Coming August 19 – 2017 Middlebury BBQ & Brew Fest
After a great first year, Middlebury’s BBQ and Brew Fest is returning on Saturday, Aug. 19. The event will be hosted at Patchwork Quilt Inn on CR 2 and once again provide the community an opportunity to come together and enjoy local food, drinks, and live music.
Family Friendly. Great Food. Live Music.
With doors set to open at 4 p.m., the BBQ and 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. Microbrew from Middlebury’s own Wedgewood Brewery will be available to guests along with delicious catering from local establishments like Old Hoosier Meats. Three live bands will perform throughout the day, including local rock band High Gravity, contemporary folk band Julia and the Greensides, and a highly-anticipated performance by country music band Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm of Chicago, Ill.
2017 Grill Masters Competition
And that’s not all that makes BBQ and Brew Fest a guaranteed good time. Kicking off the event again this year is the Grill Masters Burger Competition, with 16 teams representing local businesses and organizations who will compete to grill this year’s best burger.
A panel of judges will award the 2017 “Judge’s Favorite” and the public can elect the 2017 Fan Favorite award winner by casting votes for their favorite teams online at www.bbqbrewfest.com as well as during the event. Votes are cast in increments of $1.00 and proceeds raised from the competition will support the Boys and Girls Club of Middlebury.
Wristbands for BBQ and Brew Fest are available online at www.bbqbrewfest.com. Adult admission starts at $35 and includes appetizers, dinner, drinks and entertainment. Children under 12 are free and students just $10. Child and student admissions also include appetizers, dinners, beverages and entertainment!
Pitch, hit, and run competition held in Middlebury
For the first time, the Middlebury Boys and Girls Club hosted a local Pitch. Hit. Run. competition.
The competition was held in conjunction with the MLB (Major League Baseball) Pitch. Hit. Run. Program. Although this was the first time the competition was held at the Middlebury club, 24 members signed up to participate.
Winners of the competition were Wyatt L., Scott A., Mia C., and Braxton N. Due to the timing of the local event, winners will not be eligible to move on to the sectional competition to take place in Ft. Wayne, Ind., the second weekend in May.
“It was really awesome to have someone record how fast I run and knowing how I can run. It was fun,” said 4th grader Mia C.
“It made her feel good to participate and know how well she did,” said a parent, Audrey, who attended the competition.