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2021
BBQ & BREW FEST 


AUGUST 14
4PM-10PM

 
FARMSTEAD INN
370 S. VAN BUREN STREET
SHIPSHEWANA, IN 46565

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

2021 GRILL MASTERS

BURGER COMPETITION

Watch as teams representing businesses and companies from around the county compete for the title of “2021 Grill Master” while raising funds to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County’s Middlebury and Elkhart Clubs.

 

Our panel of local celebrity judges will determine the Judges' Favorite Award winner by sampling burgers on the day of the event. However, YOU control which team walks away with the title of Fan Favorite! 

2021 Grill Teams Include:

  • ARBOC

  • Blue Jays BBQ

  • Crossroads Ambulance Sales & Service

  • DJ Construction

  • Elkhart County Board of Realtors

  • Elkhart General Hospital

  • INterra Credit Union

  • L & W Engineering

  • LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America

  • Lippert

  • Middlebury Community Schools

  • Norfolk Southern

  • Reschcor

  • Robert Weed Corp.

Interested in entering a grill team? Click the burger to contact us!

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ABOUT

BBQ & BREW FEST 2021

BBQ & Brew Fest is a community event featuring live music, awesome food, craft beer, a full-service open bar and more.

Enjoy stellar musical performances from fan-favorite David Evans, Surf Inc. Band and Whiskey Highway. Taste burgers prepared by more than a dozen local teams representing businesses and organizations from around the county and cast votes for your favorites as they compete in the 2021 Grill Masters Burger Competition! Quench your thirst with craft beer by local brewers and libations from the full-service open bar.

BBQ & Brew Fest includes a child-safe, alcohol-free zone. Activities for families and children are available throughout the day and including an evening outdoor big screen movie showing on the lawn of the beautiful Farmstead Inn. With VIP Wristbands priced at just $75 for adults, $40 for Designated Drivers, $20 for students, and children 12 and under admitted free, BBQ & Brew Fest truly offers something for everyone.

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BACK FOR 2021: AXE THROWING!

  • Get instruction on how to throw axes!​

  • Medals awarded to top 3 finishers!

  • ​$20 for 3 throws ​

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SPONSORSHIP

BBQ & Brew Fest is not only a great time, it supports a great cause! After costs, all event proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County's Middlebury and Elkhart Clubs! 

 

With multiple levels of opportunity, our event sponsors help make BBQ & Brew Fest a success in the community. Gifts are tax-deductible and our sponsors names are included on promotional tools and media.

 

Top sponsors receive complimentary VIP Wristbands for the event! See the sponsorship menu for details. 

INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?

2021 SPONSORS

THANK  YOU! 

Dan and Jan Morrison
Skinny Guy Campers (Jason & Aimee Bontrager) 
Elkhart General Hospital
Bill & Kristin Fenech Foundation
L & W Engineering
Lippert
Michael & Sheila Terlep
Patrick Industries
Roger & Kim Huffman
Ron & Lisa Fenech Foundation
Wilbur & Sara Bontrager
Tom Naquin Chevrolet-Nissan-Cadillac, Inc.
Thor Industries Inc.
Kelly & Karen Rose Foundation
Kash Family NE
Jayco Inc. 
Heritage Financial
Gibson Insurance
Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Froggy 102.7


Chase Bank | Genesis | First State Bank | Goshen Health System | Grand Design RV
Himco Waste Away | Lake City Bank | NIPSCO | Old National Bank
Robert Weed Corporation | Roberts Environmental Services | Royal RV & Auto
DirectCare Clinic | Akins Excavating | Bill's Collision Service Inc.
Edward Jones-Delwyn Shrock | Gurley Leep | INterra Credit Union
New York Life | Activate | Bend Boutique | Ervin Bontrager
Middlebury Animal Clinic | Middlebury Car Wash | Middlebury Fire Department
MLB God's Gifts | Phil Roth & Cindy Hayes | Polaris Boats | Fernando & ULonda Sainz 
Terry & Tammy O'Rourke | Top Coat Powder Coating | Turkey Creek Tree Farm | USI Insurance
Centier Bank | TK Steel, Inc. | Inova Federal Credit Union | Welch Packaging
Campbell & Fetter Bank | Welter Foundation | LaDue, Curran & Kuehn

 
 
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MEET THE
BANDS

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DAVID EVANS
David Evans, originally from Brownsburg, Indiana, moved down to Nashville, Tennessee in 2013 after graduating with a music degree from Anderson University. He has continued to captivate audiences night after night combining catchy melodies with the storytelling of country music.
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SURF INC BAND
Surf Inc, is a band that gets back to the roots of Rock and Roll, Pop, and Blues, with a pinch of Country thrown in. We love the classic pop and rock, especially the 60s- Stones, Beatles, Ventures, CCR, and all the rest!
WHISKEY HIGHWAY
New this year, we're excited to welcome Whiskey Highway to the lineup. Whiskey Highway, formed in October of 2017, is a collection of incredible local musicians who wanted to do something different. Formed by past members of great local bands, they perform a variety of current and classic country music.
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GROUP HOTEL RATES

FARMSTEAD INN & CONFERENCE CENTER

Saturday night - $119 plus tax

Call 260-768-4595 and make a reservation under BBQ & Brew Fest.

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much are tickets?


Tickets range from $0 - $75. Child Wristband (Ages 12 & under) - Free Student Wristband (Ages 13-20) - $20.00 Designated Driver Wristband - $40.00 VIP Wristband - $75.00




What's included in the ticket/wristband price?


Great question! You will be pleased to know that this event is a FANTASTIC deal. Admissions include appetizers, dinner, dessert, non alcoholic beverages, live music performances, burger tasting at the Grill Masters competition, family activties and an outdoor big screen movie showing. VIP wristbands include all of the above plus craft beer and a full-service open bar (for adults 21 and over).




Do I still have to pay for a VIP ticket if I am not going to drink alcohol?


No. You may purchase a Designated Driver Wristband instead.




Will you have non-alcoholic beverages available?


Yes. There will be a full selection of non-alcoholic beverages available including water and soft drinks.




I don't like beer! Will you have other adult beverages available?


Yes. There will be a full service open bar available for adults 21 and over with a VIP Wristband.




Is this event family-friendly?


Yep, as long as your family is awesome. There is an alcohol-free zone for the kids and we'll have family-friendly activties throughout the day including an evening big screen movie showing on the lawn.




Do kids get in free?


Admission for children 12 and under is free. Children MUST be registered to gain admission to the event.




Do I need to bring chairs or blankets?


Some seating will br provided. However, you can bring your own blankets and camp chairs. These will come in handy for the movie showing!




Can I bring my pet?


No pets allowed.