The 11th annual Pork & Brew and New Mexico BBQ State Championship will return to the Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho from July 4 – 6, bringing together the best barbecue vendors from around the region for a three-day festival featuring food, beer, live music and interactive family activities.
This year’s event, presented by the Santa Ana Star Casino and hosted by the Rio Rancho CVB, will feature an indoor/outdoor format ensuring the 20,000 expected attendees can enjoy all the festival has to offer rain or shine. This is quite possibly the best way to spend 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.
Value Packages including admission to the event and BBQ Bucks to be spent for food and beer are on sale now exclusively through Santa Ana Star Center online at www.santaanastarcenter.com.
Three Value Packages are available for the Pork & Brew:
Two admission tickets and $20 BBQ Bucks for $25 ($30 value)
Four admission tickets and $40 BBQ Bucks for $50 ($60 value)
Six admission tickets and $60 BBQ Bucks for $75 ($90 value)
Adult tickets can be purchased on the day of event for $5 while kids tickets (4-12) and seniors (65+) can be purchased for $3.
The Pork & Brew has become one of the largest annual events in New Mexico and winners of the BBQ Championship will advance to participate in the Kansas City BBQ Society’s National Championship.
For more information about top events in New Mexico take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in the Albuquerque region of New Mexico and in the Santa Fe region.