Sabroso Fest Returns to Dana Point for 6th Year

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival returns to Dana Point for its 6th year, this time with double the fun! After selling out two years in a row, the festival will now take place over two full days – Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 – at its same location at the beautiful Doheny State Beach.

The two day music festival, powered by Gringo Bandito hot sauce, will also bring craft beer, mouthwatering tacos from all around Southern California, and exciting live entertainment to the oceanfront locale.

Headliners for Sabroso Fest include some of the most influential rock and punk bands to ever come out of SoCal including The Offspring, Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, The Descendents, Black Flag, Face to Face, Lagwagon and more! On top of this amazing lineup, attendees can also enjoy watching Lucha Libre style wrestling stars from across the globe battle for the title of Sabroso Champion.

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And of course, what would a festival be without some of the region’s best craft beer selections. Attendees who are 21 and over will be able to taste unlimited samples of 200 different craft beers from 50 fan-favorite breweries including Avery Brewing, Artifex Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Burning Beard Brewing, MadeWest Brewing, Russian River Brewing, The Shop Beer, 805 and more! Complimentary craft beer tastings last until 4 p.m.

Guests will also be able to treat themselves to delicious tacos from renowned Southern California vendors including Panchos Tacos, Border Tacos, Good Fellas Tacos, Vegan Taco Company, Spicy Bite, Chronic Tacos, Sol Agave and more. The event’s taco vendors will also have the opportunity to compete for the coveted “Best in Show” with their most unique creations, voted on by esteemed judges.

Photo by Angela Bishop for SoCal Locale

World-champion competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi of Nagano, Japan will return to Sabroso on Sunday, April 7th to defend his 2018 Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Eating Champion title in the 9th Annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge. Last year, Kobayashi devoured 154 tacos in 10 minutes to win the title, just shy of his record-breaking 2017 win of 159 tacos in the same time frame.

Photo by Angela Bishop for SoCal Locale

Single Day tickets for Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival start at $59.50 (plus fees), and Weekend tickets start at $89.50 (plus fees), while supplies last. For this family-friendly event, kids 7 and under get in free with an adult ticket holder. Ticket purchasing and more information can be found on the Sabroso Website.

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(This post was updated October 9th, 2018. Questions or comments? Leave them below!)

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