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Top Food Highlights at the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival
Downtown Chandler - Chandler
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Professionally produced by HDE Agency, 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 finger licking good grub. This year will be the biggest and best year yet with country superstar, Easton Corbin set to headline the entertainment, expanded event zones, and over 60 BBQ and food vendors from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering BBQ paired with 200 kegs of the state’s finest craft beer from SanTan Brewing Company. Here are some of the delicious BBQ highlights to enjoy:

Bama BBQ 4 Ever Catering – brisket bbq nachos, brisket sliders, southern slaw and beans

Bobby Q – brisket, baby back ribs, slaw

Bourbon Jacks – bbq pork sandwich, mac & cheese, coleslaw

Boccafina BBQ – tri-tip, sausages, pulled pork, chicken, mac & cheese

Cookin’ Up the Good Stuff – gator, frog legs, chicken, deep fried pickles

Doughlicious – BBQ chicken pizza

Eddie Dee’s – macho wachos, hot links, cheese curds, chili cheese fries

Frashers Smokehouse – pulled pork and butter gooey cake

Grill King – rib tips, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw

Hitching Post – kabobs, loaded potatoes, pulled pork, brisket and chicken sandwiches

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q – pulled pork, ribs and mac & cheese

Honey Bear’s BBQ – pulled pork, rib tips, St. Louis spare ribs, fries, beans, mac & cheese

JJ’s Louisiana BBQ – ribs, chicken, pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans

Montana Bar B Q – filet mignon wrapped in bacon, tri-tip, chipotle chicken, pork shoulder, ribs

Outlaw BBQ – brisket, pork, chicken, ribs

Papa Jackson Bar B Q – baby back ribs, chicken, polish sausage, peach cobbler

Porkopolis BBQ – tacos, burnt ends, ribs, smoked chicken wings

Q Up! BBQ – bbq, various

Sally’s BBQ – pork, beef, ribs, roasted corn

SanTan Brewing Company – chopped brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, mac & cheese,

Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse – smoked chicken, wings, hot links, ribs, sides

Tom’s BBQ – ribs, brisket, chicken, bbq nachos, mac & cheese

Up in Smoke BBQ – brisket, pulled pork, chicken, St. Louis ribs, beans and raspberry coleslaw

Waldo’s BBQ & Catering – pulled pork, chicken, brisket, St. Louis ribs, slaw and beans

West Alley BBQ – ribs, pork, chicken, slaw and beans

Wild Steak – rabbit, rattlesnake, wild boar and pheasant sausage, exotic meat burgers

Word of Mouth Grill – pulled pork nachos, chicken wings

In addition to BBQ, other food options include brats, pretzels, ice cream, pie, cupcakes, berry kabobs, gelato, fry bread, churros, hot dogs, beef jerky, key lime pie bars, corn dogs, kettle corn, lemonade and more.

Festival highlights include a full day of country music, a March Madness lounge, grilling demonstrations, a kids zone, eating competition zone, a local band stage, mechanical bull riding, jumbo lawn games, a farmers market and over 100 exhibitors. Presale general admission tickets are available for $15 online and will be $20 at the gate day of. Just announced today – right now, during online presale, active duty and retired military persons may purchase up to four general admission tickets for 50% off. To redeem, purchaser MUST show valid military ID at time of entry into event. Food and beverages are sold separately. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free.

Brand new this year, enhance your entertainment experience with the Corral Pass for $75, which is completely SOLD OUT. VIP passes are available for $175 for a limited time. VIP admission includes six alcoholic beverages, catered food, private seating and restrooms, front stage access, and shaded areas, open to adults 21+ only. Visit www.chandlerbbq.com for more info and to purchase tickets online.

The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival official sponsors include; Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, Ak-Chin Indian Communities, Bashas’, SanTan Brewing Company, BreakThru Beverage, Jack Daniel's, El Jimador Tequila, Deep Eddy Vodka, KNIX 102.5, Bar & Restaurant Insurance, Cox Communication, Phoenix New Times, Poore Brothers, Diamond Resorts, Alta Steel Yard Lofts, Bravo Tipping, Aztec Satellite, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, BBQ Island, Navy Federal Credit Union, Ride Now, Yellow Cab, Earnhardt Ford, Ride Now, Von Hanson's Meats & Spirits, City of Chandler, Yelp, and Zia Records who all remind you to enjoy BBQ and beer responsibly.

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 www.bootcampaign.com.

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