Inaugural 30A Foam Fest At 30Avenue May 13
May 4, 2023 by SoWal Staff
30A Foam Fest, presented by Idyll Hound Proper and 30Avenue, will make its debut at 30Avenue on Saturday, May 13 from 2-6 p.m. with proceeds from the inaugural event benefiting Food for Thought Outreach.
Guests are invited to the coastal shopping center to enjoy an afternoon filled with unlimited sips of craft beer, food, live music, activities and much more. Breweries from across the southeast, including Alga Beer Co., Beach Camp Brewing Company, Destin Brewery, Emerald Republic Brewing, Grayton Beer Company, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, Lawless Coast Brewing, Odd Pelican Brewing Company, Perfect Plain Brewing, Sip Sandestin, Urban South, and many more, will showcase and pour their unique beers during the festival, sponsored by Hop Sponsor, Step One Automotive Group.
Ticket holders will receive a custom beer mug upon entry, courtesy of 30A Luxury Vacations, that they are able to refill throughout the afternoon, sampling various beers from those in attendance. The official 30A Foam Fest tshirt courtesy of Gulf Goldring Distributing will also be given to each guest upon entry. There will also be food available for purchase from various 30Avenue restaurants, including amici 30A Italian Kitchen, amigos 30A Mexican Kitchen, Goatfeathers, Dog Man Du, Southern Charm, and 30Avenue’s eatery, Idyll Hound Proper. For the non-beer drinkers, Gulf Water Wines will be pouring their award winning prosecco to those who attend.
There will be live music on the main stage throughout the event, kicking off with opening act, Boukou Groove, followed by the popular, New Orleans-based band, Flow Tribe courtesy of local live music sponsor, Coastline Custom Builders. Founded in 2004, Flow Tribe was created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's destruction with the mission to bring the next generation of the New Orleans' sound of unstoppable rhythm and passion to the world, according to their website. Over the next 15 years, Flow Tribe performed over 120 shows a year crossing the country multiple times from the biggest festival stages to freak shows. They are six seasoned blue-collar musicians who carry on the road dog tradition of following the highway to wherever the next crowd congregates.
“We are thrilled to not only bring Idyll Hound Proper to 30Avenue but South Walton’s newest craft beer festival,” said Lance Stokes of Idyll Hound Proper. “Paired with live music by Flow Tribe and great food, all for a local cause, will make 30A Foam Fest a signature event for years to come. This is a special opportunity to try beers that you normally wouldn’t find on tap or sold in stores.”
Additional entertainment throughout the festival includes an interactive photo booth courtesy of Driftwood Wine & Spirits, and a Steinholding competition courtesy of presenting brewery, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company. Steinholding is a traditional Bavarian contest which competitors hold a full one-liter beer stein out in front of their bodies with a straight arm parallel to the ground. The person who holds their arm out the longest is crowned the winner. There will also be a 360 photobooth provided by House of Bounce courtesy of The Pointe along with vendor pop ups from local companies like Link x Lou and Nature’s Juice.
Proceeds from 30A Foam Fest will benefit Food for Thought Outreach, a local 501(c)3 organization that works to bridge the meal gap in the lives of food insecure children in Walton and Okaloosa counties and empower them to get the most out of their education. Currently, over 3,000 children are enrolled in their year-round programs and all funds raised from the event will go towards those programs and helping even more kids throughout the year.
“We love to work with local businesses and leaders in support of our programs at Food for Thought Outreach,” said Food for Thought Founder Tiffanie Nelson. “Our services are provided to over 3,000 food-insecure children across Walton & Okaloosa Counties. Events such as the 30A Foam Fest raise funds that will make an immediate impact in our community.”
Tickets are available for guests 21+ for $50 in advance and $75 at the door which can be purchased at the official welcome lounge courtesy of Vacayzen. Tickets can be purchased online at www.FoamFest30A.com. To ensure that all guests make it home safely, Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation is offering a special discount to all ticket holders. Call (850) 774-8345 and mention “30A Foam Fest” to receive an exclusive price.
For guests traveling from out of town or locals who want to make it a staycation, official lodging sponsor The Pointe on 30A is offering 20% of your stay with code FOAMFEST. Visit www.cottagerentalagency.com to book.
“30A Foam Festival is about more than experiencing incredible beers, it’s also about raising money for a great cause that is a vital part of our community,” Stokes said. “We hope everyone will come out and experience these local breweries and support Food for Thought.”
30A Foam Fest would like to thank the local businesses who have already signed up to sponsor the inaugural event, including 30A, 30AEats, 30A Food & Wine, 30A Review Magazine, A Boheme Design, Beach Ice, Blush Beauty Lounge, B-Unlimited, Chi Mar Construction, Emerald Coast Magazine, Florida Water, Gulf Coast Restaurants, Progress Bank, SoWal.com, Stackable Mracek Design Group, VIP 30A, Visit South Walton. Those interested in sponsoring, please email email@example.com to learn more about the various sponsorship levels still available. Breweries looking to participate in the event, please email 30AFoamFest@gmail.com. Follow 30A Foam Fest on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on participating breweries, vendors, and more.