festival will feature traditional sodas, like colas, ginger ales, root beers, and cream sodas, plus countless unique sodas you can’t find in stores, including flavors like caramel apple, prickly pear, espresso, peach cobbler, candied bacon, key lime, cucumber, pepper soda, and more. And everyone loves to re-visit the many vintage favorites featured at the festival, such as Cheerwine, Moxie and RC Cola.
Most of the sodas at the Festival are made in small batches and most are made with real sugar or honey (no high fructose corn syrup). They come from all over the U.S. and many from small towns. Sodas from companies like Avery's Beverages (New Britain, CT), Sprecher Brewing Company (Glendale, WI), Fest Cola (New Orleans, LA), Boylan Bottling Company (New York, NY), Cheerwine (Salisbury, NC) Durango Soda Company (Durango, CO) and others will be available for tasting. Many of the soda makers and bottlers will be in attendance.
The festival will kick off on Friday, April 3 with a Family Fun Night from 5-9 PM, which is free to attend, and will include an outdoor family movie under the stars, family fun & games, a mini-soda tasting, and more.
The actual Soda Tasting will take place on Saturday & Sunday, April 4 & 5 (Saturday hours from 11am-6pm, and Sunday hours from 11am-4pm). Soda Tasting Tickets, which are required to taste the 200+ sodas, are available for purchase. Be sure to attend both days, because you won't want to miss the variety of sodas to taste (the tasting options vary on Saturday & Sunday).
On Saturday night, rock the night away at the Block Party Concert from 6-9pm with a live band. Enjoy food trucks, adult beverages, including soda-based cocktails, craft beer and wine. The concert is free to attend.