Oh hey, hi there! Come around back, we’re just starting up the BBQ. And just starting up our latest recipe contest, too. The theme this time: Grilling. (Jumps up and down. Claps hands. Jumps up and down while clapping hands.) Do we seem over excited?
Save the date for the 8th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of BBQ pork, beef, chicken and ribs.
Festival highlights include a full day of country music, 60 BBQ pit masters, craft beer, March Madness lounge, grilling demonstrations, a kids zone, eating competition zone and over 100 exhibitors.
Presale general admission tickets are available for $15 online at http://www.chandlerbbq.com and will be $20 at the gate day of.
Food and beverages are sold separately. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free. All valley Bashas’ locations will have discounted $10 admission ticket available beginning in February.
Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2017 Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival will be the biggest and best year yet with expanded event zones, more than 100 exhibitors, and over 60 Pit Masters from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, all paired with the state’s finest craft beer.
A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Boot Campaign, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing assistance to wounded military and their families with job placement and securing mortgage free homes, post traumatic stress disorder counseling, adaptive clothing and much more. For more information about the Boot Campaign, visit http://www.bootcampaign.com.