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12TH ANNUAL PORK & BREW BBQ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

JULY 3-5, 2015

The 12th Annual Pork & Brew and New Mexico BBQ State Championship will return to the Santa Ana Star Center July 3rd – 5th. Bringing together the best barbecue vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, beer, live music and interactive family activities will be one of the biggest events of the summer. For the first time, Galloping Grace Youth Ranch will participate in the event showcasing a petting zoo and pig races throughout the weekend.

This year’s 12th Annual Pork & Brew, presented by the Santa Ana Star Casino and hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, will feature an indoor/outdoor format, ensuring the 20,000 expected attendees can enjoy all the festival has to offer rain or shine. This year’s event will feature more brewery additions with the likes of Red Door Brewing Company, Kaktus Brewing Company, Cazuela’s Brewery and local favorite Turtle Mountain Brewing Company. This is quite possibly the best way to spend your 4th of July weekend this summer in New Mexico. Between chomps of fantastic BBQ, you can check out local arts and crafts, burn off some calories by dancing to live music and even take the kids for a face painting and a few trips through the bouncy houses. There will also be kid’s watermelon and adult pie eating contests twice daily.

General Admission: $6, 65+ $4; Kids 4-12 $4; Kids 3 & Under; Free
Times: Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4 - 11am - 8pm and Sunday, July 5, 11am - 5pm

Purchase Tickets Online!


COMPLETE EVENT SCHEDULE AND LAYOUT

MAP & DIRECTIONS
Santa Ana Star Center - Map & Directions

 

Outdoor
Indoor PandB

      

More Event Info
The Pork & Brew is hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is a fully sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society event.  With close to 20,000 in attendance each year, Pork & Brew has become one of the largest events in New Mexico. The Grand Champion will qualify to participate at The American Royal in Kansas City, MO, The Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN and the World Food Championships in Kissimmee, Fl.     

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Pork and Brew New Mexico True TV

2014
Albuquerque Journal - Competitors Share BBQ Secrets
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11th Annual Pork & Brew TV Commercial
ESPN Radio 101.7 The Team Interview

BBQ Bucks
What are BBQ Bucks?  BBQ Bucks are the official currency of Pork & Brew.  BBQ Bucks must be purchased day of the event at the admission gates or main box offices windows.  You may purchase in any amount starting at $1.  Food samples start at just $1 and complete meals typically cost $8 - $10.  

Official Host Hotel
Comfort Inn 
Call (505) 892-5998 to book!  
You must mention Pork & Brew to receive the discounted rate.

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City of Rio Rancho - Holiday Events
4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY AND WEEKEND EVENTS 


Participants and Vendors

Go to www.rioranchonm.org/porkandbrewinfo for participation details.

No pets allowed, service animals only. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased inside must be consumed inside. (NM State Liquor License Law) 
Alcoholic beverages purchased outside must be consumed outside. (NM State Liquor License Law)

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