Sussex County Board of Agriculture Chicken BBQ

SCBOA Pavilion at the Sussex County Fairgrounds
Barbecued Chicken

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The Sussex County Board of Agriculture has been holding an annual fundraising chicken BBQ since 1942! This year’s 81st Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, September 23rd from 5 pm to 7 pm.. This year the Board of Ag will be returning to a sit down dinner due to popular request. OR you may pick up your to go 'Chicken ON the FLY’ dinner at the Board of Ag BBQ building at the fairgrounds Your local farmers prepare the chicken, fresh from Sussex Meat Packing, slow roasted over hot coals. A secret time-tested all natural recipe sauce of Charlie Pratschler has made this BBQ famous. Summertime favorite corn on the cob comes from Ideal Farms, tomatoes from Green Valley Farms. Holland American Bakery‘s famous dinner rolls complete the meal with delicious cookies for desert. All Tickets must be purchased in advance before September 17 and are $16.50. Tickets can be purchased at Brodhecker Farm, Ideal Farms, Space Farms, the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Sussex County Farmers Market @ Fairgrounds, or Sussex Meat Packing. Tickets may also be purchased online at 

The Sussex County Board of Ag relishes the concept of fresh, local, clean food, with no preservatives or artificial colors. The proceeds from this annual fundraiser help to fund scholarships for future farmers, farmer educational and agriculture related programs. Support your local farmers, take a break after your day and enjoy a great traditional chicken BBQ meal.