The 56th Annual Chicken BBQ and 15th Annual Pie Auction is happening on June 13, 2023.

Enjoy your meal at camp while bidding on your favourite pies or pick it up and enjoy it at home and know that your support helps us have an impact on the lives of hundreds of campers each summer.

Chicken BBQ Details - see below for more information and to purchase tickets.

Pie Auction Details - Part way through the evening Gerber Auctions will auction off approximately 60 pies ranging from your classic fruit pies to more unique creations from local bakers, bakeries and restaurants. 

Thank you to the local businesses who are supporting this event:

Ropps Power Wash

Pfennings Organic Farm

Wellesley Apple Products

Baden Coffee Company

Guenther's Bakery

Schmidtsville Restaurant

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

Gerber Auctions

Schumhaven Farms

New Hamburg Home Hardware

Anna Mae's Restaurant

BW Feed & Seed

Erb Transport

(more businesses to be added as their support is confirmed)


The Chicken BBQ is a long-standing tradition at Hidden Acres. For over 50 years, crowds have joined us for an evening of great food & conversation to raise funds for Hidden Acres' summer camp ministry. Many volunteers come together to do everything from peeling carrots and cooking the sauce to washing picnic tables and preparing the fire pit. By the time the crowds arrive, a delicious meal has been prepared and is ready to enjoy.  In 2006, a pie auction was added, showcasing pies donated by local churches.  This has become a favourite part of the night as generous people head home with delicious pies to enjoy. Over the years, a variety of groups provided music after dinner but the committee realized that the entertainment patrons relished the most was fellowshipping around tables with friends, neighbours and HAC staff.