Burgers, Brews and Bands for a Cause
Writer / Janelle Morrison
Fall is finally upon us, and with the crisper, cooler air comes the thirst for fall themed brews and outdoor festivals. For the first time, the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville has collaborated with Bub’s Burgers and the businesses located along South Main Street to create BubToberfest. The club’s annual fundraiser, formerly Oktoberbest, will now be an entire day of festivities and held behind Bub’s Burgers, Bites by Confectioneiress, Sub Sixteen and the Endurance House.
“Each year, the community of Zionsville comes together for this special event which is the largest and most important fundraiser for the Club,” Tim Fretz,the executive director for the club explained. “This year we will be expanding the event to include a youth-oriented festival during the day including bounce houses and music and an adult-oriented evening including music by the Hunter Smith band, a Beer Mile run, great beer and food, and a silent and live auction.
“Yearly membership dues to the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville are low cost, only $50 per year, to ensure there are no barriers to participation. However, our cost is $401 per member annually, approximately $2,739 per day to operate the club. Fundraising events such as this help ensure that our doors remain open, and that we can continue to be a valuable resource for the youth of our community.”
BubToberfest will be held on Saturday, October 10, and the festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a bounce house, climbing wall, games and music until 4 p.m. The Beer Mile run begins at 4 p.m. and is followed by live music, food, a silent and live auction from 5-10 p.m. A local favorite, the Hunter Smith Band will take the stage and entertain the festival-goers at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss this inaugural festival of food, fundraising and fun down in the south village.
To purchase tickets and for more information about BubToberfest and the schedule of events, visit the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville’s website at BAGCOZ.org.