Otter Fest offers guests chance to sample brews from 15 breweries

Calling all beer lovers! Wekiva Island is offering you the chance to sip and sample beers from 15 breweries on Jan. 27, 2024.

The Seminole County attraction will host its annual craft beer festival, Otter Fest, from 2 to 5 p.m. that day. Tickets are $40 for General Admission and $50 for VIP, which allows guests to enter an hour early at 1 p.m. for even more fun.

Admission allows guests to meet representatives from the breweries, which include many local favorites, to learn about the beers and brewing, grab freebies, and of course, sample countless options.

Without a Paddle Café will be serving up food options for purchase, including special menu items to pair with the beer samples.

The event is in its sixth year and is only open to those 21+. It takes its name from Wekiva Island’s craft beer and wine bar, The Tooting Otter, which in turn pays homage to the attraction’s beautiful riverside location and its natural inhabitants.

“At Wekiva Island, we take beer very seriously,” said Carrie Vanderhoef, Wekiva Island manager. “Our staff members train with a cicerone so they can elevate our guests’ experiences every day. Otter Fest is a fun annual tradition that allows us to celebrate everything we love about craft beer with our guests.”

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About Wekiva Island

Located on the beautiful Wekiva River, Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the real Florida. The natural attraction features more than 2,000 square feet of entertainment along the riverfront, including activities from canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding to volleyball and cornhole. Wekiva Island hosts regular monthly events. The Tooting Otter bar offers a selection of craft beer and wine, and Without a Paddle Café serves up a full menu, including for special events. Guests can also purchase gifts or souvenirs at the General Store. In addition, Wekiva Island features a unique art gallery that showcases natural works from around the world, as well as offers classes, events and more. Corporate meeting space, event venues and private cabana rentals are available at Wekiva Island. Sustainability and a passion for the environment is at the heart of the organization’s mission. Wekiva Island is located at 1014 Miami Springs Drive in Longwood, Florida. For more information, visit or call 407-862-1500. 

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