This fundraiser sponsored by the Brookline Fire Department is one of only 3 cookoff events in New Hampshire endorsed by the New England Barbecue Society (NEBS). Contestants are eligible for NEBS’s Team of the Year awards, so you know the cooks will be good and their offerings will be tasty!
The festivities will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st, at the Brookline Ball Field, State Route 130 (Milford Street), in Brookline. The barbecue competition will take place both days. A special attraction for children will be a petting zoo, which will also be on site both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday events start at 9AM with horseshoes and a Kids Fireman’s Muster. Lunch will be served 11AM – 2PM, with a chicken barbecue dinner 5 – 7PM. Several bands – the Ashley Dawn Trio, Mariany, The Brooklyns, and Eastwood Peak will entertain from Noon until 11PM.
Sunday activities include a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 10AM, followed by Touch A Truck at the Richard Maghakian Memorial School at 22 Milford Street, across the street from the ball field (8AM to Noon). Lunch will be served 11AM to 2PM; pulled pork will be featured in the afternoon. From 2 to 3PM they will be a Brookline Fire Dept. vs. Brookline Police Dept. competition – with members of the public deciding who the better cooks are.
Admission to the Brookline Tailgate and Grilling Barbecue Cookoff is free. For a schedule of events and cookoff competition information, click here. For more information on the New England Barbecue Society, see their website.