Drive the Great River Road & Leaf the Cooking to the Firefighters
The Tri-States are heading toward peak leaf season. What better way to enjoy than including a road trip to a firefighter's breakfast or a chili cook-off fundraiser?
From Dubuque, head south on highway 52 to Bellevue. This 24-mile stretch of the Great River Road offers stunning rolling hills and tree-lined bluffs that are sure to provide a collection of spectacular fall colors.
When you arrive in Bellevue, head to the Fire Department's annual fundraiser breakfast Sunday, October 9. It's held in conjunction with their fire prevention week.
From 7 am to noon, the firefighters will serve hot coffee, pancakes, sausage, eggs, and many other familiar breakfast menu items. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children, and proceeds go to firefighting equipment.
Enjoy breakfast, tour our fire station at 300 State Street and enjoy scenic Bellevue!
BTW - nearby Springbrook, Iowa, is hosting a Firefighter Breakfast Sunday, October 30, from 7 am to noon. Similarly, the cost is $10, with all the proceeds going to assist the Springbrook Fire & Rescue.
Perhaps you'd prefer lunch and heartier fare. If that's the case, take the Great River Road north to Guttenberg, where you can enjoy the colorful leaves along the scenic byway.
So it's good views, brews & food for a good cause. The Chili Cookoff and Bake Sale will be held on Sunday, October 9, at the Guttenberg Brewing Company.
GBCo Owner Kathryn Lee Klaes wants to lend a helping hand to a Fort Myers, Florida, Brewery severely impacted by Hurricane Ian. Guttenberg Brewing Company will match all donations up to $500.
So, Chili and baked goods will be available for a free-will donation. All donations will go directly to Lazy Coconut Brewery and Tuck Away Café at 2301 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
Want to Compete for Bragging Rights and Free Beer?
Bring your award-worthy Chili, toppings (if desired), and a Chili Dipper to GBCo between 12:30 and 1:30 pm.
Want to Eat Chili and Buy Baked Goods?
Come to the Guttenberg Brewing Company on Sunday, October 9, between 2 and 4pm. Chili will be available for sampling. Voting includes 1 ballot per customer. Participants can sample as many as they wish for a free-will offering.
Baked Goods will be for sale as they are brought to the Brewery. Free-will donations for all items.
For More Information, Call the Guttenberg Brewing Company at 563-252-2739 (BREW)
Enjoy a sensational Sunday drive along the Great River Road!