Noblesville Rotary Club BrewBQ Event is Back
The fifth annual Noblesville Rotary Club BrewBQ is returning after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The event will be held on August 21 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Federal Hill Commons. The barbecue tasting contest benefits six scholarships for students at Ivy Tech Community College.
“There aren’t a lot of scholarship opportunities for students at the Noblesville Ivy Tech campus,” says Carrie Dixon, president-elect of the Noblesville Rotary Club. “Right now, Noblesville is working on economic development and economic growth. There is a real need for trade and tech skills. We thought it was a great overall partnership with the Noblesville community to further the mission of economic development.”
Ten to 12 barbecue enthusiasts will showcase their best recipes for attendees of the event.
“They’re allowed to start around 8 a.m. as long as their barbecue is ready for sampling by 4:30 p.m.,” Dixon says. “It’s an amateur competition, so it’s really fun for them to participate.”
The purchase of a ticket for the adult-only event includes all you can eat and drink.
“Nameless Catering in Noblesville provides side dishes,” Dixon says. “Beer is provided by local breweries like Bier Brewery, Four Day Ray of Fishers and Field Brewing of Westfield. Wine is provided by Blackhawk Winery and Vineyard in Sheridan, Indiana. Attendees must be 21 and over to attend.”
BrewBQ will also include live entertainment during the food and drink sampling.
“This year we have two bands performing,” Dixon says. “The open band is Strawbury Jam. We’ll do an hour break in the middle, and then we have our headliner, That’s What SHE Said, rocking it out from around 7 p.m. to the end of the event. They’re all local residents, and they perform all kinds of cover music.”
Tasters will vote on their favorite barbecue.
“There are a couple of awards we give out,” Dixon says. “One is a People’s Choice award, and attendees vote on that. Then we have a panel of local celebrities on hand to vote as well.”
Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door.
“I think it’s a phenomenal deal for everything you’re getting,” Dixon says. “You’re getting an evening of food, entertainment and drinks for a great price. You can’t go out and get that kind of deal.”
Tickets for designated drivers are also available for $35.
“We want to include those who might not drink,” Dixon says. “We’ll provide soda and water for those folks.”
The event is scheduled to happen rain or shine.
“It’s a great cause to support an even greater community,” Dixon says. “We’re not doing this to make money. We’re doing this because we’re a nonprofit focused on Noblesville.”
Attendees are allowed to bring chairs, but no outside coolers, food or beverages are allowed. Guests should have their ID handy.
For more information, visit noblesvillerotaryclub.org/brewbq.