If you plan to party on this Cinco de Mayo weekend, make it count by attending the 3rd Annual Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival, brought to us by the ensorcelling minds behind OC Brew Ha Ha. Taking place this Saturday afternoon from 11am to 5pm at Lakeview Park in Silverado, this festival combines a craft beer festival with all the celebrations necessary for a Cinco de Mayo party. Dozens of chefs, restaurants, and food trucks will make an appearance here to serve up some delicious gourmet tacos, all conveniently priced at $3 each. Beyond that, all attendees will receive unlimited pours of craft beer from over 30 different microbreweries. To keep guests entertained this festival will have live Lucha Libre wrestling and live Latin music all day. If guests choose to get involved somehow, they will find plenty of outdoor games to partake in, such as glorified Jenga, beanbag toss, and more. If guests simply want to relax, they can locate the cigar lounge and rest with some of the great cigars available. Though this event takes place outdoors, the event organizers will kindly provide free water to all the attendees.
The 3rd Annual Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival runs this Saturday, April 30th, from 11am up until 5pm. Guests may enter as soon as 11am, but will only have access to the food section. The gates to all the beer will open at 12pm. Admission to this festival costs $55 presale, or $65 at the door. Use promo code beerpunks to save $10 off admission. Non-drinkers may purchase a designated driver ticket for $20 at the door. Read up on some more tips to make the most out of your visit:
- REMEMBER to bring PHOTO ID! Amazingly, many guests think they can enter without showing it to the front security.
- Absolutely nobody under 21 may enter the festival. Do not even think about bringing your kids or pets.
- Look up directions before arriving – cell phones may receive no signal as you approach the park.
- Basic toll-free directions: Get to the 55 freeway, exit Chapman Avenue, then drive east until you pass the lake, where a sign should point out when to turn left onto a road leading to the park.
- Arrive early, because another major festival takes place this same day on the other side of the road, which will heavily clog up traffic.
- Guests may park for free. Because of the park’s location, I do not recommend riding a bike or walking, although you may get dropped off.
- Food come at a separate cost, so anyone wanting to eat should arrive with extra $1 bills. Click here for a list of attending restaurants and food trucks.
- If you see that it has no signal, just turn off your cell phone during the fest. Smartphones can enter Airplane Mode instead.
- Though the park contains many trees, consider applying sunscreen, and have extra sunscreen available. Security will not confiscate sunscreen from you.
- Stay hydrated throughout the festival. All attendees receive FREE water on the premises.
- Dress appropriately for hot weather. Southern California has seen a heat wave recently, and the combination of heat, salty food, and alcohol will quickly lead to dehydration.
- For prolonged drinking, start with lighter beers and work your way to stronger beers. Click here for a list of attending breweries.
- Try to hold on to your beer glass – guests receive no replacement for lost or broken glasses.
- All beers stop pouring at 4pm. An extra grace hour will allow guests time to sober up and find food before leaving.
- Lakeview Park only has two exits: one back towards Orange, the other through the mountains leading of Rancho Santa Margarita. Police WILL patrol both roads leaving the park!
Take a look back at last year’s Sabroso Fest for a glimpse at what may go down this Saturday: