The Great Brunswick BBQ Throwdown 2018 Scheduled for March 2 and 3

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This event has been put together by volunteers to benefit the museum, to help the museum in maintaining a 100 plus year old building and improving the quality of exhibits and the overall visitor experience.

Brunswick is changing, for the better. Downtown is increasing businesses and really focusing on the cornerstone, the Brunswick Heritage Museum. This event, starting the evening of March 2nd opening ceremony and during the day March 3rd, will involve our downtown, professional BBQ competitors, many food vendors as well as specialty food vendors, and plenty of fun for families. This event is designed to help the Museum and is the second year of the event.

To accomplish this event successfully, help is being requested through the utilization of sponsors. Please refer to the sponsors tab on the website for details and opportunities.

This event has been put together by volunteers to benefit our museum, to help the museum in maintaining a 100 plus year old building and improving the quality of exhibits and the overall visitor experience. The Museum has been recognized by among others the Frederick County Tourism Council as a significant tourism destination for both the county and Brunswick. Donations to the Museum are a significant source of it's operating funds and always a blessing, allowing the Museum to serve as the City's Welcome Center and share the City's proud heritage.

The event will bring teams to compete from all over the country as a KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) sanctioned event, bring specialty products and food vendors, encouraging families to spend time downtown, plus a beer/wine/spirits station. Competitors will cook all night for the judges and the festival event starts Saturday morning at 10am, ending at 5pm. Brunswick’s current concentration is on the many outdoor benefits so plan to stay for the day or weekend.

Please help make this event a HUGE and successful annual fundraiser. Levels starting at $4,000 down to $250 are available and all come with a free vendor space. Attendance is expected to be several thousands, with over 30 competing teams, food vendors and great family fun. WFRE will be broadcasting during the day up to the announcing of the competition winners. The first year showed a visitor level of over four thousand people and was very well received. This year more food vendors were added to accommodate the anticipated growing amount of visitors expected. The museum will be open to the public for the first time in the 2018 season, fresh off a traveling Smithsonian exhibit recognizing ‘How We Worked’ in America over the years.

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