Attention BBQ Lovers! Huge Drive-thru Event Happening Saturday in Rochester, Minnesota.

If your taste buds have been craving some delicious BBQ, you are in luck this weekend!  A drive-thru BBQ event is happening in Rochester, Minnesota on Saturday, July 24th and if you hurry up, you can get in on the amazing taste.

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Before COVID hit, this BBQ was an annual block party in downtown Rochester, Minnesota.

Next Chapter Ministries, a non-profit in the Rochester, Minnesota area, has been hosting a huge BBQ cookout for a few years.  BBQ masters (including my husband!) threw on their aprons and bakers (including all of my kids!) whipped up marvelous pies with the goal to help raise funds for this ministry that works compassionately to eradicate crime in Rochester and Olmsted County.

When COVID hit our world, plans for the annual event changed from a block party to a drive-thru event.

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I didn't realize that they were taking photos at the event last year but as you can see from the photo above, I was one of the many that drove-thru to pick up some food.  And then my family devoured all of it!

Take a night off from cooking and get your name on the list to pick up your BBQ and pie in Rochester, Minnesota on Saturday.

If your mouth is watering and you are ready to eat ribs, BBQ chicken, or some delicious sides to help others, here are the directions on how to get your name on the list:

  • Step 1: Go to the Next Chapter Ministries website here
  • Step 2: Click on the yellow, "Preorder Food" button
  • Step 3: Go through the menu and pick the foods you'd like to pre-order
  • Step 4: Set a reminder to pick up food on Saturday, July 24th from 4 - 8 pm at Christ Community Church, 4400 55th Street NW, Rochester, Minnesota.
Credit: Next Chapter Ministries

Just in case you need a little more convincing, here are a few more fun photos and video from the event last year.

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