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Fizz Fest 2018

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

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Fizz Fest 2018

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

Put Some Pop & Fizz in Your Winter on February 10, 2018 at Fort Wayne’s inaugural Craft Soda Festival to celebrate artisan soda pop and raise awareness for Blessings in a Backpack.

Fort Wayne, Indiana (January 5, 2018) — On February 10th, Downtown Fort Wayne will have even more fizz and pop at the inaugural Summit City Craft Soda Festival and Winter Carnival to be held at the USF Performing Arts Center from 10 AM to 6 PM.

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 the Fort Wayne Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack.

Nostalgia in Every Bottle

Fizz Fest 2018 will reunite attendees with the sodas of their childhood and introduce the next generation of regional gourmet craft sodas. 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, no high fructose corn syrup, just soda made the way it is supposed to be. Where you can taste the old-school awesome in every American-made sip!

Fizz Fest 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.

This is More than just a Soda Festival.   It’s a Winter Carnival!

Old Time Carnival Favorites
Soda Bottle Ring Toss, Grab a Duck, Zombie Shooting Range, Plinko, 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

Old, New & Cool Sodas
Overr 100 Regional Craft Sodas, Old School Favorites and Unique Flavors to Sample

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, their 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. A portion of the proceeds from Fizz Fest 2018 are going to Blessings in a Backpack


Pre-Sale Discount Tickets are available online through January 27.  |   BUY HERE
There are limited VIP Tickets available at $25 per person and include:

  • Unlimited Soda Tastings
  • Collectible Tasting Glass
  • “Fast Track” line for VIP Holders
  • 5 Free Carnival Game Tickets
  • A Take Home Bottle of Craft Soda
  • PLUS – $2.50 of every VIP Ticket goes Directly to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.

An UNLIMITED TASTINGS wristband is $15 online ($20 at the door)

General Admission is $5 and includes 10 soda tasting tickets. Additional tastings are 15 / $5.

Eventbrite - Fizz Fest 2018 - Summit City Craft Soda Festival & Winter Carnival


2018 Sponsors
Fizz Fest 2018 is sponsored by The Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District and SummitCitySoda.com. Plus these other  great sponsors.


Social Media
Follow @FWFizzFest on Twitter, hashtag #fwfizzfest and #craftsoda
Like @fwFizzFest on Facebook
Follow @fwfizzfest on Instagram.
Stories Behind the Sodas
Current Listing of Participating Brands
Tickets on Eventbrite   |    http://bit.ly/FizzFestTickets
To Volunteer to Be Part of the Fun!  |  http://bit.ly/VolunteerFizzFest


About Blessing in a Backpack
Blessings in a Backpack is a national charitable organization with a Fort Wayne Chapter started in 2007 designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federally funded National School Lunch Program and have little or no food on the weekends. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program. As little as $100 feeds one American school child in our program for an entire 38-week school year. Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding over 72,000 children in 44 states, the District of Columbia and 700+ schools. Please visit www.blessingsindiana.org



February 10
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Roger Grabner


USF Performing Arts Center
431 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802 United States
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