Arizona BBQ Festival in Scottsdale

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On Saturday, the smell of barbeque wafted across the Scottsdale Waterfront. The Arizona Barbeque Festival was in full-swing, with grillers from across the country showing up to barbeque their way to a $20,000 grand prize. Lines at each tent stretched on as people lined up for a taste of ribs, chicken, brisket and pulled pork from grillers who have perfected their craft. VIPs also got a taste of new drinks concocted by local bartenders at the Whiskey Row tent, trying everything from a shot with Watermelon Agua Fresca to one with blood oranges and Grand Marnier. The hot weather left some people looking for shade where ever they could find it, while others took to the center lawn for an impromptu dance with strangers.
PHOTOS BY MOLLY SMITH