What’s that mean to you? It means you get to sample the best BBQ in the country!
Although tix are available at the gate, we HIGHLY SUGGEST you BUY YOUR TIX ONLINE NOW to avoid the lines and get in quicker.
Our main performance stage will feature live music as well as fun contests and announcements. The Awards Ceremony takes place here at 4:30pm and the winners will receive their trophies.
COOKING DEMO STAGE
Our Sub-Zero/Wolf demo stage will feature chef cooking demos every hour from real pitmasters and local celebrity chefs taking viewers through a start-to-finish experience in BBQ’ing.
11AM: Chef Nathan HirschundefinedWhole Foods Market
High NoonundefinedChef Beau MacMillanundefinedelements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
1PM: Chef Aaron MayundefinedIruña, Over Easy, May’s Counter, Mabel’s on Main
2PM: Chef James PorterundefinedBig Earl’s BBQ, Petite Maison
3PM: Harry SooundefinedSlap Yo’ Daddy
This area will be the first thing visitors walk past. The expo will feature vendors
Our Boutique Whiskey Expo called Whiskey Row, will feature approximately 30 premium brands ranging from Single Malts, Blends, Bourbons, American and Irish Whiskies. They will all be available for you to sample! For only $10, you can sample 10 different ones. Just think of the value! Each sample in a bar or restaurant would cost you anywhere between $10-$25 depending on the brand. That's a minimum $50 value for only $10! Our Baddass Bartender Competition will also be inside the tent. Nine bartenders from the top spots in the valley, will face-off to see who can make the best whiskey-based cocktail and you get to sample! You will also get to relax on our patio in the cigar lounge complete with cigar rollers and cigar girls! Everyone knows the magic of a fine scotch & good cigar.
General Admission tickets $10 allow entry to the event. Inside, you will be able to sample championship BBQ from over 50 teams; visit the boutique whiskey expoundefinedWhiskey Row; watch crazies try to keep their balance on our mechanical bull; or see local celeb bartenders try to create the perfect whiskey cocktail in the Badass Bartender Challenge. Some of these activities will cost any combination of $2 tickets, available at the gate and throughout the event. Cash food vendors round-out the offerings (shaved ice, pizzas, BBQ, and more). The huge main bar will feature your favorite beverages. And don't miss the celebrity chef cooking demos! There's so much more to do, we can't fit it all in here. Visit the website for more details as they unfold. http://azbbqfestival.com/?page_id=492