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



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.