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Posted on: April 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Pork & Brew Returns for a 14th Year

14th Annual pork & brew returns to santa ana star center 1st weekend of july




(RIO RANCHO, NM, April 10, 2017) – Pork & Brew will return to the Santa Ana Star Center for the 14th year, July 1st – July 3rd. New Mexico’s ORIGINAL Food Festival will bring together the best BBQ vendors from around the region! This three-day event featuring BBQ, local craft beer, live music and interactive family activities will be one of the biggest events of the summer. Returning to the event will be Galloping Grace Youth Ranch who will participate in the event, showcasing a petting zoo and pig races throughout the weekend.

“I’m happy to announce Rio Rancho’s own 14th Annual Pork and Brew event,” said Rio Rancho Mayor, Gregg Hull. “This is a great family-friendly event, which just happens to serve up the best BBQ in the region, and I can’t wait to partake in three days of food and fun.”

This year’s 14th Annual Pork & Brew, presented by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau and hosted by the Santa Ana Star Center, will feature an indoor/outdoor format, ensuring the 13,000 expected attendees can enjoy all the festival has to offer rain or shine. This year’s event will again feature some New Mexico breweries with the likes of Tractor Brewing Company, Red Door Brewing Company, and local Rio Rancho favorite Cazuelas Brewery. Over twenty different microbrews will be on tap throughout the event. For the beer enthusiasts, there will be an expanded seating area with live, local music throughout each day. This is quite possibly the best way to spend the first weekend of July this summer in New Mexico! Between chomps of fantastic BBQ, you can check out local arts and crafts vendors and burn off some calories by dancing to live music. Kids can get in on the fun with face painting and a few trips through the bouncy houses. There will also be kid’s watermelon and adult pie eating contests daily! What a fantastic way to kick off your 4th of July celebrations!

Times for the 14th Annual Pork & Brew are as follows: Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd 11am - 7pm. Monday, July 3rd 11am - 5pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Santa Ana Star Center box office. Tickets are $6 for adults while kid’s tickets (4-12) and seniors (65+) can be purchased for $4, children 3 and under get in FREE! Our military members also receive a discounted ticket for $4 as well! For updates on the event visit: or the Santa Ana Star Center & Rio Rancho CVB Facebook pages.

Pork & Brew is an excellent way to advertise your product or business. Attendance for Pork & Brew is approximately 13,000 people year in and year out. For sponsorship information, contact Jennifer James at or 505-891-7338.

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