Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food and beverage writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival

  • Dr. AJ Chandler Park 178 East Commonwealth Avenue Chandler, AZ, 85225 United States

The 2017 Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival will be the biggest and best year yet with expanded event zones, and over 60 BBQ pitmasters from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, all paired with 200 kegs of the state’s finest craft beer from SanTan Brewing Company.

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. 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, it includes side stage access in a gated private zone, a souvenir bucket of beer, private restrooms, seating and snacks, open to adults 21+ only. Also, 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.