When we first moved to Virginia, Brunswick stew was a new thing to us. In Kentucky we had Burgoo, which I think is pretty much the same thing, but it wasn't as big a fundraiser as Brunswick stew is here in Virginia. Every Saturday during the fall and early winter and sometimes again in the spring, stews are held by churches, civic organizations, and anywhere else a group of people might gather. They are big fundraisers and my family has grown to love it.
Usually the stew is sold ahead of time and just picked up on the day of the stew, although I think they always make some extra for last minute customers. Often the same organization has a bake sale that day too and lots of goodies can be found.
Today was pick up day for stew I had bought ahead of time and so tonight supper was easy - brunswick stew and grilled cheese sandwiches. I buy a lot of stew and keep in the freezer for easy lunches and suppers all winter!