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102.5 KNIX Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival
Celebrating a decade of delicious family fun in Downtown Chandler, HDE Agency is thrilled to announce that iHeartMedia is now the official title sponsor of the 102.5 KNIX Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival on Saturday, March 30, 2019. This year, with the support of iHeartMedia and 102.5 KNIX, the festival will feature country music on dual stages across the main lawn for uninterrupted, continuous live performances throughout the day. The lineup includes country music superstars: Russell Dickerson, Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen and Riley Green. Festival fans will remember that Russell Dickerson performed live in 2018 and will be thrilled to see him returning again to the Chandler, Arizona. New additions for the 10th anniversary include a family friendly expanded VIP zone, petting zoo, carnival and more interactive experiences. For the first time, the VIP zone will be expanding to include guests of all ages and day of VIP upgrades will be available onsite. With the addition of a second stage on the main lawn, the VIP zone will span across the grass between the two stages. Returning this year, fan favorite activities like the brat, wing, rib and pie eating competitions.
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Children, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Ethnic
16th Annual Polish Festival
Delicious Polish cuisine and refreshing imported Polish beer will complement traditional folk dances, Polish music, and fun activities for the whole family. There will be a souvenir boutique filled with a variety of traditional Polish jewelry, crafts, national ornaments, T-shirts, hats, and more. FREE ADMISSION & PARKING.
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Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting
2019 Arizona Strong Beer Festival
If you attend any craft beer festival in the Phoenix area all year, this should be it! The 19th annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival will take place on February 9 this year at Steele Indian School Park, serving as the major kick-off celebration to the 10-day stretch of hundreds of craft beer events that make up Arizona Beer Week. In addition to offering more than 500 incredible craft brews to festival-goers, the Arizona Strong Beer Festival will also offer live music, delicious restaurant and food truck offerings, and of course, everyone’s favorite Strong Man Games. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative tasting cup and drink tickets. Food will be available for purchase from some of Arizona's top food trucks and restaurants. The event is a fundraiser for the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, an organization that is instrumental in creating favorable business conditions for Arizona breweries.
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Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting
2019 Professional Chili Cook-off and Faux Winemaker Cooking Challenge
Kief-Joshua Vineyards will once again host the non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) in a professional Chili cook-off, where cooks from the Southwest will be competing for a spot in the national challenge, on April 13th, 2019, from 11 am to 5 pm. For added fun, four winemakers will also be competing in a faux-episode of Food Networks hit show “Chopped.” Ann Roncone of Lightning Ridge Cellars, Gary Reeves of the Village of Elgin, and Lori Reynolds of Sonoita Vineyards and Kief Manning of Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be competing and pouring tastes of their wines. Perhaps more winemakers to come! For a $10 donation to Rotary, guests can also taste the competition chili and People’s Choice chili with all proceeds donated to Mountain Empire Rotary. We’d like to encourage entries into the People’s Choice Chili Cook-off at no charge, where guests can earn prizes for winning the contest. Saturday: 11 am to 2 pm Chili Tasting (or while supplies lasts) and Live Music; 11 am to 2 pm. Music by Blaine Long, mostly originals, Seen on Blake Shelton’s the Voice; 1 pm Professional cooks turn in chili for Judging; 2 – 4 pm Faux “Chopped” Cooking Challenge.
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Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting
2019 Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival
In celebration of the 39th anniversary of Arizona’s original American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the 7th Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 18 Arizona Wineries in one location, on March 2nd and 3rd, 2019, from 11 am to 5 pm at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in Elgin. The event will also feature a Blues festival with four top Tucson area Blues Bands. The two-day event includes 18 of Arizona’s top wineries and acclaimed winemakers. Bring your friends and family out to sample Arizona’s finest vintages! Musical performances take place all day! Local vendors will provide a variety of food, art, jewelry and more! Tickets include: a souvenir wine glass and 10 wine sampling tickets. Additional sampling tickets available at the event. Tickets purchased in advance are sold at a discounted rate, available at www.azgrapes.eventbrite.com Tickets will be also be available at the door for $30.00 each. • Free Parking • Family Friendly • Must be 21+ to drink • Well behaved dogs are welcome Directions: From Phoenix or Tucson: From Highway 10, take exit #281-- Rte 83 to Sonoita. Stay on 83 until you come to Elgin Road (mile marker 28) and turn left.
