Beer boot, pumpkin races new for annual Aleburn

By on October 2, 2011

by Sandy Kaczmarski

ELBURN—The third annual Aleburn beer and wine event on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 6 p.m. will offer some new events this year for all ages. Sponsored by the Elburn Chamber of Commerce and Elburn American Legion and held in the Legion’s parking lot, Chamber President Leslie Flint said visitors will find this year’s event “pretty awesome.”

Flint, who is also the Elburn Herald Design Director, said that this year, Beer Boots will be available as a keepsake—$7 for the boot or $10 for boot and beer. A complimentary passport sticker will be available to place on the mug to be added each year.

Flint emphasized that Aleburn is for the entire family, with live entertainment, touch-a-truck and more.

“We like to think of this as a whole family event, not just a beer garden,“ she said.

German beer and wine will be available, and food includes German meats and a German platter with sauerkraut by Ream’s Meat Market, pizza and soft pretzels by Paisano’s Pizza, and a dessert table sponsored by the chamber. Pre-registration is suggested for the bags tournament and the pumpkin car contest. Cost for the bags tournament is $30 for a two-person team,

and there is no age limit. Check- in is at 2 p.m. The pumpkin car contest—build and decorate a pumpkin car for racing—is free; rules are on the registration form. Forms available online at www.elburn.com. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 9, same times.