Sanford Charity Craft Beer Fest Offers Plenty of Bark for Your Buck

9th Annual Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival to take place March 27

For the ninth year, craft beer and charity come together Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. in Historic Downtown Sanford with the annual Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival to benefit Dolly’s Foundation and Pet Rescue by Judy.

Hosted by West End Trading Co., Celery City Craft and Historic Downtown Sanford®, this pet-friendly event features dozens of the top craft brews, and some of Orlando’s top food trucks, plus live entertainment throughout the event.

Pints ‘N Paws has quickly grown to become the premier craft beer festival in Central Florida. During the event’s 8-year history, Pints ‘N Paws has raised over $300,000 for two pet charities in Central Florida.

Attendees are encouraged to browse the festival with their furry friends, taste craft brews and shop local.

“We love seeing our community come together for such an amazing cause,” said Paul Williams, owner of West End Trading Company. “These two fantastic organizations mean a lot to us and the community, and I’m honored to help them further their efforts.”

“Craft beer lovers will have dozens of brews to choose from, making it very paws-able to find a beer you’ve never even tried before,” said Celery City Craft owner Shane Hardenbrook with a grin.

Pints ‘N Paws is set in Historic Downtown Sanford, the Craft Beer and Entertainment Center of Seminole County, and local officials are enthusiastic supporters of the event.

Those attending the event are encouraged to bring their furry friends to participate in the “Best Trick” and “Pet Costume” contests are sponsored by Paw Park Place.

Attendees can also participate in a Dog Photo contest. Local photographer Kelly Clore of Kabiki Studios will snap a photo of all participating dogs and post them on the Pints n‘ Paws Facebook page. The dog receiving the most likes during the month-long contest following Pins ‘N Paws will be featured on the 2022 Pints n’ Paws posters, t-shirt and advertising materials.

The event begins at 2 p.m. (1 p.m. for VIP ticket holders). Advance tickets are $40 and includes free samples of all craft beer. VIP Tickets are available for $55 and include early entry into the event, a commemorative 9th Annual Pints n’ Paws t-shirt and koozie and 20% off growlers at Celery City (day of the event only). Tickets at the gate are $50 for General Admission and $65 for VIP (if available).

Advance tickets are available at West End Trading and Celery City Craft. Will-call tickets can be purchased online at and picked up day of the event.

About Pints n’ Paws
Pints n’ Paws is a unique annual craft beer festival, one that you can share with your favorite pet! Attendees can sample fine craft beers and local foods while enjoying live music and checking out vendor booths, all while hanging out on the bricks of 2nd street. Hosted by the West End Trading Co, Celery City Craft and Historic Downtown Sanford®, Pints n’ Paws has teamed up with Dolly’s Foundation and Pet Rescue by Judy to raise some money for our four-legged friends. 100% percent of the proceeds from this event go to charity. This event will also provide an educational experience for those who want to learn more about the craft beers that are offered around these parts, so guests can keep their eyes open for the brew masters and brewery representatives that will be present to answer questions and educate.