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Tell Us What 10 B’s You’re Looking Forward To At This Year’s Burgers, Brews & BBQ Festival

The Burgers, Brews & BBQ Festival is back for the fifth year to entertain and feed Fargo-Moorhead with burger sliders, BBQ and beer samples.

Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography and video by Scott Cramer

The Burgers, Brews & BBQ Festival is back for the fifth year to entertain and feed Fargo-Moorhead! For the second year in a row, we’re going to transform the Moorhead Mall Parking Ramp into a rocking venue with four levels of drinking, dining and dancing. Games, seating and plenty of photo ops will be located throughout the entire venue. Tell us what you’re most excited about for this year’s festival by either up or down voting on each B.

Through an exciting partnership between Jade Presents and Spotlight Media, this year, festival participants will get…

  • Unlimited burger sliders and BBQ samples from upwards of 20 restaurants
  • Beer samples from local and regional breweries
  • An evening filled with live music (Announcement coming soon!)


This is a 21+ event. You will be required to show a valid ID at the entrance. General admission tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the gate the day of the event.

Go to BurgerFestFargo.com for more details and to get tickets!

#1 Burgers

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There will be unlimited burger sliders and BBQ samples from upwards of 20 restaurants.

So far, participating restaurants include Brew Ales & Eats, Herd & Horns, Twist, Fargo Billiards, The VIP Room, Jay's Smokin BBQ, Hooligans Bar and Grill and Granite City.

Stay tuned for more restaurant announcements coming soon!

Important note: Burgers and BBQ samples will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. We recommend arriving earlier than 7 p.m. to ensure you get your hands on the delicious food.

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#2 Brews

Attendees can get beer samples from a variety of local and regional breweries. There will also be cash bars throughout the venue for you to purchase drinks.

Check back soon for a full listing of all the participating breweries!

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#3 Band

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On the top level of the parking ramp, a band will be rocking into the night. With a gorgeous backdrop of the Red River at sunset, you haven't seen a concert in a venue like this before.

Check back soon for the exciting concert announcement.

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  1. I love how when you watch the band you overlook fargo from the top of the parking ramp and the sun setting. Seriously awesome.

#4 Buds

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Hang out with your buds (and make some new ones!) and enjoy the beautiful weather along with all the other features BBB Fest has to offer. Looking to get there safely? We recommend you and your friends take the LinkFM bus. This free shuttle going between downtown Fargo and south Moorhead will run until 10:30 p.m. for June 21 only.

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#5 Big Green Egg

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Each of our participating restaurants will be cooking on Big Green Egg, a ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker. This will ensure you're getting the best, most flavorful burger sliders!

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#6 Ballin’ Good Time

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Sit back and enjoy beer samples, burger slider and BBQ samples, live music, beautiful weather, competitions for the best of burgers and BBQ, games and more in a unique venue.

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#7 Bask In The Sun

The Moorhead Mall Parking Ramp will be transformed into thousands of square feet of fun with lots of room for beer sampling, food tastings, dancing and there will even be games all around the parking ramp. Rain or shine, the venue is reason alone to check out the festival.

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#8 Best Burger & BBQ Battle

Rough life. #judgelife. #burgersbbqbeerfest #ilovefargo

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Who will win the title this year?

The participating restaurants will be duking it out to be named the best burger and BBQ. There will be a judge’s choice award and a people’s choice award so you will get a hand in choosing the ultimate winner.

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#9 BBQ

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Satisfy your craving for BBQ with samples from more than 20 restaurants. NDSU's BBQ Bootcamp will even be offering grilling lessons.

Check back soon for a full listing of all the participating restaurants!

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#10 Bean Bag Toss & Other Fun

Channel your inner kid with bean toss, Jenga and other games at the event. What's better than playing games outside?

Let loose and have fun! Make sure you get your ticket today at burgerfestfargo.com.

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Jessica Kuehn

Written by Jessica Kuehn

Jessica Kuehn is the web editor for Spotlight Media. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a degree in print journalism. When she isn't writing or correcting her and other people's grammar, Jessica is obsessively quoting The Office and reading way too many books.

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