Giveaway for Summer of Rum

My husband is definitely not a runner.  For starters, he has the flattest feet imaginable.  I did talk him into running the Ragnar Relay in Key West this past January, but he swears he will NEVER do it again.  He just doesn’t enjoy it like I do. But there’s one thing that he does like a whole heck of a lot more than running, and that’s RUM!!!  When we were on our Ragnar journey, we saw a team with the name “I thought they said Rum.”

I swear I'm going to buy him a T-shirt like this one day.

I joke that I’m going to buy him a T-shirt like this one day.

When I found out about the Summer of Rum event coming to Tampa, I asked him if he wanted to go.  He responded with “Why would I want to go to a festival for runners?”  I literally laughed out loud and said “No, babe.  This time I’m really saying Rum!”

Summer of Rum

So if you haven’t heard about this festival let me tell you a little bit about it.

 This event is coming to The Heights waterfront venue in downtown Tampa August 24th,

According to the website, there is going to be several rum stations, aptly called “Rum Zones.”   For  $15 in advance ($20 at the door -if available), you gain access to all the rum zones, live entertainment and re-entry privileges for the whole day.  Once you’re inside the venue, all rum drinks are only $5.  And we’re not talking about those wimpy little tasting glasses either;  these are 12 ounce. drinks they’re pouring.

The Rum Zones include the Cruzan Daiquiri Deck, The Naked Turtle and The Appleton Rum Shacks, and much more!

If you want to fest the best way, I suggest you purchase the Endless Rum Cup.  For $55 in advance, $65 at the door, you will receive admission to the event with all day re-entry privileges, Rum Swag from the vendors, and a 16-ounce commemorative Summer of Rum hurricane glass which enables you to enjoy endless refreshing drinks!!!   

There are a limited supply of tickets available, so I recommend you make your purchase in advance.  If you’d like to know more about the event, you can find the details on their website here.

Of course, we do ask that you party responsibly so make sure to make arrangements now for your taxi, car service, or hotel arrangements.  The nice people at Courtyard Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn have a special rate for those of you interested in staying in the downtown area.   Also, keep in mind that ZINGO has a pretty awesome arrangement too if you must get home and don’t want to leave your car at the event.  If you’ve never used Zingo before, let me just say they have saved me on more than one occasion.  They drive to meet you on a scooter, drive you home (while their scooter tucks inside your trunk), and when you wake up your car is parked nicely inside your garage or driveway.  They are definitely a great option.  888-ZINGO-11

Because I think this is going to be such a great event, I’m giving away two general admission tickets for one of my readers.  To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment telling me why you want to attend the Summer of Rum Festival.  Please include your email address in the comment so I can contact you, if you win.  (The tickets will be sent to you via USPS)  The giveaway will run until Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

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I hope to see you there!!!

*** Disclaimer *** I will be given two tickets to the Summer of Rum for my promoting and blogging about this event.  However, all opinions are my own.  

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6 thoughts on “Giveaway for Summer of Rum”

  1. Nothing says tropical and summer more than rum – especially in Florida, surrounded by palm trees, the sun and extensive amounts of humidity 🙂 My husband and I missed the Wazoo Beer Festival this year and thoroughly enjoy events where you pay a base amount to try different kinds of drinks…and since we don’t party like we used to a festival of this sort is just up our alley! What better way to kick off the school year (for him) than a celebration of summer, sun and rum!

  2. I will leave my thoughts on the topic to someone who knows more than I… “It was a maddening image, and the only way to whip it was to hang on until dusk and banish the ghosts with rum. Often it was easier not to wait, so the drinking would begin at noon.” Hunter S. Thompson “The Rum Diary” Although the festivities begin at 4pm, “often it is easier not to wait!” I suggest we spend the day contemplating life’s “maddening images” while sipping on fruity rum drinks…Pick me…pick me!

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