Saint Andrews Burger Week and Beer Fest back for second year

Submitted photo Honeybean’s Café’s whoopie pie dessert burger.

SAINT ANDREWS – The summer fun in Charlotte County continues into the autumn with Burger Week and Beer Fest.

Burger week kicks off Sept. 21 with daily burger specials at participating restaurants including The Red Herring Pub, The Kennedy Inn & Shiretown Pub, Seasons By The Sea Bistro, King Street Pizza, Kingsbrae Garden, Char & Chowder, The Chandler Room, Braxton’s at The Algonquin Resort, Honeybean’s Cafe, Harbourfront Restaurant, Lumberjacks Café, Seabreeze Restaurant, The Gables Restaurant, The Clam Digger, The Spice Box, and more.

Last year’s event saw approximately 150 community members enjoying the festivities.

“There were some really fun creations,” said event organizer Luke Macdonald.

Day-to-day features will be updated across Burger Week and Beer Fest’s social media platforms.

Capping off the week-long celebration of creativity in burger form is Beer Fest. On Sept. 24, between 4 and 7 p.m. at Centennial Park, a variety of breweries, distilleries, and cideries will be serving the 19+ crowd with a range of beverage pairings.

Big Axe Brewery, The CAP Brewing, Foghorn Brewing Company, First Light Distillery, Gahan Beer, Garrison Brewing Co., Graystone Brewing, Maybee Brewing Company, Moosehead Small Batch, New Maritime Beer Company, Off Grid Ales, Picaroons Brewing Company, Saint Andrews Brewing Co., Trailway Brewing Co., and Yip Cider are set to attend.

Food vendors Maiz and Mixta Tacos from Moncton, Kingsbrae Garden, Mel Wood Natural Goods, Brisky Business, Curry by Montague Rose, and more will also be featured during Beer Fest.

In addition to food and drink, an array of entertainment is scheduled. Attendees can catch performances by St. Stephen ’70s cover band The Dooryards and Saint Andrews country/rock band Chickahominy Mountain Trio.

“It’s to bring people to town and have events into the fall,” said Macdonald.

Organizers are hopeful that the rain or shine event will draw a larger crowd this year.

“It’s a nice day outdoors. We’re hoping for a little easier time,” he said. Last year’s event coincided with pouring rain, which event co-ordinators are hopeful to escape this year. “Everybody made the best of it.”

Huntsman Marine Science Centre donated a shuttle bus service, which will run every 30 minutes between 3:30 and 7 p.m. under donation-based payment.

For Beer Fest tickets, search for ‘Saint Andrews Beer Fest in Centennial Park’ on eventbrite.ca.

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