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Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Benefit/Fundraiser
67th Annual Laveen BBQ Festival
Hosted by Laveen Community Council, the 67th annual Laveen BBQ Festival will return to Caesar Chavez Park in the heart of Laveen on Saturday, February 16, 2019 with a mission to bring the community together for delicious BBQ, cold drinks, family friendly games and live entertainment. With continued growth in the Laveen community, the Laveen Community Council has contracted with HDE Agency, one of Arizona’s largest special event producers, to bring the Laveen BBQ Festival to a new level of success in its fundraising efforts. Laveen Community Council is a volunteer-based Arizona 501c3 non-profit with more than 300 volunteers from the community. 100% of the money raised from Laveen BBQ Festival goes right back into the community supporting youth organizations, youth sports and scholarships. Come join the fun and help support Laveen!
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting
9th Annual Flagstaff BrewHaHa
BrewHaHa will feature over 50 local, regional, and national breweries and over 150 different craft beers. BrewHaHa will also include the Snowman’s Choice Award (judged by members of the local homebrewers club) for best brew and the People's Choice Award. In keeping with the “tasting” theme of the event there will be snacks and bratwursts for sale. This event is presented in partnership with Flagstaff Ski Club which will receive a percentage of proceeds. This one-of-a-kind event will celebrate local flavor, great views from the High Country Conference Center, and most of all delight your taste buds with the best of the best beer, music, and food.
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Children, Community Event, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Farmers' Market, For the Family, Parents/Parenting, Social Event
A Buckeye Food Truck MOVIE NIGHT & MORE ~ Sundance Park ~ Sat 2/16!
Pet-friendly - FREE Parking - Open to the public!! **BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY** Be Our Valentine's Guest! Grab a blanket, chair, and your family & friends and enjoy the FREE Bigscreen outdoor family movie night, Food Truck Picnic & More. Local Food Trucks, Kids Dance Party, Cake Walk, Valentine's Cookie Decorating Station, Princess Storytime, Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Awesome music by DJ Jonny, FREE Chair Massages, Kids Activities, Glow Fun, PopUP Shopping, Girl Scout Cookies, music and more! (Food will be available for purchase & small cost for face painting/balloon artist) Dress to impress! Is your princess dying to wear her princess gown again?? Bring YOUR princess to meet OUR princess! Snap a pic... Get an autograph...or just snuggle up at Princess Storytime! Fun starts at 4 ~ StoryTime at 5 ~ Kids Dance Party & Movie at dusk ~ come early to snag a good seat & something yummy to eat!
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Children, Community Event, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Farmers' Market, For the Family, Parents/Parenting, Social Event
A Buckeye Food Truck MOVIE NIGHT & MORE ~ Sundance Park~Sat 1/19!
Pet-friendly - FREE Parking - Open to the public!! **BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY** Grab a blanket, chair, and your family & friends and enjoy a FREE Bigscreen family movie night, Food Truck Picnic & More only at the beautiful Sundance Park in Buckeye Az (22865 W Lower Buckeye Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326). Specialty Food Trucks, Kids Dance Party, Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Awesome music by DJ Jonny, Kids Activities, Glow Fun, PopUP Shopping, Princesses/SuperHero visits, FREE Chair Massages, Artisan Market Place, music and more! (Food will be available for purchase & small cost for face painting/balloon artist) Fun starts at 4 ~ Kids Dance Party & Movie at dusk ~ come early to snag a good seat & something yummy to eat!
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Children, Community Event, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Farmers' Market, For the Family, Parents/Parenting, Social Event
A Peoria Food Truck MOVIE NIGHT & MORE ~ Sat 2/2!
Pet friendly - FREE Parking - Open to the public!! **BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY** Be Our PreValentine's Guest! Grab a blanket, chair and your family & friends and enjoy the FREE Bigscreen outdoor family movie night, Food Truck Picnic & More. Specialty Food Trucks, Kids Dance Party, Cake Walk, Valentine's Cookie Decorating Station, Princess Storytime, Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Awesome music by DJ Jonny, FREE Chair Massages, Kids Activities, Glow Fun, PopUP Shopping, Girl Scout Cookies, music and more! (Food will be available for purchase & small cost for face painting/balloon artist) Dress to impress! Is your princess dying to wear her princess gown again?? Bring YOUR princess to meet OUR princess! Snap a pic... Get an autograph...or just snuggle up at Princess Storytime! Fun starts at 4 ~ StoryTime at 5 ~ Kids Dance Party & Movie at dusk ~ come early to snag a good seat & something yummy to eat!
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