Arizonians, rejoice! There’s a new BBQ event headed to the Phoenix area this November – the World BBQ Festival. In an e-mailed statement to Real Arizona BBQ, event organizer, Anne Odenwald of Advocate Productions stated the World BBQ Festival has a “culinary focus on international vendors that have BBQ or grilled items on their menu…

Southern Arizona’s premier BBQ competition returns to downtown Tucson, bigger and better than ever. Introducing the 2016 Southern Arizona Smokin Showdown! Hotel Congress, Merit Foods, the Steele Children’s Research Center and a passel of the top Tucson BBQ purveyors are combining to provide a senses searing, tastebud tingling, meaty monstrosity of an event with great…

The 2016 Taste of Arizona, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America will include a BBQ competition in addition to the over 60 local and nationally recognized food, non-food and alcohol vendors, local bands, kids zone and local celebrity chef demonstrations on December 3, 2016 at Mesa Riverview Park. Prior to the Taste of Arizona, they…

The Queen Creek BBQ Battle is officially confirmed for February 19th and 20th, 2016 in Queen Creek AZ, formerly known as the Eastmark at the Great Parks BBQ Bash. Over 35 teams are signed up and eager to compete for the Arizona State Championship in this KCBS and ICBA sanctioned event. Better yet – this is a People’s…

The 7th Annual Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival returns to Chandler, AZ on Saturday, March 19, 2016! This Chandler BBQ Festival is one to certainly not miss if you’re a major BBQ lover. This is Arizona’s largest BBQ event and features live entertainment, an all-ages kid zone, motorcycle show and naturally, plenty of BBQ provided…