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Arizona BBQ Festival returns to Salt River Fields

The 6th annual Arizona BBQ Festival is returning to Salt River Fields Sat., May 2, from noon to 10 p.m. The more than 25 top barbecue purveyors are only part of what’s expected to draw the 15,000-plus people.

REDNECK GAMES. Back by popular demand for a third year is the Redneck Games Arena which will feature contests free to enter such as arm wrestling, watermelon seed spitting, bobbing for pig’s feet, beer pong and toilet seat horseshoes.  Later in the day, the famous Daisy Dukes and cowboy boots beauty pageant takes place. Among the new additions: duck hunt video games stations and cow milking races.

BACON STATION. In between bites of brisket, pulled pork, and smoked chicken, guests can stop by what turned out to be the most popular part of the 2014 BBQ Festival – a vendor stand serving nothing but bowls of cooked bacon for $2 each. The event served more than 1,000 pounds of bacon last year, and event planners expect that number to grow.

BBQ. There will be more than 25 top pit-masters dishing out protein-packed pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken and sides. Vendors include the popular Honey Bears, Tom’s BBQ, Montana BBQ, Ragin’ Cajun and many more. To keep the event affordable, every vendor will offer a $2 sample item, up to three items in the $4-$8 range, and one full menu item priced higher (i.e., full rack of ribs, meat by the pound, etc.).

MUSIC & VODKA LEMONADES. The event’s Main Stage will be located under a giant party tent where Tito’s Vodka Lemonades will serve drinks on this warm May day. There, guests can enjoy performances by Neon Circus, voted “best Brookes & Dunn Tribute Band,” or The Troubadour Experience, paying tribute to country legend George Strait.

MECHANICAL BULL. Two mechanical bulls will allow guests to ride off against each other.

KID’S ZONE. There also will be a large Kid’s Zone (additional fees may apply) including bounce houses, slides, rides and more.

TICKETS. $12 GA and FREE parking; kids 12 and under FREE; $60 advance VIP, $75 at the gate. VIP tickets includes 5 drink tokens, 4 food tokens, private restrooms and seats next to the main stage. For tickets and information, visit www.azbbqfestival.com.

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Spring 2013 Events at Talking Stick

Mark your calendars for these upcoming spring 2013 events at Talking Stick.

The Pavilions at Talking Stick

The weather is great so get outside to enjoy it! The Pavilions at Talking Stick is proud to host the McDonalds Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show every Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m., and the Scottsdale Street Fair April 13 and 14. Both events are free and family friendly.

Octane Raceway is moving to Talking Stick and opening this spring. Octane Raceway features high-speed electric kart racing, a flexible segway course and an interactive arcade.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Who’s hungry? Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will host the Arizona BBQ Festival on April 20. This years’ fest includes the 2013 Redneck Games, an exciting line-up of bands, wild western saloons, super macho mechanical bull riding, a flavored vodka tasting tent and a whole lot of BBQ!

Larry Fitzgerald and some of his closest celebrity pals will be taking the field at the Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game on April 27. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., home run derby begins at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m.

Talking Stick Resort

Upcoming headline entertainment at Talking Stick Resort.

  • Landau Eugene Murphy Jr, March 29
  • The Tubes, April 5
  • Justin Furstenfeld, April 6
  • Dwight Yoakam, April 20
  • Foreigner, April 26

Share the Health at Rancho Solano – Via De Ventura Campus

Share the Health event celebrates the grand opening of the school’s new state-of-the-art athletic complex and student center on Sat., April 13 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This free interactive event showcases health and fitness with interactive activities for the whole family – dance and gymnastics, basketball free-throw contests, cheer leading drills, golf and more. A canned food donation is appreciated but not required.

Butterfly Wonderland

Emerging May 2013 is Butterfly Wonderland. Set to open late this spring, Butterfly Wonderland is sure to please children of all ages.

 

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Salt River Fields Hosts 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival

The ultimate barbecue showdown gallops into Salt River Fields as the 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival hits the fields on April 20th.

Drawing nearly 18,000 participants last year, Salt River Fields became home of the Arizona BBQ. With wild games and scrumptious grub, event organizers decided to add a few more “Honky-Tonk” elements to this year’s Festival.

This year’s fans will have the opportunity to enter the Redneck Games Arena, where festival goers will leave their business attire at home and put their hick talents to the test with hilarious games and redneck-inspired competitions.

“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?”

Outside the arena, the compelling combination of live music on the Main Stage and the Flavored Vodka Tasting Tent will make participants go buck wild. The Festival will also be a mouthwatering food warehouse with everything from $2 sample-cups to full racks of ribs and BBQ plates.

Throughout the festival, there will be cooking demonstrations, kid’s zones, bartender challenges and much more. The Redneck Games Arena’s contest schedule and entry forms will be released soon at www.azbbqfestival.com.

 

CHECK IT OUT

What: 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival

Where: Salt River Fields

When: April 20, 2013, 11am-9pm

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

Salt River Fields Hosts 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival

The ultimate barbecue showdown gallops into Salt River Fields as the 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival hits the fields on April 20th.

Drawing nearly 18,000 participants last year, Salt River Fields became home of the Arizona BBQ. With wild games and scrumptious grub, event organizers decided to add a few more “Honky-Tonk” elements to this year’s Festival.

This year’s fans will have the opportunity to enter the Redneck Games Arena, where festival goers will leave their business attire at home and put their hick talents to the test with hilarious games and redneck-inspired competitions.

“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?”

Outside the arena, the compelling combination of live music on the Main Stage and the Flavored Vodka Tasting Tent will make participants go buck wild. The Festival will also be a mouthwatering food warehouse with everything from $2 sample-cups to full racks of ribs and BBQ plates.

Throughout the festival, there will be cooking demonstrations, kid’s zones, bartender challenges and much more. The Redneck Games Arena’s contest schedule and entry forms will be released soon at www.azbbqfestival.com.

 

CHECK IT OUT

What: 4th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival

Where: Salt River Fields

When: April 20, 2013, 11am-9pm

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