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annual Backyard Burgers & Brewfest

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Festival Market Square, 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Flippin’ hot! Saturday, August 26 is about to get a few degrees hotter than normal when some of Battle Creek’s finest burger emporiums and restaurants fire up their grills at the 3rd Annual Backyard Burgers & Brewsfest. Add to that a rockin’ music lineup, cornhole tournament and giant games we are wrapping up this summer with a sizzling hot FREE festival!

In addition to the mouth-watering patties and the 3 live bands on the stage, there will also be the popular ‘backyard’ activities for adults filled with cornhole tournaments, giant jenga and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Battle Creek burger as well as a formal judging competition.

Attendance to the festival is FREE (thanks to FireKeepers Casino Hotel). Burgers and Brews will be available for purchase at the event separately. Bring your own chair and your dancing shoes and don’t miss this great opportunity to participate in one of Battle Creek’s hottest festivals of the year!

For more information, or to discuss further, please contact Kara Beer, or call 269.962.4076.

Find the 3rd Annual Backyard Burgers & Brewsfest event on Facebook!


Thank you to FireKeepers Casino Hotel, our 2017 Admission Sponsor! All attendees will be able to attend this great community family-friendly event for FREE this year.

Seeking the Best Burgers & Food Trucks in Town!

Do you or do you know of another eatery that has what it takes to bring it to Backyard Burgers & Brewsfest? We are looking for food vendors for our 3rd Annual Backyard Burgers & Brewsfest. Applications are due August 15. Click here for the vendor application!

Announcing our Live Music Schedule

Check these bands out via the links

6:00p – 7:15p Feeding Grizzlies
7:30p – 9:00p Northern Tempest
9:30p – 11:00p Big Love Band

Rockstars & Sponsors Needed!

We are excited to offer you a new and unique sponsorship opportunity! At this year's Backyard Burgers & Brewsfest you have an opportunity to be a big star with our sponsorship program.

In the third year of this very successful event we are looking for the following sponsors: (first come first serve)

Sponsorships AVAILABLE

Stage Sponsor: $5,000
Music Sponsor: $2,000
Banner Advertising: $200
(LIMITED AVAILABILITY– we will place your banner at the event in the big game area for the most visibility)

Click to Sponsor!


Thank you to the following 2017 sponsors!

Admission Sponsor: (SOLD: FireKeepers Casino Hotel)
Big Game Sponsor: (SOLD: Townsquare Media)
Porta Potty Sponsor: (SOLD: Townsquare Media)
Media Sponsor: (SOLD: WIN98.5 - Midwest Communications)

Backyard Groupies

Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, MotorShop Electrical Construction, Calhoun County Visitors Bureau, Kellogg Arena, City of Battle Creek Parks & Recreation Department and OMNI Community Credit Union


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