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Salt River Fields Hosts 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival
04.20.2013 11.00AM - 09.00PM
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Salt River Fields Hosts 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival
Sat., April 20, 11am – 9pm
Hilarious ‘Redneck Games Arena’ -- the Ultimate Showdown for the ‘Everyman & woman’

 The 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival makes its way to Salt River Fields Sat., April 20, with more than 25 top barbecue purveyors, and now adds a new twist to the event: the Redneck Games Arena.
This year, fans have the chance to enter the Redneck Games Arena – an ultimate showdown site designed specifically for hilarious competitions – where guests put their hick talents to the test in an assortment of, yes, redneck-inspired games.  Yee-haw!
“Although some of the most popular barbecue teams from years’ past will still be on hand to sell their award-winning ‘que,” says event Co-Founder, David Tyda, “----we wanted the event to be more lighthearted this year. And what’s more lighthearted than mullets and beer pong?!”
The 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival will be heaven on Earth for fans of smoked meat, with everything from $2 sample-cups to full racks of ribs and BBQ plates.  This is the scrumptious food that crowds can find only at the Arizona BBQ Fest.
Salt River Fields became the home of the Arizona BBQ Festival last year, drawing some 18,000 people. With delicious barbecue and an assortment of imaginative games and competitions this year, event organizers decided to up the antics and make it a good ‘ole Honky-Tonk at SRF.

$12 GA (FREE parking); kids 12 and under, FREE; $60 VIP; vodka tent price TBD.

The Redneck Games Arena’s contest schedule and entry forms will be released soon at www.azbbqfestival.com
. Fans can expect the following:

  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
  • Dead Lawn Mower Races
  • Beer Pong Tournament
  • Arm Wrestling
  • Hub Cap Hurling Challenge
  • Bobbing for Pigs Feet
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Horseshoe Tournament (with toilet seats)
  • Redneckiest Tattoo Contest
  • “Rock Out With Your Dentures Out” Eating Challenge
  • Mullet Beauty Pageant
  • Daisy Dukes & Cowboy Boots Pageant
  • Best ‘Stache Contest

Outside the arena, a multitude of bands will jam on the Main Stage; and the Flavored Vodka Tasting Tent will serve up trending samples of the hottest flavored vodkas on the market. Also expect cooking demonstrations, bartender challenges, kid’s zone, and much more.

About Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort. Salt River Fields is a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED).  Entering its third season, the world-class venue has become the crown jewel of the MLB Spring Training season, and serves as Spring Training home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies.  Surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful mountain panoramas, the facility also serves as a popular year-round destination for major community events.  Visit www.SaltRiverFields.com <http://www.SaltRiverFields.com> for the latest information.
Arizona BBQ Festival.  The Arizona BBQ Festival was founded by David Tyda and Rick Phillips of Affordable Food Festivals. They have a combined 30+ years experience in media, publishing, marketing and promotions. In reaction to high-priced, exclusionary culinary events, the duo formed a company that orchestrates events with three components: a food competition, low price of entry, and family-friendly festival atmosphere. They also produce the Arizona Taco Festival, the Surprise BBQ Festival, Tucson Taco Festival, and run the popular food blog EATERAZ.com.