Welcome to The
Bean Bash
Mission: "Take the time to make a difference!"

An annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of NKY, Redwood, BAWAC & New Perceptions!

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2019 Bean Bash Event Schedule

    Saturday Oct 5th , Boone Co. Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Rd, Burlington, KY 41005
    12:00pm- The Bean Bash begins, admission $5.00 (kids 12 and under free)
    12:00pm- Silent auctions begin/all charities have items for auction
    12:00pm- Live Music begins
    2:00pm- The 46th Bean Bash remarks and presentations
    2:30pm- Live auction begins
    Approx. 4:45pm- First silent auction closes (New Perceptions)
    +15mins Second silent auction closes (BAWAC)
    +15mins Third silent auction closes (Redwood)
    +15mins Fourth silent auction closes (Special Olympics NKY) 

About Us

History of the Bean Bash

 The Bean Bash began in the summer of 1974. It was started by former State Representative Bill McBee, initially conceived as a political fundraiser.  The bash consisted of bean soup, tomatoes, slaw, and corn bread cooked on site. As the attendance at the Bean Bash grew, the Homemakers of Hebron and Burlington made the corn bread. (All still served to this day!)

The Bean Bash grew large and was moved to Turfway Park in the early 1980's. It was reinvented because of one very special guy, Steve McBee, Bill’s son, who sadly passed away in 2009. It is an opportunity for the McBee family and the Northern Kentucky community to show their support for these charities and their outstanding programs. 

The proceeds of the Bean Bash went to Redwood Rehabilitation Center, BAWAC and KIDS HELPING KIDS. When KIDS HELPING KIDS moved to Ohio, Special Olympics – Northern Kentucky became the third charity.  New Perceptions joined our event in 2015.  Our founder, Bill McBee, passed away in 2011.  The legacy he has left with The Bean Bash will continue to benefit the great causes Bill felt so passionately about daily.   

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will help to support children and adults with Special Needs in northern Ky!!

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Come on out on Oct 5th!!

The Bean Bash only succeeds when you join us for the fun!

Mailing Address:

Bean Bash, Inc.

TIN: 61-1268919 

5819 Idlewild Rd, Burlington, Kentucky 41005, United States