You are here

Tip-a-Canoe and Barbecue, too!

Tip-a-Canoe and Barbecue, too!

Be a true river rat - begin the day with a canoe trip, savoring the breathtaking views that have inspired so many local artisits followed by a delicious barbecue by Fat Rick's, ice cream from Woodside Farms Creamery and barn dance with music by Crazy in Stereo. 


12 noon: Canoe trip
5–7 p.m.: Barbecue by Fat Rick’s and Ice Cream by Woodside Farms
6–10 p.m.: Music featuring Crazy in Stereo


Canoe & Barbecue tickets: $85 to $110 per person
Barbecue & Barn Dance tickets:  $60 to $75 per person
Children under 10: Free
Ages 10 – 20: $50 per person

Note: All prices are person and based on 2 people per canoe – confirmation and directions will be emailed to purchaser the week of the event.

Boxed Lunches

Boxed lunches for Canoe trip $15 each – must be ordered in advance – please order when purchasing your ticket.

  • Sandwiches with homemade potato chips, fresh fruit & signature chocolate chip cookie
  • Firecracker Eggplant Wrap - Crispy eggplant, creamy spicy firecracker sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion & cheddar Jack cheese
  • Gorgonzola Steak Wrap - Chopped steak with blue cheese, tomato, lettuce & caramelized onion
  • Caprese Panini  - Fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto & balsamic greens on ciabatta
  • Prosciutto & Brie Panini -  Prosciutto de parma,  brie cheese, peppery arugula & peach preserves
  • Rosemary Beef Panini -Angus roast beef, rosemary aioli, caramelized onion, roasted red peppers, provolone & spinach
  • Turkey & Provolone - Thin shaved turkey with provolone, lettuce & mayo on swirl grain bread
  • Salad with roll, butter and signature chocolate chip cookie
  • Cobb Salad - Romaine with grilled chicken, bacon, egg, tomato, avocado & blue cheese crumbles with honey mustard dressing
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad - Field greens with grilled chicken, strawberries, almonds, cucumber, cranberries & feta cheese with raspberry vinaigrette

NEW THIS YEAR – 50th Anniversary Flag Decorating Contest

In honor of Brandywine’s 50th anniversary, we will be holding a flag decorating competition. Release your inner artist! Canoeists and BBQ attendees are both welcome to join. Prizes will be given in a variety of categories.

You are welcome to decorate our own flag or purchase from us when you buy your tickets online or by phone. We will be selling Nylon 10”x15” flags with dowels for $10. They can be picked up at the Young Friends of the Brandywine office or shipped for the extra cost of $5. Flags can be decorated before the event and proudly displayed on your canoe or you can create one at the event! Stations will be set up starting at 4 p.m. Judging will begin at 6 p.m.

PDF iconTip-A-Canoe FAQs (PDF)