Walton’s 2nd Annual BratFest
This year I’ve made it a focal point to attend more events around town to highlight all there is to do in Wichita, and one of those events was Walton’s 2nd Annual BratFest.
The festival celebrating bratwurst had an entry fee of $15, but the cool thing was that 100% of the ticket price went directly to the Air Capital Flyers Special Olympics Kansas Program.
BratFest, which was in just their second year, took place at the Walton’s Inc. building at 3639 N. Comotara.
Despite the triple digit temps, many people came out to support the event.
Throughout the day, participants could get mouthwatering samples of Walton’s top-selling bratwurst flavors, along with brats from other vendors. It was an all-you-can-eat event where the meat sweats in every form came on.
The festival included more than just food though, they had Shaken or Stirred bar, axe-throwing, raffles from local conversation groups, a dunk tank, an archery range, and a NWTF Daisy BB gun range.
I bought raffles tickets and spent many bills purchasing balls at the dunk tank… all for charity!
Once I did that, I went right back to eating more brats.
Then I made my way into Walton’s commercial space, where it was 1.) air-conditioned and 2.) a place I could purchase packs of my favorite brat flavors for just $5.
It was a great time, something different for a good cause, and one event I think will get bigger and bigger through the years.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the 3rd annual BratFest next year. Follow Walton’s Inc. on Facebook for more.
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