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Barnyard Beats

Our Annual Benefit

Save the date of August 26th for an evening of music, barbecue, great raffles and other entertainment at Triple C Stable at 3 McLean Drive in South Berwick, ME.  Barnyard Beats is not only a fun way to spend a summer evening but an important fundraiser for local veterans’ causes. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and FRANK FM will be doing a live broadcast to add to the fun.

This year’s event includes a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, music, a dunk tank and mechanical bull so would-be rodeo stars can test their skill. Anyone who stays on the bull eight seconds or more wins a prize. Raffles to date include gift certificates to Sandy Hill Farm in Eliot, ME, Kittery Trading Post gift card, Terra Cotta Pasta gift card, one cord of firewood, Dirigo Ranch gift card, Riverside Farm gift card, a clambake featuring two dozen lobsters, a bushel of corn and three pounds of steamers—just for starters! 

The Barnyard Beats famous buffet is also back and will feature pulled pork, hamburgers, spare ribs ,pig roast, hot dogs, turkey tips, chicken breasts, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, a pasta salad from Terra Cotta Pasta, vegetable stir fry, whoopie pies, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, sundaes plus water, ginger ale and other beverages. Among the food donors are Hannaford Supermarkets, Fogarty’s in South Berwick, ME, Favorite Foods in Somersworth, NH, The Meat House in York, ME, and Weathervane Seafoods of Kittery, ME. 

Event T-shirts from Paquet Design, a veteran-owned business, will also be on sale. 
The event will start at 2 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased any time after April 15, 2023 by going to the Veterans Forward website and clicking on the Barnyard Beats icon. 


Barnyard Beats is Triple C Stables popular annual fundraiser for first responders and veterans. 

Barnyard Beats was created by Cathy and Paul Murphy, owners of Triple C and organizers of the annual event. The fundraiser came about after Paul, a Vietnam veteran, felt compelled to do something to support his fellow vets. Paul understands the trauma affecting so many soldiers from this conflict and remembers how badly he and others were treated when they returned from the war. For him, Barnyard Beats is a way to give back, and the event has done so with great success. Their last pre-pandemic outing, in 2020, raised $10,000.

One hundred percent of the proceeds go to veterans’ and first responder causes; in the past, the dollars supported Veterans Forward, and that is who will benefit this year as well. The event also supports first responders who also have to deal with constant trauma and are not always recognized for the hazards they face on the job. 

The annual bash always features great music, food, raffles and other fun activities and is always held in August. 

veterans benefit barnyard beats horse grazing with veterans flags

Save the Date!

Barnyard Beats

Come Join the Fun August 26th!

  • Support Maine Veterans

  • Free Parking

  • Tickets $20

  • Live Music

  • Silent Raffle

  • Delicious Food

  • Doors Open at 3:30

Veterans Forward maine verterans charity logo

In Partnership with Veterans Forward

100% of what we raise goes to Veterans Forward in order to help Maine veterans get the services they need.

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