Food Truck, Fine Beer, and Fun at the PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

Foodies unite at the 3rd Annual Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival and FTFA’s (Food Truck Festivals of America) first ever two-day festival happening at Aaron Bessant Park located at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL.

Food Trucks

Food Truck Festivals of America kicks off its 2020 schedule at the beach on Sat., Feb. 15 through Sun., Feb. 16. The festival is open from 12-5 p.m. each day, with an early-access VIP hour happening each day from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Gabi's Smokeshack Food Truck

This family-friendly food festival will delight your taste buds with a variety of unique food trucks representing local and non-local flavor. Florida’s most popular food trucks will dish out fan favorites while the season’s top craft beers will be available for sale. This 2020 festival will be a weekend of craft beer, great food, lawn games, music, and fun for the whole family.

The founder’s goal is to not only introduce communities across the country to the booming phenomenon of gourmet food trucks, but to support the small business owners who run them. “We aim to create destination events that feature the trucks and the food they serve,” says Anne Marie Aigner, founder and executive producer on the FTFA festival website. Food trucks with flavorful food and desserts will be present, 30 of them! And they’ll be serving everything from fall-off-the-bone BBQ to wood-fired pizza to juicy prime rib to seafood to spicy Korean to gooey mac and cheese and so much more! And don’t leave out the desserts! Attendees will enjoy snow cones, dessert pops and much more.

The Prime Rib Guy, Temperely’s British Eatery, Basil & Baxter’s Local Food Truck-serving up specialty Chicken Sandwiches, SnoBar Southeast-Alcohol Infused Pops and Joe’s Cariber-Caribbean Food are just some of the variety of eateries that’ll tantalize your taste buds in Panama City Beach! A full list of food trucks scheduled to attend can be found on the festival website.

Craft Beer

Craft Beer Festival Panama City Beach

But, it doesn’t stop at the food trucks! Pair your food with a flair of tasty craft beer Panama City representing breweries both local and from around the country. Props Brewing (veteran owned and operated from Fort Walton Beach, FL), Proof Brewing (Nestled in the states capital they just expanded to a much larger brewery), Wicked Weed (Based in Ashville, NC our festival will be the Florida Panhandle release for their product), Uinta Brewing (the 39th largest brewery in the U.S. out of over 7,000 breweries), Boulevard Brewing (just turned the big 3-0 this year-30 years old), Karbach Brewing (the 2nd fastest growing brewery in the U.S. per The New Yorker), 3 Daughters Brewing, Back Forty Beer Co., Funky Buddha Brewing, Grayton Beer Company (based in Grayton Beach, FL), Pensacola Bay Brewery, and Swamp Head Brewery (the first solar powered brewery in Florida with ZERO carbon footprint) include just a sample of the craft beer breweries expected to be available at the park during the festival. The full line-up of breweries for the PCB Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival can be found on the FTFA website.

“We know that Panama City Beach has been through a lot, and is still going through a lot. We just hope we can bring a couple of days of great food, beer and music to PCB and have some fun together,” says Janet Prensky, Food Truck Festivals of America.


General admission tickets for the festival are $5/day in advance or $7 for both days in advance, with prices rising the day of the event. General admission does not include individual food/beverage purchases to taste from food trucks and craft breweries which will be sold separately from the admission price. VIP packages for foodies and VIB packages for beer lovers are available at various levels and can be viewed on the FTFA website.

Bring the pup, because this event is dog-friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome on a leash.

Beer Lovers + V.I.P. Hour

This year for beer lovers looking for something special FTFA is introducing their new Beer Lovers Package. Tickets for this package are $40 in advance online only and includes:

  • 3 craft beers of your choice
  • FTFA koozie
  • Early admission (11am- Noon)
  • One free dessert from the VIP dessert truck
  • Unlimited bottled water during the festival

For the foodies that want a little more out of their festival experience, the V.I.P. Package is for you (from 11am- Noon)! V.I.P. tickets are $25 in advance online only and entitles you to:

  • Early access to the festival
  • FTFA koozie
  • One free dessert from the VIP dessert truck
  • Unlimited bottled water throughout the festival

Nearby Condos

Calypso Resort in Panama City Beach

Interested in visiting Panama City Beach for a weekend vacation paired with the 2nd Annual PCB Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival? Stay and play close by at Calypso Resort, pictured above, and Sterling Breeze just steps away from the food trucks, fine beer, and fun!

Event Summary
Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive,Panama City Beach,Florida-32413
Start Date
February 15, 2020
End Date
February 16, 2020
Foodies unite at the 2nd Annual Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival at Aaron Bessant Park located at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL.