SpiritsFest


First, there was WineFest – an annual, movie-themed weekend of wine tasting that has raised more than a million dollars for the nonprofit Tampa Theatre since its inception. Then came BeerFest – a summer sampling event featuring the best of the Bay area’s brewing culture. And given the sold-out success of our first-ever “virtual BeerFest” earlier this year, 2020 seemed like the perfect crucible for Tampa Theatre’s newest virtual –fest fundraiser, SpiritsFest, presented by Papa’s Pilar Rum & Treaty Oak Distilling.

Each Premium SpiritsFest sampling-to-go box will include two servings each of four ready-to-pour cocktails made with Waterloo No. 9 Gin, Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Bourbon, Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, and Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum, a family-sized bag of Tampa Theatre popcorn, souvenir cocktail glasses, and other ghoulish goodies for you to take home.

SpiritsFest sampling-to-go boxes will be available for pick-up under the historic marquee on Franklin Street from noon to 4:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 24.

Brave souls will also receive a code to access an exclusive evening of LIVE-streaming entertainment, starting at 7:00pm Saturday night:

  • Welcome from Tampa Theatre CEO John Bell and our event sponsors
  • Monster Mixology cocktail class with Kyle Cooper from Papa’s Pilar Rum and Nadine Thomas from Treaty Oak Bourbon
  • Halloween Movie Trivia with petrifying prizes
  • An exclusive Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour

Remember… The More Spirits You Drink, The More Spirits You See!

SpiritsFest sampling-to-go boxes are $95, plus applicable fees ($90 plus fees for Tampa Theatre Members), and sales will cut off at 11:59pm Wednesday, Oct. 21. All proceeds benefit the historic Tampa Theatre, which remains closed to the public in the face of the ongoing pandemic. Must be 21 or older to purchase.


VACAY LIKE HEMINGWAY: YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A KEY WEST GETAWAY FOR 4!

Ready for your next vacation and a change of scenery during these challenging times? We’ve got exactly what you need!

Each opportunity to win ticket gives you a chance to win a 2-night stay for four in the famous Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery’s apartment, located in the heart of Key West, walking distance from all majors activities and places to visit! Like the greatest adventurers of all times, you will enjoy ultra-premium rums on a tour of the distillery and get to visit the famously unique home of Ernest Hemingway. The best of the Keys is waiting for you!

Package includes 2-night stay for four at Papa’s Pilar Key West Apartment, designated parking area (pay attendant), four tickets to tour Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery, and four tickets to Hemingway Home and Museum. Apartment accommodations and distillery tour tickets expire 10/24/2021 and is based on availability and must be booked 30 days in advance.

Prizes donated by: Papa’s Pilar Rum and Hemingway Home and Museum

***TWO RUNNER-UP PRIZES: (1) BOTTLE OF PAPA’S PILAR RUM & (1) BOTTLE OF TREATY OAK DISTILLING BOURBON

Suggested donation – $20 for 1 opportunity to win ticket, $50 for 4 tickets.
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Sales will close at 5:00pm Saturday, Oct. 24. Winners will be announced at 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 24 during the SpiritsFest Monster Mixology class and on the Theatre’s social media channels. Winner does not have to be present to win or be a SpiritsFest ticket purchaser. To enter without making a purchase, please contact lea@tampatheatre.org 

SpiritsFest is presented by Papa’s Pilar Rum & Treaty Oak Distilling, with sponsorship support from Anonymous Friends of Tampa Theatre, Conversa and Waterloo Gin. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Development Coordinator, Léa Van Name at lea@tampatheatre.org