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The Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival

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Spring is coming which means Arizona is in festival mode!

Saturday, March 22, 2014, is The Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival in downtown Chandler at Dr. AJ Chandler Park at 3 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225 (between Arizona Avenue and Buffalo Street).

The event is from noon until 10pm and includes free parking, although your tickets will cost you.

General Admission Tickets are on presale at all Valley Bashas' locations for $8 or you can purchase before hand online for $10. The cost at the event is $10, kids 12 and under are free. General admission begins at 12pm and is a rain or shine event - no refunds or transfers. (Re-entry is allowed with proper stamp.)

VIP Admision Tickets are available for presale for $125 while supplies last (there are only 150 VIP tickets available). VIP admission begins at 12pm and includes 6 alcoholic beverages, unlimited soda and water; catering from Porkopolis throughout the day; front stage access/view; VIP gift bag; private restrooms; and private seating. VIP tickets are for 21+ only. Again, no refunds or transfers; re-entry is allowed with proper stamp.

Live entertainment starts at noon with a local artist, followed by Georgia Chrome, Laura Walsh, Craig Campbell, and Blues Traveler headling starting at 8pm.

Other entertainment includes eating contests (brats, ribs, pies, etc.), sweepstakes (kegeraetor, grill, guitar), lots of BBQ, vendors, and "zones".

It sounds like great fun for the whole family!

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