Greater Racine BBQ Invitational to Support Veterans Outreach

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Greater Racine BBQ Invitational to Support Veterans Outreach

This event is FREE to attend and supports Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin!

By Franksville Craft Beer Garden

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, July 8 · 2 - 9pm CDT


Franksville Craft Beer Garden 9614 Northwestern Ave Franksville, WI 53126

About this event

  • 7 hours
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We are excited to announce the Inaugural Greater Racine BBQ Invitational to Support Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. This event will take place at the Franksville Craft Beer Garden and feature 5-8 of your favorite BBQ Vendors including both the 2021 and 2022 "Elkhorn Ribfest" Overall Winners! In addition to BBQ, there will be Live Music, Craft Beer, yard games, family fun, and more!

Check back for the BBQ Vendor Lineup this summer!

100% of all event sponsorships will be donated to Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. The VOW Tiny House will also be on-site to collect food and monetary donations. We are also planning to add a silent auction and prize raffle. The FCBG will also be donating a portion of proceeds to VOW. If you are interested in sponsoring or donating for the event, please contact Ken of the FCBG at


VOW meets at-risk veterans at their point of vulnerability with the dignity and respect they deserve. Our mission is to assist homeless and at-risk veteran households return for normalcy in life by providing food, clothing, shelter, and programming.

The Franksville Craft Beer Garden is open weekly May through October. The FCBG features 16-22 Tap Lines of your favorite Wisconsin Craft Beer and is home to the "Visit Racine County Live Music Stage."

The FCBG is also home to other community events such as:

-4th Annual Taco Fest of Racine July 22, 2023

-4th Annual Health Care Network Fundraiser July 29, 2023

-3rd Annual Rotary in the Park Fundraiser August 12, 2023

-3rd Annual Community Days Touch a Truck August 25, 2023

-6th Annual Franksville Food Truck Festival September 8 & 9, 2023

-9th Annual Car & Cycle show presented by the Mount Pleasant Police Officer Association September 17, 2023

-6th Annual Oktoberfest of Greater Racine presented by Lakefront Brewery September 28 - October 1, 2023

The FCBG is located in the Franksville Memorial Park in Racine County, just east of I-94 and minutes south of Oak Creek.

About the organizer

The Franksville Craft Beer Garden is an award winning beer garden located in the Franksville Memorial Park. The FCBG was recently awarded 6 "Best of Racine County Awards" for Best Event, Best Free Entertainment, Best Family Fun, Best Customer Service, Best Beer List, and Best Happy Hour. The FCBG was also named a finalist for "Best Beer Garden in Milwaukee" by the Shepherd Xpress.

As Racine County's original and only permanent Craft Beer Garden, the beer garden adds to the historic legacy of the park, which has been a community gathering place since some of the areas first settlers in 1832.

The FCBG serves a rotation of 16-22 Wisconsin Craft Beers on tap along with cider and wine; in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.  Bring your kids! We have our own playground and sandbox, and plenty of green space.  You'll find yard games, board games, music, and lively conversation every day.  

We also offer events and activities throughout the summer such as food trucks, live music, fundraisers, yoga classes and more.