Kick off Seafair and celebrate Bratsgiving!

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Bratsgiving is the perfect way to celebrate Seafair!

For Bratsgiving this year, Johnsonville is celebrating during Seattle’s famed Seafair Festival with Carl the Great Bratsgiver! Carl the Great Bratsgiver is a character which was created by compiling the creative input from 15 Johnsonville members. The legend is that Carl goes from house to house on Bratsgiving Eve spreading the joy of the holiday and leaves behind delicious brats in each house he visits.

Bratsgiving, or National Bratworst Day, isn’t until August 16, but no one will judge you for celebrating early.


I started my morning with Brats for BREAKFAST!  It’s the perfect start for kicking off a day of Seafair fun! Brats + pancakes and fresh strawberries? Total yum!

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The perfect brats breakfast starts with charbroiling your Johnsonville Brats, the old school way.

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Perfection right? Then all you need is some fresh strawberry compote, homemade buttermilk pancakes and you have the most perfect Bratsgiving Breakfast!

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With a delicious breakfast under your belt, head down for some Seafair fun. There’s so much to see and do!

Seafair attendees can catch Carl at the following events

• Fan Fest: Fans can swing by the Albert Lee Appliances booth to get their hands on delicious grilled Brats served by prominent Seattle chef.

• Atop a custom-made Bratsgiving bicycle, Carl will lead the pack of runners participating in the 2017 Torchlight Run, officially starting the race before safely exiting a few blocks from the starting line

• Carl will bring the Bratsgiving celebrations to the annual Seafair parade, biking the route alongside his crew of helpers, the “Brat Angels” – one part oompa loompa, one part North Pole elf, and 100% amazing grill masters

• Throughout the day on Saturday Seafair and Johnsonville will partner for a “Where’s Carl” competition, announcing his whereabouts at Seattle landmarks and Seafair events on social media and challenging fans to find him in exchange for Bratsgiving swag and free Seafair tickets!

If you’re headed to Seafair today, here are the times of the various events.
Seafair Fan Fest (10a – 4p)
Torchlight Run (6p – 7p)
Seafair Parade (7:30p – 10p)

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

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