Coming August 27 – Middlebury’s First-Ever…
BBQ & Brew Fest
There’s a new event on its way to Middlebury! BBQ & Brew Fest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Patchwork Quilt Inn on CR 2. The event will provide our community with the opportunity to come together and enjoy local food, drinks, and live music.
With doors set to open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, BBQ & Brew Fest has a schedule of events that will appeal to guests of all ages.
An area featuring bounce houses and entertainment for children will be available for young families, while adults can enjoy live music and drinks inside the beautiful Patchwork Quilt barn. Micro-brew from Middlebury’s own Wedgewood Brewery and Goshen Brewery will be available to guests along with Nelson’s Chicken and live music performances throughout the day, including a highly anticipated performance by country music band Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm of Chicago, Ill. at 6:30 p.m.
Grill Master Grill-Off
And that’s not all that makes BBQ & Brew Fest a guaranteed good time. To kick off the event, teams representing local businesses will compete to grill the area’s best burger in a grilling contest. The public can vote for the “2016 Fan Favorite” team online at www.bbqandbrewfestival.com as well as during the event. Votes are cast in increments of $1 and proceeds raised from the competition will support the Boys & Girls Club of Middlebury.
A panel of local food critics and celebrity guests will judge the winning burger and award the “2016 Judge’s Favorite Award.” Guest judges this year include local food editor Marshall King and Victoria Brenneman of Edible Michiana Magazine.
Wristbands for BBQ & Brew Fest are available online at www.bbqandbrewfestival.com. Adult admission starts at $35 and includes appetizers catered by Rulli’s Italian Eatery, dinner by Nelson’s Port-a-Pit Chicken and drink tickets. Children under age 12 are free and students just $10. Child and student admissions also include Nelson’s Chicken and drinks.