Bruegala 2023: Camp Bruegala 2023-09-12T18:15:54-05:00

Enjoy Great Local Food, Music, and Beer! All while supporting two great local charities.

Join the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees and the City of Bloomington for a fun beer festival! Brüegala is back again, bigger and better than ever. We’ve brought back sample cups and glasses, and this year’s theme is Camp Bruegala.

The event will feature craft beers from local and regional breweries, as well as food trucks, live music, and games. It’s the perfect event for beer lovers of all ages.

  • Saturday, September 30th from 5:00-10:00pm on the historic McLean County courthouse square.

  • Admission: 20.00 (This includes admission, 2 beer tickets, and a souvenir cup) 

  • Local breweries with all of your favorite brews.

  • Two thrilling bands to enjoy!

  • Delicious food vendors to choose from

  • Profits from the event go toward supporting two great charities right here in the Bloomington-Normal community!

If you are a new fan, Bruegala is a local charity beer festival hosted by the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees and the City of Bloomington. In the past, the event has gathered thousands of devoted fans and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for multiple local charities. In 2022, Bruegala raised over $10,000 for charities right here in the community. This year, we want to see YOU at the camp themed event to see what the excitement is about.

Charities Chosen For 2023 Camp Bruegala

Association of Horizon

An organization of people with and without physical disabilities that provides opportunities for individuals to challenge themselves, develop responsibility and grow through interacting and working together.

Child Protection Network

To support the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect in central Illinois by providing financial resources to local agencies engaged in fighting child abuse and neglect.

Learn More About The Jaycees

 If you’re interested in joining the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees for other fun events throughout the year, check out our pages for our Annual Christmas ParadeHoliday Helpings Meal Donation Project, and the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt.

Interested In Volunteering

This event would not be possible without the support and  volunteers! If interested in volunteering for the event click the button below to visit the signup sheet. Our only requirement is that all volunteers be 21+ with valid ID. To volunteer contact  [email protected] 

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