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The New England Barbecue Society is pleased to invite all of its members and their guests to the 2013 NEBS SummerFest.
This is not a barbecue contest, rather an opportunity for all NEBS members to get together for a weekend of camping, cooking, socializing and sharing great food with one another.
SummerFest will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, at Camp Collier in Gardner, Massachusetts. Members and their guests may come and spend the day, or camp for the entire weekend. Camping will be allowed on Friday, August 2.
Located on beautiful Lake Wampanoag, Camp Collier is a former Boy Scout camp, complete with a large dining hall, lots of camping sites and 600 acres of fields, forests, trails, and shorefront. Fishing is allowed with a valid Mass. fishing license, and non-motorized watercrafts are allowed. The camp charges a $5 boat-launching fee.
Members who are familiar with competition cooking may bring their pits, canopies, etc. and set up as they would for a contest if they so desire. Others may wish to travel lighter and simply bring their camping gear. There is plenty of room for camping, whether you want to stay with a large group, or venture off to a more secluded site.
RV’s are allowed, but there is no dumping station and very limited electricity. Those who don’t like to camp may just come for the day, or stay at local hotels, within 5 miles or so of the camp. We will all join together for a pot-luck supper on Saturday evening, as well as a community breakfast on Sunday morning.
So whether you’re an experienced competition cook, a judge, a backyard barbecuer, or anything in between, come on out and enjoy this opportunity to mingle with other NEBS members, and share some great food and great times! Admission is free for NEBS Members and their immediate families. Non-Members are welcome to come for a fee of $10 per person, per day. Children will be admitted for free. There will be a certified lifeguard on duty so kids may swim safely.