18th Annual BEF Waiter’s Race
JOIN US FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL
WAITER’S RACE on Saturday @ 4PM
One of the most popular events of the Birmingham Ethnic Festival weekend is the Annual Waiter’s Race, which is held on Saturday afternoon of the Festival weekend. Teams from the neighborhood organizations and beyond compete in a relay race up and down Consaul Street.
Participants race down the street carrying a tray and four glasses of beer. They must try to win the race and not spill the beer. The winner is announced at the Festival’s Recognition Ceremonies Sunday by our own Waiter’s Race judge, the Honorable Amy Berling. Thank you Judge Berling for being with us since the first year!
Please come out and cheer for your favorite team! You will have a great time! This year’s race begins on the VFW end of Consaul Street.
Waiter’s Race past champions
1996 – Rumpus Room
1997 – Knights of Columbus
1998 – Tony Packo’s Restaurant
1999 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders
2000 – Consaul Tavern
2001 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders
2002 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders
2003 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders
2004 – Rumpus Room/East Side Raiders
2005 – Hungarian Club
2006 – Hungarian Club
2007 – Hungarian Club
2008 – Hungarian Club
2009 – Hungarian Club
2010 – Hungarian Club
2011 – Steelworkers
2012 – Hungarian Club
Come out and watch the Hungarian Club try to defend their title! We’ll see you in Birmingham on Saturday!