BBQ & Brew Grilling Contest to Benefit Middlebury Club


Middlebury—Saturday, August 27 marks the inaugural BBQ and Brew Fest at The Patchwork Quilt Inn, to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County’s Middlebury Club.
Seven teams will compete in a burger grilling contest with online votes contributing to the winner of the “Grillmaster Fan Favorite Award.”

In addition to the grilling contest, there will also be live music, Nelson’s Port-a-pit chicken, craft beer provided by Wedgewood Brewery and Goshen Brewery, appetizers by Nelson’s, and children’s activities.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and admission wristbands can be purchased online at The winners of the grilling contest will be announced at 6:30 followed by a live performance by country music band Billy Croft & the 5. Guest judges include Victoria Brenneman of Edible Michiana Magazine, Middlebury Community Schools Superintendent, Jane Allen, local entrepreneur and Boys & Girls Club board member Joanna King, Middlebury Produce owner Kent Bontreger, 41 Degrees North Owner Austin Schlabach and Boys & Girls Club CEO Kevin Deary.

Wristbands start at $35 for general admission, which includes food and drinks, student discounts are available and children under 12 attend and eat free.

With Clubs in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury and Nappanee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County provides ages 6-18 with a positive, safe place to learn and grow while developing ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. Through five core program areas including Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports & Recreation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County opens the doors to life-enhancing experiences to provide hope and opportunity for youth in Elkhart County.

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