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Three-Day BBQ & Craft Beer Festival Starts Saturday At Monmouth Park

August 31, 2018

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The three-day BBQ & Craft Beer Festival, featuring more than 70 beers and a wide variety of food trucks, starts Saturday, Sept. 1, and will run through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 3 – serving as a flavorful complement to live racing at Monmouth Park all three days. 

The event will take place in the Festival area from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

A $10 wristband purchase entitles patrons to ten (10) 2-ounce samplers in the beer garden and includes a commemorative sampler glass. Mini mason jar glasses are available for $2. 

In addition to the wide variety of craft beers, the list of vendors includes Chip Stix; Cold Stone Creamery; Dag’s Dippers; DRJ Catering BBQ; El Lechon de Negron; Enzo’s; Five Sisters Food Co.; Four Boys Concessions; Good Food = Good Mood; House of Cupcakes; Jack’s Goal Line Stand; Joe Smoke Bar-B-Que; Local Smoke BBQ; Ma & Pa’s Tex-Mex BBQ; Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats; Shore Good Eats N Treats; the Good Donut Shop and Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda Pop Company. 

Saturday will also be an additional Family Fun Day, with free clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house for children 12 and under. 

Jessica Rose & After the Reign will perform “On the Green” on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. 

Following the races that day, the Little X Little band will perform at the Beer Garden at Blu Grotto. 

In addition, the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William will be open until 2 a.m. for the first full Saturday of the college football season.