August 24 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Independence Riverwalk Parks
5th St. NE and 1st Ave NE, Independence, IA 50644 United States
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Join KCRR at the 14th Annual INDEPENDENCE BREW-B-Q!

KCRR will be broadcasting live from 3-5pm!
Click here for a full schedule of events!

The Independence BrewBQ is a one day outdoor festival featuring BBQ vendors, live music, a Craft Brew Zone, a bike ride and is a fundraiser for charity at the same time!

Admittance into Riverwalk Parks is FREE with the opportunity to purchase delicious barbecue and brews on tap. Everyone can enjoy live music from . Those wishing to check out the Craft Brew Zone can purchase brew tasting passes in advance or the day of the event. You must be a pass holder to enter that area of the event.

The Craft Brew Zone is a separate fenced area with over 100 craft brews from breweries and home brewers. Each paid entrant will receive a commemorative BrewBQ glass for the tastings, and several hours to taste all of the magnificent creations from home brewers and breweries alike. Tasters are welcome to come and go as they please from the Craft Brew Zone until 7pm.

Back this year! Purchase a limited V.I.P. Craft Brew Zone pass to gain early entry into the tasting area starting at 3pm. Taste some exclusive options during the V.I.P. hour, get a first crack at the full list of options and chat with our brewers.

The Craft Brew Zone features over 100 craft brews and is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Passes for the Craft Brew Zone are available in advance or at the gate. NEW this year! The limited V.I.P. Craft Brew Zone pass. Participants gain entry into the Craft Brew Zone at 3 p.m. for a full hour of exclusive offerings and first crack at all the Craft Brew Zone has to offer.


Overwhelm your senses with outstanding BBQ, slow cooked for hours over hardwood smoke. Food and standard beverages are available starting at Noon at Riverwalk Parks.


The 2019 R.A.S.H. Ride Too! is set to kick off early in the morning. Ride your bicycle at your own pace around the beautiful rolling landscape of Buchanan County all on hard surfaced roads some of the best in the state.


Bring your lawn chair and enjoy our live music starting in the late afternoon into the evening. Please remember, no outside food or drink, coolers, or pets are allowed in the BrewBQ event area and Craft Brew Zone.

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