A Toast to Fall
Before the temperatures cool, pumpkin spice takes over the land, and football teams are in mid-year form, October marks the beginning of the fall craft beer season in Alachua County. Sippin’ Seven Ale Trail craft breweries are a perfect location to catch the game, celebrate Oktoberfest activities, and to spend time with friends before or after signature events like Tom Petty Weekend, FEST 21 and the Downtown Gainesville Festival and Art Show.

Get festive with events like Magtoberfest at First Magnitude Brewing Company, Adult Trick Or Treating at Swamp Head Brewery, or Boos and Brews at Blackadder brewing Company.

For more activities in Gainesville and Alachua County, scroll through the award-winning What's Good guide to weekly events.
Upcoming Events
Remember to check in and get your points when you attend these fun events!
Friday, September 29, 4 p.m.

Friday, September 29

Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1

Saturday, September 30, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday, October 6, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday, October 6, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 13, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday, October 13, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday, October 13, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday, October 15, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 15, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, October 20, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday, October 20, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sunday, October 22, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 31, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday, November 3, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday, November 24, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday, December 16, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Get Ready for Rocktober with Tom Petty Weekend and Fest 21
Celebrate the Music and Legacy of Tom Petty at the Annual Tom Petty Weekend
Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22 | Heartwood Soundstage
619 S Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601
The Three-Day Tom Petty Weekend is a signature Gainesville event and an official festival of the Tom Petty Nation. This year’s lineup features Shovels and Rope, Jake Thistle, Jeff Slate, Shine and the Shakers, Hannah Harber, Lions of Jah and more. Make the most of your weekend with visits to local Tom Petty murals, themed craft beer releases and exclusive access to the Tom Petty: Among the Wildflowers exhibit at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention.  Tickets and VIP experiences are available online.
Cheers to 21 Years of The FEST
Friday, October 27 - Sunday October 29 | Multiple Venues
Downtown Gainesville
THE FEST is an independent, multiple-venue underground music festival held annually in Gainesville, Florida. The three-day event is a celebration of punk, comedy, pro-wrestling and more. Indie music fans travel from all over the state and the world for this one-of-kind rockin’ good time. The lineup for Fest 21 includes 350 bands across 15 venues with headliners the Descendents, and Less Than Jake. Single show tickets are still available at https://thefestfl.com/
Sippin' Seven & The SEC: A Dynamic Duo
Football season is the perfect time for the best fans in the country to get rewarded for visiting their favorite SEC cities! Use your Visit the SEC pass to check in at the top restaurants, shopping and attractions, and landmarks in your favorite college towns.

Sippin' Seven passholders are already one step ahead as the Alachua County Ale Trail is now a landmark on the SEC pass!
The Sippin' Seven Breweries
Blackadder Brewing Company
618 NW 60th St. Ste A, Gainesville, FL 32607
This lovely microbrewery is located on the west side of Gainesville with charming, old world atmosphere. 40 taps of Blackadder beer, guest beer, guest wine, guest cider and sodas.
Cypress & Grove Brewing Company
1001 NW 4th St., Gainesville, FL 32601
Named after the original crossroads, this 15 barrel neighborhood production brewery is built in an old ice plant. We use water from an artesian well located in our building that was originally used to provide water for ice production which now is used to make our beer.
Daft Cow Brewery
13800 Tech City Cir., Alachua, FL 32615
Alachua’s first craft brewery is located in San Felasco Tech City center. We offer 15 beers that are brewed onsite, along with guest cider and seltzer.
First Magnitude Brewing Company
1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL 32601
First Magnitude is a craft brewery and tap room located in downtown Gainesville. We are about great beer, an excellent space for enjoying a pint and being an active part of our community. Enjoy our beer and join us in our vision to celebrate what makes Florida naturally great.
High Springs Brewing Company
18562 NW 237th St., High Springs, FL 32643
This family-owned and operated brewery is nestled in the beautiful downtown of High Springs, Florida. We are an open-air establishment with a nice lawn to be enjoyed by all ages.
Swamp Head Brewery
3650 SW 42nd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32608
This local brewery offers 28 taps of craft beer in a welcoming taproom with weekly beer releases, daily food trucks, and occasional live music.
Big Top Brewery is no longer in the Gainesville, Alachua County market. We will miss them dearly and they will always be in our hearts as an honorary member of our Sippin' Seven trail.
This project is brought to you by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County and 7 Alachua County Craft Breweries: Big Top Brewing Company, Blackadder Brewing Company, Cypress & Grove Brewing Company, Daft Cow Brewery, First Magnitude Brewing Company, High Springs Brewing Company, and Swamp Head Brewery. Images are representational. Merchandise is subject to change and available only while supplies last.