The 8th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of BBQ pork, beef, chicken and ribs. Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2017 Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival will be the biggest and best year yet with expanded event zones, more than 100 exhibitors, and over 60 Pit Masters from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, all paired with 200 kegs of the state’s finest craft beer.

Festival highlights include a full day of country music with national headlining entertainment, March Madness lounge, grilling demonstrations, a kids zone, eating competition zone, live cooking demonstrations, backyard beer games, and a farmers market.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Boot Campaign, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing assistance to wounded military and their families with job placement and securing mortgage free homes, post traumatic stress disorder counseling, adaptive clothing and much more.

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The Great American BBQ & Beer Festival

The 8th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of BBQ pork, beef, chicken and ribs. Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2017 Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival will be the biggest and best year yet with expanded event zones, more than 100 exhibitors, and over 60 Pit Masters from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, all paired with 200 kegs of the state’s finest craft beer.


Festival highlights include a full day of country music with national headlining entertainment, March Madness lounge, grilling demonstrations, a kids zone, eating competition zone, live cooking demonstrations, backyard beer games, and a farmers market.


A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Boot Campaign, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing assistance to wounded military and their families with job placement and securing mortgage free homes, post traumatic stress disorder counseling, adaptive clothing and much more.


Dr AJ Chandler Park

178 E Commonwealth Ave
Chandler , AZ 85225

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