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Pork & Brew

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JULY 1-3, 2017

The 14th Annual Pork & Brew will return to the Santa Ana Star Center July 1-3. 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. Galloping Grace Youth Ranch will be returning to the event, showcasing a petting zoo and pig races throughout the weekend.

The 14th Annual Pork & Brew, hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, will feature an indoor/outdoor format, ensuring the 15,000 expected attendees can enjoy all the festival has to offer rain or shine. 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; Active Military w/ID $4; 65+ $4; Kids 4-12 $4; Kids 3 & Under; Free
Times: Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2 - 11am - 7pm and Monday, July 3, 11am - 5pm

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Santa Ana Star Center - Map & Directions


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More Event Info
The Pork & Brew, New Mexico's Original Food Festival is hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, with close to 15,000 in attendance each year has become one of the largest events in New Mexico. 

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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
Quality 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

Participants and Vendors

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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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