Changes Coming For 2023 BBQ & Brew Fest

There are changes for the 2023 BBQ & Brew Fest, which benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. The event is moving to the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen and will take place on Saturday, August 5.

Two couples enjoying hamburgers at the BBQ & Brew Fest.“The fairgrounds provide more space for the event and a central location in Elkhart County,” said event organizer Amanda Schutz from Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. “We’re excited for what’s in store this year and can’t wait to have people join us.”

Musical performances will feature two new bands: Blammo, which performs popular songs from the 1960s to today and The 1985, an 80s tribute band.

People who attend can taste burgers prepared by more than a dozen local teams representing businesses and organizations from around the county, cast votes for their favorite burger in the 2023 Grill Masters Burger Competition and enjoy craft beer from local brewers. The festival will include a child-safe, alcohol-free zone with activities throughout the day, including an evening outdoor big screen movie.

Two teens eating hamburgersAdvanced VIP wristbands allow access to all entertainment, food and drinks. They’re $75 for adults, $40 for designated drivers, $20 for students and children 12 and under are free.

Tickets and more information are available at

Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County began operations in 1956. The Clubs offer programming and service opportunities for children and teens to reach their full potential within the community. Each day, the Clubs provide powerful relationships with the youth they serve and open avenues of opportunity for young people across their community by offering safe places where young people can learn, grow and succeed.