Kimberly Stanfield

Jul 132018

We need YOUR input!

Information regarding the locations is below – same as in the email sent.


From Email:


The Dark Horse Tavern and Cannery Music Hall where we held last years Holiday Party and this year’s Annual Meeting has unfortunately been sold. 

So, that means finding a new location for both events.

The board had a couple of ideas for the Holiday Party venue – and wanted some input from YOU!  Holiday Party date has been set for December 1, 2018

Honest Weight Brewery, 131 W Main St, Unit 104, Orange, MA 01364:

  • Fees: no rental fee, limited seating
  • Outside food: Food would be partially paid for by NEBS – a protein or two and the remainder would be POTLUCK
  • Alcohol: Beer on site; no outside beverages; you would pay for your own alcohol
  • Area/capacity: Can rope off a small area for about 30 ppl  – There is loading dock area that has a garage door that opens which can be utilized
  • Brewery video

The Smoke Shop, 325 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA 02145:

  • Fees: $25 – $30++ PER PERSON to include access to the full buffet plus tax and tip – PAID by you, not covered by NEBS.
  • Outside food: No
  • Alcohol:  no outside beverages; you would pay for own alcohol
  • Capacity: They will need a GUARANTEED count of approximately 30 people
  • Kids – pricing to be determined.

Valley Springs, 65 Valley Road North Grosevenordale, CT 06255:

  • ** This is HIGHLY likely to be the location of the Annual Meeting
  • Fees: $225 – Hall rental is $150 and Kitchen fee $75 (to use the kitchen) and a refundable $50 cleaning fee
  • Outside food: yes, can bring in food
  • Alcohol: Bartender fee is $10/hour; people would pay for their own alcohol
  • Area/capacity: 240 ppl

Another recommendation?
There were multiple locations researched, however most want a large room rental fee.  Some also required a minimum food and beverage charge with the fee.
If you have a recommendation – please email directly to Teresa at or Tom at – and please include all details of rental.


Jan 312018

An email from NEBS should be arriving in your email INBOX tonight.

Watch for it! Lots of great information!!

NEBS Night Out

Membership Card Poll

Meat Cutting, Sausage Making Class

Team Of The Year Registration is OPEN

and more! 

Jan 122018

Sincere thanks to all who donated items for raffles and silent auction!

Stubb’s / McCormick –

Dizzy Pig –

Meathead –

Mr. Brisket –

Flame Boss –

Grill Grates –

Ergo Chef Knives –

Weber Stephen –

GottaQ BBQ –

Sucklebusters –

Bob’s Smokin’ Southern BBQ –

Dexter Russell –

Kansas City Barbecue Society ~ 

Head Country BBQ ~


Frank Saulle – NYC BBQ Cookoff

Jeremy Garrett – Campground BBQ

Cliff Heidinger – Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Fest

Jackie Mackey – Sun BBQ Fest

Christy Moore – Riverside Blues Brews & BBQ

Dmitry Feld – I Love Barbecue & Music Festival

Shonda Merrill – Hudson Valley Ribfest

 And HUGE THANKS TO  Majke Ellis, Owner – The Dark Horse Tavern & The Cannery Music Hall for donating the space for both the Annual Meeting and Holiday Party!

Dec 122017

Annual Meeting / Awards Banquet

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

As we noted on all the Holiday Party information the Annual Meeting / Awards Banquet will be held at the Dark Horse Tavern / The Cannery Hall in Southbridge, MA.

This year we will be having the event catered by Dark Horse Tavern and need a really good head count – please register for attending!

Click here to register and/or donate!

$10 donation per adult towards the cost of the food and staffing will be gladly accepted and the donation amount will be taken and put into a 50/50 raffle! Tickets will be handed out at the meeting. No charge for kids.

Raffles and Silent Auction items are rolling in!

Be sure to bring your checkbooks / credit cards!

(tentative plan) Meeting will start about 12:30pm with your 2017 BOD – a few announcements will be made, and break for lunch at 1pm (ish). Ballots will be counted for the 2018 BOD (online voting will be available shortly!) – your new BOD will be announced, and then AWARDS!

* Housekeeping Note – there is no ATM at the location.

Overnight accommodations are available in the area – if you choose the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Sturbridge and mention you are a NEBS member, they will honor a discount for you.

Aug 072017

Team Of The Year rankings are updated as of July 31.

Take a look and if you have any concerns, please email us at 

We will continue to work on updating and adding the teams that sign up late to the lists and re-adjusting.

We thank you for your understanding that this is a constant process with variables changing – membership status, sign-ups, etc!