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Congregation Beth El In Fairfield Dishes Up Craft & BBQ Festival

People lining up at the food line at the Congregation Beth El Craft & BBQ Festival in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
The food line at the Congregation Beth El Craft & BBQ Festival in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
The start of the food line Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Craft tents at the third annual Congregation Beth El Craft & BBQ Festival in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
The table for the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County. The buttons are for issues and causes. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Congregation Beth El served up its third annual Craft & BBQ Festival on Sunday in Fairfield, with an aim at feeding barbecue fans and feeding the hungry.

The entry fee was two cans of food for Operation Hope, Fairfield’s homeless shelter.

Food included brisket sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, desserts and drinks, all dished up from a serving line set up under a tent in the heat.

There were also a variety of artisans on hand, featuring items such as jewelry, clothing, artwork and home decor.

Entertainment included musical groups and dancers. There were also hot dog and pickle eating contests as well as children's activities and raffle prizes.

Sponsors of the event included Cohen and Wolf, Bankroll, Boy Scouts of America, City Carting and Recycling, Elements Massage, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder and Junkluggers.

Other sponsors were Mikeye Home Improvement, Sammy's Kosher Market, Second Chance Furniture, Stan Partyka Electric, Participants, AFC Urgent Care - Advanced Walk-In Urgent Care Center in Fairfield, Amellu Table Decor - Decorative Table Covers and Mosquito Nets for Outdoor Dining and Americana Memories.

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