Event info Charity BBQ Festival Main Line Pa | Hava Nagrilla

$10 per person and $20 per family.
Family tickets = 1 household only (does not include married children, aunts, uncles or cousins) 

Admission gate fee only includes entrance to the festival. Sumptuous BBQ, grilled meats, Israeli food, sweets, vegetarian dishes and much more may be purchased from the festival food vendors.

You'll be able to purchase your gate fee starting early 2018. There will be no "paper tickets" --  just check-in at the front gate on Remington Road!

Purchase Entry Fee

Shuttle vans and buses will be available at co-partner Kaiserman JCC's Wynnewood location at the corner of City Line Avenue &  Haverford Road. Only a 5 minute ride to the festival. Limited neighborhood parking.

The Courtyard Marriott is offering Hava NaGrilla attendees a special group rate of $139/night. The hotel is only 7-10 minutes from the event and JCC shuttle. Book your room now!!

get a group rate for hava nagrilla at the courtyard marriott philadelphia


Directions to Kaiserman JCC


  • Wheelchair accessible rest rooms will be available at the event.
  • Baby changing station
  • Senior rest area

All bags, backpacks and packages will be subject to a security screening process at the JCC parking lot & at the entry gate to the festival. We will have a security line for bag inspection and encourage all festival-goers to bring as few possessions into the festival as possible.
*Please do not walk in with any non-Kosher foods to the event (like sandwiches or snacks)

No pets allowed! We cannot allow dogs into the festival other than service dogs.


Mechanical Bull Riding: suitable for all ages, $5 a ride. The mechanical bull is centered in the middle of an inflatable floor and sides and is safe  for the entire family!

Premium Scotch and Bourbon Table: For a small donation to Hava NaGrilla, participants may taste two premium scotches/bourbons.

How many sour or garlic pickles can you eat in 4 minutes?
Win an official Hava NaGrilla Mega Trophy with a Pickle on TOP!

There are only 20 spaces available for the Hava Nagrilla Pickle Eating Contest! Cost for entry is $20/person.

Steve Cook

Former investment banker turned chef, Steve Cook returned to his home town of Philadelphia to pursue his love of food and help build a restaurant empire with his restaurant group, CookNSolo.

He is the co-owner of Percy Street Barbecue, fried chicken and doughnut concept Federal Donuts, Abe Fisher, serving small plates of the Jewish diaspora and Dizengoff, a hummusiya in Philly and in New York’s Chelsea Market.

Their first book, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking won the coveted James Beard Award for “Best International Cookbook” in 2016. In partnership with Broad Street Ministries, Cook also helped develop soon-to-launch, nonprofit Rooster Soup Company.


Rob Wasserman

Rob and Maggie Wasserman met at Rouge in 1999.  After marrying, they lived and traveled extensively in Asia working in both the import and fashion industry.

In 2006, they returned to Philadelphia to start their own family and took ownership of Rouge. Their commitment to quality of service and excellence in cuisine have greatly contributed to the enduring success of Rouge as the destination for an exceptional dining experience in Rittenhouse Square. Over the pass several years Rob has continued to increase their holdings by becoming a partner in the local fast casual chain Snap custom pizza and salads and most recently becoming the owner of two other stalwart restaurants in the Rittenhouse neighborhood, Twenty Manning and Audrey Claire.
The Wasserman’s have generously contributed to numerous charities and foundations, though most notably they are the founders of the Philadelphia Burger Brawl, an annual event that brings together restaurants in the Philadelphia area to compete for the best burger.  The money is raised for Philadelphia Public Elementary Schools.

Gary Maddox

Gary was a winner of 8 Gold Glove awards and a member of the Philadelphia Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team. 

After retiring from baseball, Garry became CEO of A. Pomerantz & Company, Philadelphia, and president of World Wide Concessions Inc., Bellmawr, N.J. He has served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's board of directors since 2004.  He is also the founder and president of the Youth Golf and Academics Program, an organization that works with inner-city youth in Philadelphia and Camden. Maddox currently serves on the board of several organizations.

He is also a fan of good BBQ and has teamed with Philadelphia restauranteur Steven Starr to hold an Annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge for the past 12 years.


  • Hava NaGrilla BBQ Champion: Bensalem, PA
  • Harco Loco BBQ: Bel Air, MD
  • Smokin on the Highway – R&Z Kosher Smoked Meats: Brooklyn, NY
  • Peep’s Pit BBQ: Aventura, FL
  • Grateful ‘Que LLC: King George, VA
  • Smokin Chutzpah: Wynnewood, PA
  • Alquemy: Great Falls, VA
  • Kosher Baconites: Philadelphia, PA
  • Plum Crazy BBQ: Warfordsburg, PA
  • BBQ Bob’s Kosher Club: Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Hebrew Skool Dropouts: Kansas City, MI
  • Mount Smokemore: West Orange, NJ
  • Nice Racks: Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Here Come the Judge BBQ team: Middletown, MD
  • Shiva Que: Wellington, FL
  • Holy Smokes!: Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Q Biz BBQ: Menands, NY
  • Crackers Cooking Kosher: Plainview, NY
  • Center City Smokers: Philadelphia, PA
  • Uncle Mordy John the Catholic and the MEATzva Girls: Flushing, NY

hava nagrilla 2018 t-shirt

You can Pre-Order T-Shirts in Spring 2018!

Official Hava Nagrilla T-shirts are now available ! Buy em online, pick em up at the event. Order a 2018 Hava NaGrilla T-Shirt Now!

Official Hava Nagrilla Baseball Caps are also available! Pick one up when you get premium admission to the event.

View the new baseball cap!

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