See what past attenders are saying about this event.


Last year I attended this event with my family and friends and had a great time. Vendors were good and activities were awesome. I look forward to attending again this year!
— Susan Hernandez
This event was inexpensive and it supported a great cause. The raffle prizes were incredible, the beer selection was extensive, entertainment and food enjoyable, and length of time was right on point. I will definitely be back, and bringing my friends!  

- Molly

I have been to all of the past BBQ and Brew events and they have been filled with lots of fun, great food, and some creative beer brewing. The event is also a great value. Not only do you get good food and super root beer floats, but the proceeds go to the Youth Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships to young people who want to participate in city sports programs but don’t have the means to do so. I plan on attending again this year and look forward to seeing you there.
— Carl Missele
My family and I always look forward to attending this event. The food and entertainment are great and we know our contribution is going to a worthy cause- raising funds to allow low-income kids the opportunity to participate in recreational programs throughout the year.
— Anna Moeller State Representative - 43rd District
The atmosphere of the Illinois Brews @ Bowes Creek is just terrific with live music, food, beer and friends. We have such fun talking with the brewers and tasting beers until we find our favorites, all the while supporting the important mission of the not-for-profit Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation.
— Carol Gieske