11th Annual Grillfest Weekend – St. Paul, MN

May 28, 2023 | eat/drink

11th Annual Grillfest Weekend

Close your eyes and picture the perfect summer setting: the warm rays of the sun gently warming your face, a cool drink in your hand, the sizzling sounds of the grill, and searing mouth-watering creations. Welcome to the 11th annual GrillFest— a weekend celebrating the very best parts of the summer season benefiting the M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital!

Test out the best grills, gather recipes, and learn how to barbecue like a pro while sampling the best burgers, beer, sweet treats, seltzers, Bloody Marys, margaritas, summer wines, and more. Play outdoor games, find Minnesota-made art and gifts, listen to music, and enjoy perfect weather. The best part? It’s all included with the purchase of your ticket.

The Grillfest Experience

And really, who doesn’t love a good party?

  • Watch in awe as Traeger’s award-winning grills are put to use and grilling delicious foods to sample
  • Discover the latest grills and patio entertainment accessories on the market from Gertens
  • Enjoy music from a local DJ on the Monaco sundeck and taste the latest canned cocktails
  • Enter the 99 Bottles of Beers on the Wall Raffle. Raffle tickets are $5 with all proceeds benefiting the M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital 
  • Who holds the recipe for a perfect margarita? Sip a collection of refreshing margaritas and cast your vote in the new Margarita Mania Battle hosted by Milagro Tequila
  • Visit the Kowalski’s Joy of Good Food Truck
  • Find your wings with the latest flavors from Red Bull
  • Awards presentation for best beer, seltzer, spirits, and ready-to-drink beveragesTaste mouthwatering burgers from local restaurants in the annual Burger Battle, presented by Leinenkugel’s Beer
  • Chicken out how Bell & Evans is revolutionizing the poultry food industry with their grilled samples
  • Sip Bloody Mary samples and vote for your favorite at Smirnoff Vodka’s Bloody Mary Battle
  • Play outdoor games—giant Jenga, bags, giant chess— with friends and family at the Patrón Game Zone while sipping the finest tequila
  • Sip on seltzers and beers from Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer, On the Rocks, Goose Island, Kona Brewing Co., Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Loon Juice, Nutrl, Summit Brewery, War Pigs, and more
  • Check out the hottest new vehicles from Jeff Belzer’s car dealership.

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11th Annual Grillfest Weekend

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Sunday, June 4th

1:00 to 5:00 pm each day



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