We'll Meat Again

Barbecue and baseball -- that’s what Surprise does! Combine two of our nation’s greatest pastimes at the Surprise Barbecue Festival held March 3 at the Surprise Recreation Complex.

While college teams crack their bats across the way, more than 30 BBQ squads from across the country will cook up their best chicken, pork, ribs, and brisket for char-grilled supremacy as well as $10,000 in prize money. Live music, cooking demonstrations, and a tasting of more than 50 whiskeys will be available, along with, of course, samples of the slow-cooked competition. When you're done stuffing face, walk your rib sauce-slathered mug to the nearby fields, take in some baseball, and breathe in the America.

Sat., March 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2012


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