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2023 Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival (SOB Festival)

September 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival

The 2023 Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival (SOB Festival) will be held at the Inn at 835 in Downtown Springfield on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend from 12-5pm. It will be held rain or shine, because attendees will be covered by the two 100′ tents we’ve secured. Over 150 beers and ciders from over 50 breweries will be represented from across the Midwest and nationally. 

Musical acts will keep you moving as you enjoy new and unique fine craft libations. Gourmet oyster dishes as well as food trucks to keep your belly happy while your taste buds are entertained by delicious brews.

To date, the SOB Festival has donated over $130,000 to area charities. Last year’s charity recipient was the Ronald McDonald House of Central Illinois.

Follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on all our developments! This year is shaping up to be the biggest and best event yet- and with you joining us, it’s sure to be a blast!

With your general admission, you’ll receive a special SOB tasting glass, providing you samples of your choice, a snack at the gate and a brewers guide.

Pre-Order General Admission – $25

Includes admission and a SOB Festival sampling glass – $35

​Day of Gate Admission – $40

​VIP Tickets – $75

– Includes an SOB Festival sampling glass, a wide variety of food provided by GFS and prepared by the Inn at 835’s Executive Chef, voucher for 6 oysters, access to indoor air-conditioned restrooms, access to limited edition brews not available at the regular tent, and 30 minute early admission!

Parking is available on the street or two blocks to the North at the Vinegar Hill Mall Complex. For any other questions, visit sobfestival.com or call 217-522-3123. As this is a rain-or-shine, charitable event, refunds will not be issued.


September 2, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Conn’s Hospitality Group
(217) 522-3123
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Inn at 835
835 S. 2nd St.
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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