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Fizz Fest 2018 – Summit City Craft Soda Festival and Winter Carnival

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

- $5

Add Some Pop and Fizz to Your Winter
On February 10th, Downtown Fort Wayne will have even more fizz and pop at the inaugural Summit City Craft Soda Festival and Winter Carnival, aka Fizz Fest. Touted as the most unique family festival of the year, Fizz Fest 2018 promises to take your soda poppin’ taste buds to an altogether new level of bliss.

Resurrecting the days when soda came in a glass bottle and was sweetened with natural cane sugar, Fizz Fest showcases over 100 vintage and craft sodas to sample or purchase.

The family-friendly event will also feature a myriad of carnival games and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds go to support Blessings in a Backpack.

Nostalgia in Every Bottle
Fizz Fest 2018 will reunite you with the hard to find sodas of your childhood and introduce the next generation of regional gourmet craft sodas and sparkling beverages. From family owned bottlers who believe that soda should be made from just a few ingredients—pure sparkling water, real cane sugar, and premium flavors using recipes handed down through several generations and bottled on 1940’s-era equipment. Not from a can, not from plastic, just soda made the way it is supposed to be. Where you can taste the old-school awesome in every American-made sip!

This is More than just a Soda Festival. It’s a Winter Carnival!
• Old, New & Cool Sodas: Over 100 to Sample – Regional Craft Sodas, Old School Favorites, New Unique & Fun Flavors

• Old-Time Carnival Games of Skill: Soda Bottle Ring Toss, Grab a Duck, Zombie Shooting Range, Goldfish Bowl, and many more…

• Family Fun: Balloon Animals, Fortune Tellers, Costumed Characters

• Food Vendors: Root Beer Floats, Pop Corn, Food Trucks

• Soda Shop: Find your favorites and build your own carry out 6 pack to take home

Our Mission – Support Blessings in a Backpack

When you think of drinking soda pop as a little kid, those are always good memories. Unfortunately for many of Fort Wayne’s kids, child hood is filled with sad memories. When school dismisses on Friday, 11,000 Children in Fort Wayne will leave their classroom, uncertain whether they will have enough food to eat that weekend.

Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that feeds school children in the Fort Wayne who currently are fed during the week on the Free and Reduced Meal Program and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends or snow days. A portion of the proceeds from Fizz Fest 2018 are going to Blessings in a Backpack.

Learn More at: fwfizzfest.com

SPONSORED BY: The Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District & SummitCitySoda.com


February 10
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fizz Fest


USF Performing Arts Center
431 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, 46802
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(260) 399-7700