What is Border War Beer Fest?

This unique craft beer fest features Wisconsin and Illinois brewers in a friendly battle to see who takes home the  “Willy”, a traveling trophy awarded to the state with the best brews as voted on by attendees at the fest.  Food truck cuisine and home brews round out the line-up, and fest-goers can cheer on their state!

The festival consists of one afternoon session from 3:00 – 6:30 pm (2pm entry for VIP Guests) on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Pennoyer Park.

What is the Border War 5K Beer Fest Run/Walk?

Saturday, August 3, 2019  –  1:00 PM – Pennoyer Park, Kenosha

The Border War 5K Run/Walk is a friendly battle before the Border War Beer Fest to see which state has the best average 5K time for runners and walkers.  Besides individual awards, the times of all the athletes will be averaged to find our winner – between Wisconsin and Illinois – giving the state bragging rights over the coveted “Willy 5K” trophy. This trophy will display the winning state each year and be present at all of the future Border War 5K Beer Fest races, beckoning its adversaries to reverse the winning streak each year.

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About BrewFest Partners:

Border War Beer Fest co-produced by BrewFest Partners, a firm specializing in consulting, planning, hosting and managing beer festivals for organizations of all types in the US. BrewFest Partners has over 15 years experience in event promotion and has successfully founded and managed numerous festivals and events including; the Great Lakes Brew Fest (GLBF) in Racine, WI. The Great Lakes Brew Fest is recognized as one of the premier beer tasting events in the Midwest attracting sellout crowds of more than 4500. BrewFest Partners has also successfully produced brew fests in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Door County, Wisconsin; Valparaiso, IN; Chicago, IL; Gettysburg, PA and Bonita Springs & Deerfield Beach, FL.

About Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha:

Boys & Girls Club is Kenosha’s largest provider of youth sports, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. Professionally trained staff and volunteers supervise wholesome, constructive activities and programs that guide youth toward successful health, social, educational and character-building skills. The mission of the organization is to inspire, enable and provide resources to all young people of Greater Kenosha to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.