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Pork & Brew



JULY 3-5, 2015

The 12th Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship will return to the Santa Ana Star Center from July 3-5, 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 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 is quite possibly is 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.

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

Santa Ana Star Center - Map & Directions


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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 or at The Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN.     

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Event Creative
Coming Soon!

Pork & Brew in the News!
Albuquerque Journal - Competitors Share BBQ Secrets
The Morning Brew - Pork & Brew
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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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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