Guest Blogger, Kate Boyer, Gives the 4-1-1 on the Upcoming Homer Soda Festival

Homer Soda Festival is back for an incredible 2016 event on June 4th!

New brands will be introduced this year such as Boots BeverageHopwater, Buckeye Soda, 164 Brewing,Yacht Club Soda plus new flavors from the 2015 brands.  You can always find the classics like Bubble Up and Nehi flavors.  You can even meet 11 different bottlers from all across the country!  With almost 50 soda booths, each with 5 different sodas to try, you are sure to tickle your taste buds with your new favorite!  The folks over at Five Star Soda Review will be coming in early and sampling soda.  They will be picking their favorite 3 flavors!  When you come on Saturday, look for the MIX 94.5 tent by the stage to sample all three favorite BEST OF FEST sodas at once!

Admission to the festival is free!  Tastings are $4 for a sheet of 10 tickets, unlimited tastings for $15, or VIP passes with FAST TRACK LINES for $20 (only 500 available).  Pre-order the VIP tickets

Explore the best of the Homer Soda Festival with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Neutral Cycle will have FREE bike rentals available all day. Their rental station, located at the west end of the festival will have personal and tandem bikes for rent (locks included) free of charge. Bikes can also be reserved ahead of time on their website.

In addition to the soda tasting, take advantage of all the remarkable activities available.  There are dozens of artisan vendors with unique, hand crafted items and plenty of bbq or gourmet food to experience when you get hungry.  Come for lunch and enjoy a Kids Concert from the eclectic and fun band, Bones Jugs, from 12-1pm!  There is a full line up of LIVE Americana music on the Prospect Bank Stage from 10am until 7pm!  Like vintage vehicles?  The Sundowner’s Car Club will be having a car show 10am-4pm, and then a Cruisin’ 4-7:30p.  Need to get in a run before the festival begins?  Run in the Heritage Music 5k & Fun Run at 8am!    Sign up for the BBQ Cook Off and win CASH prizes while you enjoy the festival!  Are you bringing children?  The festival is an alcohol-free event and quite child friendly! There are free bounce houses for the children for the entire day, bubble demonstrations with bubbles as big as your car and the Pony Rides!  For older kids, Alpha Dog Entertainment will have Laser Tag!   We even have horse drawn carriage rides.  Details for all of this is found on our website.


Slow down, sip some soda and experience small town life for an afternoon... We'll be waiting for you.