RB21’s Event Journal

1486016808 big cap beer and cider festival tickets
Saturday March 8, 2014 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)
Santa Anita Park: Big 'Cap Beer & Cider Festival
1 ticket
VIP Package

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The event was not properly thought through. By 3-3:30pm the complimentary food only offered to VIP members was all out with two hours still left to go in the event. The beer pours for VIP using the vouchers that came with your purchase were tiny and not consistent when using those same vouchers in the general admission area. Four tiny pours for VIP did not seem well weighted considering other events at Santa Anita have given VIP unlimited pours such as the Wine Festival event a month before. The event as well felt disconnected from the actual horse races. Being located on the infield, you could not even see the horse racing. With VIP you had access to the club house, but it was on the opposite end of the park from where the beer festival was taking place. It felt like it was a beer festival at a race track rather than the beer festival taking place with the race track events. Signage in the park was not great to get to the event. Overall poor presentation and execution. I will not attend in future years. Only the wine festival is worth it.