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Barrington 4th of July Week Brat Tent Festivities At a Glance

Barrington 4th of July Week Brat Tent Festivities At a Glance

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The Barrington Lions Club Brat Tent opens Friday, July 1st, at 11 a.m. with four days of family friendly events, food & drink plus a great lineup of live music! Back by popular demand, during this year’s festivities you’ll find the popular 25′ Rock Wall Climb, Eurobungee, Frank Birdsall the entertainer and patriotic Tribute Tent on Saturday, honoring those who serve and protect.

You’ll find the Brat Tent set up at 201 Spring Street in the north commuter parking lot at Barrington’s Metra Station.  There will be tickets sold so you can purchase food, snacks, beer and wine. Admission is FREE during Brat Tent Daytime Hours. Evening admission starts at 5 p.m., after which time admission is free for those age 17 and under while and the cost for adults is $5.

This year’s food & beverage menu includes:

BBQ Pork Sandwich (5 tickets) * Brat / Italian Sausage (4 tickets) * Chicken Sandwich (3 tickets) * Hot Dog (2 tickets) * Hamburgers (3 tickets) * Guinness Flavored Brats (4 tickets) * Nachos & Cheese (3 tickets) * Popcorn (2 tickets) * Chips / Pretzels (1 ticket) * Gatorade (2 tickets) * Pepsi (2 tickets) * Water (1 ticket) * Ice Cream Bars = 1 ticket * Onion Brewery Micro-brews (5 tickets) * Mike’s Hard Lemonade (5 tickets) * Wine (5 tickets) * Heineken (5 tickets) * Leinenkugel Summer Shandy (5 tickets) * Miller Beer (4 tickets)

Here’s the lineup of the 2016 Barrington Brat Tent activities, at a glance…

Friday, July 1, 2016

(Tent Schedule – 11 AM – 11:30 PM)

  • 11:00 a.m.
    Festival gate opens
  • 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Bingo is Back with Bingo games to be played at 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    “Patriotic Photo Booth
  • 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Trackless Train Rides, 25′ Rock Wall & Eurobungee
  • 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Visit From SPARKY the Fire Dog
  • 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Making Faces Chicago by Margie
  • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Sons of Bildor (Presented by Doering Landscape Company)
  • 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
    Lance Lipinsky and the Lovers (Presented by Lake Cook Orthopedics)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

(Tent Schedule – 11 AM – 11:30 PM)

  • 11:00 a.m.
    Festival gate opens
  • 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
    Come Greet And Welcome Our Active Armed Forces (Courtesy of Barrington Transportation Company)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Tribute Tent
    Toys for Tots – Make a Difference in a Child’s Life through a Simple Toy * Barrington Honor Ride & Run * BraveHeart Therapeutic Riding Center * 100 Club of Chicago * Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association * LBS Veterans WWII/Korean War/Vietnam Display * City Limits Harley Davidson Jump Start * A Warriors Mind * Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies * USS Illinois Display * Veterans R&R * 509th Parachute Infantry Display * Living60010 Patriotic Photo Booth – Sponsored by Harley Davidson
  • 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.
    Making Faces Chicago by Margie
  • 11:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Visit from SPARKY the Fire Dog
  • 12:00 p.m. – Honor Ceremony
    Honor Ride presented by Rolling Thunder Illinois Chapter 2 * Color Guard presented by the United States Marine Corps * National Anthem performed by Patricia Thies
  • 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.
    Frank Birdsall – Balloon Designs
  • 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Eurobungee & 25′ Rockwall
  • 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
    Frozen T-Shirt Contest presented by Angel Water
  • 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Caricatures by John
  • 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
    Frank Birdsall – Cyclist Extraordinaire
  • 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Create your very own military “Dog Tag”
  • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    All Stars (Presented by Angel Water)
  • 5:00 to 11:30 p.m.
    BHS Alumni Night
  • 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
    Sixteen Candles Band (Presented by Wickstrom Auto Group)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Rock The Ride Family Music Festival

(Tent Schedule – 1:00 to 10:00 PM)

Rock the Ride Family Music Festival - 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

Tent Schedule – (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Festival gate opens
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Parade Committee Proudly Presents “The Best of Barrington”
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Barrington Community Band
  • Barrington Bank & Trust Fireworks at Dusk

The following organizations will be joining the community to support the men and women who serve in our armed forces:

100 Club of Chicago * 509th Parachute InfantryReenactment Group * A Warriors Mind * Barrington Honor Ride & Run * BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding * Center * Great Lakes Naval Museum * NISRA * PiecefulGathering Quilt Shop * Toys For Tots * US Coast Guard Auxillary * Veterans of Foreign Wars * Veterans of LBS * Veterans R&R * WWII, Korean War & Vietnam Memorabilia

The Fourth of July week Barrington Lions Club Brat Tent Festival is 100% volunteer based and 100% of ALL proceeds go to Barrington area charities and will support various Lions Club activities, including:

Sight and hearing Bus * Eye testing and Glasses * High School Scholarships * Scout Troop Support * Scout Troop Scholarships * Leo’s Club * Camp Lion and Hospice.

For a look back at past Barrington Lion’s Club Brat Tent festivities what’s in store for this week, enjoy our VIDEO highlights and photos from past years:


For more information about this year’s festivities, visit TheBratTent.com or BarringtonParade.com.

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