Brandywine Backyard BBQ

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Sixth Annual Brandywine Backyard BBQ Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
New Garden Township Park
8938 Gap Newport Pike, Landenberg, PA 19350

A community event – everyone welcome!

Please join us at the 2024 Brandywine Backyard BBQ Festival — a spring afternoon in the park with live music bands, BBQ, burgers, wine & beer beverages and dessert food trucks in a picnic setting.  

We are a charitable organization that relies on donations and contributions to provide scouting programs and leadership opportunities for the youth in our area. The BBQ Festival is our main community event and fundraiser.  If you’d like to make a donation, please click here to donate.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at this year’s BBQ Festival!


Admission for the festival is:

  • $10 per person AGES 14 and up
  • $5 per person 13 and under

Wristbands provided for proof of purchase. Pay at the gate.

Parking Information

Handicap parking, and vendor parking may enter through the main New Garden Township Park gate at 8938 Gap Newport Pike, Landenberg, PA 19350.  Limited public parking is also available at this entrance.

Parking Locations at:

  • New Garden Township Administration Building, 299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19350
  • St. Gabriel’s Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA 19311

Live Music

Once again, we will feature the music of great local bands!


Thank you for supporting the Brandywine Backyard Barbeque Festival for the benefit of Friends of Scouting.  We appreciate the dedicated volunteers who support scouting year-round and at this event. Without volunteers, Scouting would not exist. If you are a volunteer Scout or Scouter, please wear Class B uniform.

To sign up to volunteer or if you have questions about volunteering, please send an email to the Brandywine BBQ or click here.

Octoraro District Pinewood Derby Race

The Octoraro District Semi-Final Pinewood Derby Race will take place at the Brandywine Backyard BBQ in the back parking lot from the main entrance. Test your car against other Cub Scouts in the District and have the opportunity to compete in the Council Grand Championship Races. Attend with your Pack or as an individual. One racer per Pinewood Derby Car. The top 5 Cubs from each Pack Race are eligible to participate in this District race.

The Pinewood Derby is one of the most fun events in Cub Scouts. Scouts get to work with parents and leaders to design, create, and race unpowered, unmanned wooden cars against fellow Cub Scouts. The check-in and inspection begins at noon and the race will start after all racers have checked in or 1pm. Top 5 racers will be eligible to move on to the Councilwide Championship!

General Information

To keep the festival safe and fun for everyone, please leave pets, skateboards, bicycles, radios, and roller-blades at home. Thank you for your cooperation!


Visit the Information Booth to ask general questions about the festival or Scouting. If you would like to help out in the Information Booth or if you would like to volunteer during this year’s event, please register at our volunteer signup!


Emergency Assistance: If you should need help at the festival, please contact any law enforcement official or emergency personnel. They will be glad to assist you as needed. There will be first aid at the Information/Volunteer Booth. 


Bathrooms are located at the center of the park.


Found items should be taken to the Information/Volunteer Booth. To avoid problems caused by losing items such as car keys, rain gear, hats, phones and other things, we recommend you secure keys in a pocket, backpack, or fanny pack. Attendees should also look around carefully before leaving any area.

After the event: all items that have not been picked up will be taken to Chester County Council BSA Program Activity Resource Campus (PARC), 1 Scouting Way, Exton, PA 19341.

Lost Children: Children who appear to be alone or without adult supervision at the event will be taken to the Information/Volunteer Booth. Announcements to reunite parents and children will be made from the stages.

Lost Adults: We recommend that groups arrange specific meeting spots and times during the day and evening.

Thank you to our 2024 event sponsors:

Thank you to our 2024 Food Vendors

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