3rd Annual Smoke & Ale Fall Festival: October 13-14, 2017

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Following events are INDOORS: KidZone, Beer Garden, Music Stage, and Corn-hole Tournament.  Don’t let the rain keep you from a FUN day in Chelsea!

Presented by Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services and Smokehouse 52 BBQ

                                                     


Chelsea, Michigan’s annual Smoke & Ale Fall Festival and BBQ Cook-off Contest will take place Oct. 13-14, 2017 at the Chelsea Fairgrounds. The BBQ contest is open to anyone – professional and amateur chefs welcome! The Cornhole Classic is a great spectator event for all attendees, and fabulous fun for the participants – and the winners receive a cash prize! The Beer Festival features local Michigan ales that are sure to please the finest craft beer palates! Live Music sets the tone for this casual and upbeat fall event. And a great Kids Area is featured to entertain the entire family.

$5 entry per person (under 12 free)  *more admission details further down

And we’ve got some exciting changes this year…

BBQ Contest Details

This year the Smoke & Ale BBQ Contest is an officially sanctioned Master Series contest through The Kansas City Barbeque Society! We are so excited to be working with this organization to make our 3rd annual contest even better.

Registration is now open! There are two ways to register:

1) online via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smoke-ale-fall-festival-oct-13…

2) fill out an application at http://www.chelseamichamber.org/…/smoke-ale-fall-festival-2/ and return to the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce office at 200 S. Main Street in Chelsea.

Click here for this year’s contest rules.

Any questions can be directed to the Chamber office at (734) 475-1145 or info@chelseamichamber.org.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

PLEASE NOTE:  No pets or outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed.  Gate entry fee will be cash only.  Beer tickets will be available for purchase for cash or credit card.  Vendors will vary on payment method.  We cannot confirm that all vendors will accept credit cards as payment.  NO ATM at the event.

 Friday October 13 – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Gates open at 5:00pm – Chelsea Fairgrounds – $5 entry fee

Smoke & Ale Friday Night Concert Featuring Mo’ Easy and The Alligators (music starts at 6:00pm)

Food Vendors and Beer will be available for purchase in our Beer Barn

Saturday October 14 – 11:00am – 7:00pm

 

We are expecting over 2,000 people in this year, including BBQ tournament teams, cornhole tournament competitors, live bands, breweries, and meat and beer enthusiasts.

We look forward to an even bigger, better, smokier, ale-y-er, cornholier festival this year!

*Admission Information:

  • $5 entry per person (under 12 free)
  • No pets
  • No outside alcoholic beverages
  • Gate entry fee will be CASH ONLY
  • Beer tickets will be available for purchase with cash or credit card
  • Vendors will vary on payment method. We cannot confirm that all vendors will accept credit cards as payment.
  • NO ATM at event. An ATM is located in the parking lot of the strip center to the east of the fairgrounds at Chelsea State Bank.

This event is a fundraiser for the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.

Smole and Ale Cornehole Classic

Registration is open for the Third Annual Smoke & Ale Cornhole Classic! Grab your friends, form a team, come out and have some fun!  Event will be indoors.

$20 per team, First, Second & Third place prizes up for grabs!

Volunteers

We would love to have you involved as a volunteer! Please email us at info@chelseamichamber.org or call (734) 475-1145 for more information.

Become a Sponsor

We have several great sponsorship opportunities for our event. Please email us at info@chelseamichamber.org or call (734) 475-1145.

 2017 Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSORS

                                     

 

We’re excited to welcome our Diamond and Platinum Sponsors for this year!

DIAMOND SPONSOR

              

 PLATINUM SPONSOR

2017 MUSIC STAGE SPONSOR

 

2017 BEER GARDEN SPONSOR

Chelsea Chevrolet Buick

 

2017 KIDS AREA SPONSOR

 

2017 SILVER SPONSORS

Key Bank

Thrivent Financial

Ascent Audiology

Roberts Paint and Body

2017 BRONZE SPONSORS

  • First Equity Residential Mortgage
  • Jack & Sons Barber
  • Manpower
  • Thompson’s Pizza

2017 IN-KIND SPONSORS

  • Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors
  • Poto MBA
  • D&B Marketing
  • Costco Wholesale

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