Arizona BBQ Festival and Redneck Games Saturday, May 2
This year's annual Arizona BBQ Festival will feature more than 25 barbecue vendor including familiar names such as Honey Bear's, Raging Cajun, and Pork on a Fork. Each vendor will sell samples for $2 each, with larger portions available at higher prices. And if you get tired of the pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and chicken, you can stop by the Bacon Station for a $2 bowl of bacon -- then wash it all down at one of the six bars stationed around festival. If you need to work off some of that meat, head to the Redneck Games area. Show off your stuff at the watermelon seed spitting contest, toilet seat horseshoes, and bobbing for pigs feet, or just dance your Daisy Dukes off to the country cover bands that will play throughout the day. A kids zone will feature bounce houses, slides, and rides for the little ones (though some additional fees may apply). The festival will be held at Salt River Fields and will run from noon to 10 p.m. General admission tickets cost $12 and can be purchased at the Arizona BBQ Festival website.