BBQ & Brew Fest 








BBQ & Brew Fest 2020

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

Enjoy stellar musical performances from fan-favorite David Evans, plus two more bands TBA. Nosh on catering and quench your thirst with craft beer by local brewers and libations from the full-service open bar. 


Taste burgers prepared by over a dozen local teams representing businesses and organizations from around the county and cast votes for your favorites as they compete in the 2020 Grill Masters Burger Competition!

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.** 

**unless you hate good food, good music, and good company, in which case you sound like a real downer, so maybe just stay home and don't ruin our awesome event


  • Get instruction on how to throw axes!​

  • Enter the contest for a chance to win a medal in one of three categories!

 $20 for 6 throws (3 practice /3 count)​

3 Age categories to win a medal:

1. 10-14 years

2. 15-18 years

3. Over 18 years

2020 Grill Masters

Burger Competition

Watch as teams representing businesses and companies from around the county compete for the title of “2020 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! 

2020 Grill Teams Include:

  • Arbach

  • Cornwell Tools

  • DJ Construction

  • Elkhart County Board of Realtors

  • First State Bank

  • INterra Credit Union

  • L & W Engineering, Inc.

  • Lippert Components

  • Middlebury Community Schools

  • Middlebury Fire Department

  • Reschcor

  • ShowHauler Trucks


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

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.
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!
Little Something Band
Little Something plays Indie and Americana style music. The South Bend-based band includes members Anna Smous, Scott Vaerewyck, David Mortimer, Tony Leininger and Randy Norris. With a unique blend of modern Americana, contemporary folk and some light rock and country thrown in, Little Something will be putting on a great show!


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?



  • Wilbur and Sarah Bontrager

  • Dan and Jan Morrison

  • Skinny Guy Campers

  • Huffman Family Foundation

  • Ron and Lisa Fenech Foundation

  • Jayco

  • Thor Industries, Inc.

  • Lippert Components, Inc.

  • Patrick Industries

  • Robert Weed Corporation

  • Heritage Financial

  • Kelly & Karen Rose Foundation/Stealth Enterprise LLC

  • Tom Naquin Chevrolet

  • First State Bank of Middlebury

  • Goshen Health

  • Centier Bank

  • Genesis Products

  • INterra Credit Union 

  • TK Steel

  • Parkland Plastics

  • Turkey Creek Farm

  • Middlebury Fire Department

  • Bill's Collision Service, Inc

  • Bennington Marine

  • NIBCO/Nisource

  • USI Insurance Services

  • Hawkins Water Tech

  • Dave's Lawnscaping

  • Dan Craig

  • L & W Engineering

  • Edward Jones/Delwyn Shrock

  • Woodsbrook Fresh Beef

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