by David Maas
ELBURNâ€”The Elburn Chamber of Commerce, the Elburn American Legion and the Elburn Herald will host the third annual Aleburn beer and wine event Saturday, Sept. 18. It is an Oktoberfest-style event.
â€œIt’s a fun little beer garden, and a fun way to spend the afternoon,â€ said Leslie Flint, coordinator for the event.
Aleburn will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Elburn American Legion Hall on Main Street in downtown Elburn. Admission is free, and parking is available throughout downtown Elburn.
In the beer garden, offerings will include light beer, Sam Adams Octoberfest beer and a wine selection. Local food vendors, including Ream’s Elburn Market and Paisano’s Pizza and Grill will be present, selling brats, cheddarwurst, pizza and other food items ranging from $2 to $5.
Aleburn also will feature live music, raffles, a bags tournament and Touch-a-Truck.
The bags tournament will take place at 3 p.m., with sign-up starting at 2 p.m. A $30 entry fee is required for each two-person team.
Touch-a-Truck is an activity for kids, featuring fire trucks, ambulances, tractors and other vehicles children may climb aboard. Children also will have an opportunity to meet local firefighters.
A new Aleburn feature this year is a barbecue cook-off, a contest starting on Saturday morning. Anyone from Kane or DeKalb counties may participate. The winner will receive a cash prize. The entry fee is $25. Pre-registration is required. Call the Elburn Chamber of Commerce at (630) 365-2295.
Beer and wine event
2 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Elburn American Legion