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Beer Dabbler, Bocce Ball, a Birthday Bash and More Keep Us Busy This Weekend

Drawstring pants required for the many all-you-can-consume events this weekend.

Where to get this burger this weekend
Where to get this burger this weekend
Joy Summers

Saturday, August 15th

Garlic Festival

Can’t get enough of the pungent bulb? Then head to Hutchinson and partake in Garlic Fest, where you can sample garlicesque dishes from Tilia, Birchwood Cafe, Bachelor Farmer, Corner Table, Alma and Common Roots. Bring Mentos.

Bocce anyone?

Town Hall Brewery will host its annual Bocce Ball tournament this weekend, and players will have a chance to win a $1,000 prize. Competitors also receive food and beer discounts during the tournament. Everyone is invited to the Town Hall Brewery Hog Roast on Saturday. Indulge in all-you-can-eat slow-roasted pork and homestyle sides for just $13.

Photo courtesy Bauhaus Brew Labs

Image courtesy Bauhaus Brew Labs

Bauhaus Brew Labs food truck rally

The popular brewery is turning their parking lot into a smorgasbord of yum with over 25 food trucks, including Café Racer, Chef Shack, and Hibachi Daruma. They kindly suggest that you "break out your finest drawstring pants" for the day.

612Brew concert series

After stuffing yourself silly at BauHaus, waddle over to the 612Brew for the next installment of their Summer Concert Series featuring bands like Mayda and Miguel Vargas. Leave some room in those Zubaz though, ‘cause there’ll be plenty of food trucks on hand at 612Brew too.

Kraftskiva! Photo by Joy Summers Joy Summers

Crayfish: the edible invasive species of the summer.  Photo by Joy Summers

American Swedish institute Crayfish party

So you wanna get fancy? Ditch the yoga pants for a swanky party hat at the ASI’s annual Crayfish Party. Dine under the twinkling lights at this traditional end-of-summer Swedish soiree. There will be hearty breads and cheeses, a variety of salads, Swedish paj, aquavit and a boatload of crayfish.

Beer dabbler at CHS

The 7th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler will take place at the sparkling new CHS Field this year. Enjoy craft brew samplings from more than 75 local, regional, and national breweries, along with very grown up activities like Human Foosball and a silent disco (some may say, the best kind of disco, no?)

Sunday, August 16th

Borough block party

We probably don’t need to say more than "they’ll have burgers from Parlour" but, oh, there will be so much more. Food from Borough, Coup d’etat, Constantine and Marché. Plus, there will be music from Black Market Brass, Private Oats and more. All this promises to make the 3rd Annual Borough Block Party as awesome as those burgers.

Happy birthday Jules

Julia Child’s 102nd b-day is this year, and Linden Hills Farmer’s Market is throwing her a party. Child’s former colleague, The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper and James Beard Award winning author Amy Thielen will play Stump the Cook with Kitchen In the Market’s chef/owner Molly Hermann. Kasper may even share a tale or two from her days with Julia. Also, there will be cake.