Street Fest on Seventh 2017

Street Fest on Seventh (formerly known as the Great Northern BBQ) is happening this weekend!

Street Fest was started by the Brainerd Jaycees. The Jaycees originally wanted to design an event that combined family friendly activities and the fun (and deliciousness) of a BBQ competition!

 

The event's goal is to bring fun to Historic Downtown Brainerd. The Jaycees bring in great bands to play all day, while you and your family enjoy delicious ribs with eating contests, cooking demonstrations and all kinds of family fun provided.

 

Since 2002, the Brainerd Jaycees and their sponsors have been hosting this memorable event. This is a fun event that benefits Habitat for Humanity. The Brainerd Jaycees are members in the leading global network of young active citizens. Their mission is to create a positive sustainable impact on our community and world. To learn more about the Brainerd Jaycees and other events they host visit BrainerdJaycees.com.

 

For the Saturday night rib competition, the Brainerd Jaycees and Cub Foods supply each team with 8-12 rib slabs. Beginning Friday evening, each business represented starts their rib preparation; cooking delicious, secret recipes as a team. This ensures their ribs are ready for the blind taste testing panel and event patrons by 6:00 pm on Saturday evening. The event and taste testing starts at 6:00 and ends when the food is gone. There are two categories for competing teams; non-profit and business/group.

 

Last year, almost 2,000 pounds of ribs were judged at the sold-out event. The winners were Confidence Learning Center, in the nonprofit division, and Jake, from State Farm, winning the business division.

Attendees from Street Fest in past years say:
“The best event in beautiful downtown Brainerd - Ribs, Beer, Music - what more could you want for some midsummer fun?? Big props to the Brainerd Jaycees for putting this event on solely with volunteer labor!” - Tad Johnson

“Always a blast! Great food, music, and games for the whole family.” – Mike O’Day

 

STREET FEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 

Friday, July 28th:

6:00 PM

CHICKEN WING

 

Saturday, July 29th,

12:00PM

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM

KIDS GAMES/ACTIVITIES

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM

LIVE MUSIC FROM ANDY FISCHER

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM

BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT

 

2:00PM - 3:30PM

THE TRAVELING ART PUB PAINTING

 

2:00PM

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR

 

3:00PM-5:00PM

LIVE MUSIC FROM KATIE ZIEGLER

 

3:00PM

PIE & ICE CREAM EATING CONTESTS

 

5:00PM - 8:00PM

LIVE MUSIC FROM SETH DOUD

 

6:00PM

CUB FOODS RIBFEST

 

8:00PM

CUB FOODS RIBFEST AWARDS

 

8:00PM-12:00AM

LIVE MUSIC FROM JUNK FM

Come to downtown Brainerd, chat with owners and employees from local businesses and organizations, try their secret rib recipes, gather free swag (t-shirts, beads, can koozies and more) and enjoy a fantastic community event. We’ll see you there!