Boots, Brats & Brews event comes to Pickering Barn
April 15, 2014
By David Hayes
Combine a kick-stomping tribute to bluegrass, the suds of your favorite beers and the best of local sausages and you’ve got a memorably good time at the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah’s Boots, Brats & Brews.
The club’s first such event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 24 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Attendees will be able to taste assorted beers and brats alongside other food samplings from local restaurants, while The Weavils keep toes tapping all night to their distinctive bluegrass sound.
Tori Gaines, event co-chairwoman, said the club wanted an event that would attract more than other Kiwanis members.
“People love to get together and taste food while supporting the community,” Gaines said. “It’s a fellowship kind of thing. The Kiwanis has always done an auction, but it tended to attract just Kiwanians. We wanted to get more of the community involved.”
The event, for adults 21 and older only, includes a silent auction with more than 100 items to bid upon. Also, only 200 raffle tickets are available for a chance to win a limited edition Super Bowl XLVIII football autographed by Russell Wilson, or an experience for two in an Alaska Airlines flight simulator.
Wine will also be available for tasting and you can buy a bottle from the Wine Wall to take home. Be sure to gather your friends for a complimentary commemorative picture at the photo booth.
If you go
Tickets, which include a souvenir pilsner glass, are $40 per person and available at www.bootsbratsandbrews.com. Gaines said to act fast as there are only 400 tickets available, the space limit for Pickering Barn.
She said the goal is to raise $50,000, with all proceeds from Boots, Brats & Brews going to the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah to support local youth scholarships and programs.