The annual Blues, Brews and Stews Winterfest will be held in downtown Greenfield on Saturday, Feb. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m.

The event is hosted by neighboring businesses, Catch 22 Sports Pub at 250 Jefferson Street and Jerry’s Pizza at 237 Jefferson Street.

For an admission fee of $10 at the door, attendees are invited to taste a variety of the best local soups, stews and chili this area has to offer. Alcoholic beverages and food tasting will be available at each location. Tastings will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with winners announced at 9 p.m.

Entry forms for submitting a soup, stew or chili are available at @G3 on Facebook or you can email a request for the form to

“In our seventh year, the event is growing and we are very proud of the community support," G3 Committee member Shari Royse-Bellar said.

"We have made a few changes, including an earlier start and crossing guards to direct traffic as event-goers move between venues. More than 20 entries are expected to participate in the cook-off. There will be a chance to vote on your favorite soup, stew and chili. Bragging rights will be awarded to the winners, so we want to encourage those in attendance to taste and be ready to cast their vote. Vote by dropping your change or dollars in voting 'soup pots' located in front of the each entry.”

Local businesses have also donated to the silent auction that will take place during the event – all to support the efforts of Grow Greater Greenfield.

The evening will also include blues acts performing throughout the event by The Smokin’ Mirrors and The Jimmy Hudson band. Music starts at 6 p.m.

The Smokin' Mirrors is a band that plays a mix of blues/rock/funk from the classic to the obscure. Whether a bluesy twist on a rock classic or a funky twist on a blues standard, it's always a Smokin' hot reflection of the original. Mark Thomas, Jeff Rogers and Brett Snively collectively comprise 80 years of playing experience.

The Jimmy Hudson Band is from Columbus and plays a taste of Memphis rock, soul, blues and rockabilly where it all began and of course some Nashville twang. The band is fronted by vocals and guitar of Jimmy Hudson. He is backed by Molly Young on bass and Don Blakely on drums. Offering over 1,000 songs, this band brings the fun.

The Blues, Brews & Stews Winterfest is an annual fundraiser for Grow Greater Greenfield (G3), the local organization dedicated to improving life in and around Greenfield. Follow the event on Facebook @Grow Greater Greenfield and @Visitors Bureau of Highland County.