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8th Annual Bacon & Beer Festival – Merrimack, NH

8th Annual NH Bacon & Beer Festival

Date: June 1, 2024

Location: Merrimack, NH

Tickets Return on Sale April 7

The High Hopes Foundation is thrilled to announce the return of the 8th annual Bacon & Beer Festival to Merrimack, NH, on June 1, 2024! For 40 years, the High Hopes Foundation has been dedicated to providing life-enhancing experiences and medical equipment to terminally and chronically ill children in New Hampshire. The Bacon & Beer Festival serves as our primary fundraiser, celebrating the delicious indulgence of bacon paired with the endless possibilities of well-crafted brews.

Event Highlights:

  • Largest Sampling Event: Indulge in over 200 samples of beer, bacon, and BBQ, making it the largest sampling event in New Hampshire.
  • Live Music: Enjoy live music all day from The Slakas, a high-energy cover band based in Nashua. Their diverse repertoire covers classic and modern rock hits, ensuring a lively atmosphere for all attendees.
  • BBQ Teams: Delight your taste buds with savory BBQ creations from a lineup of talented teams, including:
    • 16 Mesh BBQ
    • Babu Baker’s Handmade BBQ
    • BBQ Bandits
    • BBQ Brew Crew
    • Big Bobby’s Q
    • Bone Daddy’s BBQ
    • Canyon Riders
    • Cider Boys BBQ
    • Cyclone BBQ
    • El Jefe Smoke
    • Fatkids BBQ
    • Glazed & Infused NJ BBQ
    • Hatchback BBQ
    • Hog Wash BBQ
    • King Kong BBQ
    • Let It Smoke Barbecue
    • Live Q or Die
    • Philly Blind Pig BBQ
    • Pit Life BBQ
    • Ritchie Bros BBQ
    • SuWhee Q
    • Up 2 BBQ

Join us for a day filled with great brews, delicious bacon dishes, fantastic BBQ, and live music, all while supporting the High Hopes Foundation in making the dreams of New Hampshire children come alive!

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Budweiser Brewery Experience Presents: Fire Truck Pull for a Cause

Date: Sunday, April 21

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Location: 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054

Are you ready to test your strength and support a worthy cause? Join us at the Budweiser Brewery Experience for an exhilarating day of adrenaline-pumping action and community camaraderie at our Fire Truck Pull event!

Event Details:

Team Challenge:

Gather your friends, family, or colleagues and form a team of up to 12 members. With two attempts to pull a 40-60K pound fire engine 50 feet, it’s your chance to showcase your strength and teamwork. The top three teams will be awarded prestigious trophies. Act fast to take advantage of our Earlybird registration discount of $250 per team, available until March 15. Afterward, pricing increases to $400 until April 1, and then to the normal registration price of $600 per team. Register early to secure the best entry price!

Individual Challenge:

Prefer to go solo? Individuals can also participate in our thrilling event by pulling a 1938 antique firetruck weighing nearly 11K pounds! Secure your spot with an upfront registration fee of $40, or register onsite for $50. The top three individual pullers will receive impressive trophies.

Cash Prizes and Awards:

In addition to participant prizes for the fastest pulls, we’re offering additional BIG cash prizes for the team that fundraises the most and the most spirited crew!

Vendor Opportunities:

Calling all vendors! Showcase your products or services to an audience of approximately 500 people. Register now for a vendor spot for just $50.

Spectators Welcome:

Spectators are invited to join in the excitement free of charge! Cheer on the participants, enjoy delicious fare from onsite food trucks, sip on refreshing beverages, and groove to live music throughout the day.

Auction and Raffles:

Don’t miss our auction and 50/50 raffle, where you’ll have the chance to win fantastic prizes while supporting a great cause.


Get ready for a day filled with fun, thrills, and community spirit at the Budweiser Brewery Experience’s Fire Truck Pull event. Whether you’re participating in the challenge, cheering from the sidelines, or exploring the vendor offerings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference while having a blast – mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable experience!

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