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CALENDAR

Jul
5
Fri
Rio Rancho Annual Pork & Brew @ Santa Ana Star Center
Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day

16TH ANNUAL PORK & BREW

JULY 5 – 7, 2019

The 16th Annual Pork & Brew as seen on “The Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats” will return to the Santa Ana Star Center July 5 – 7. Bringing together the best barbecue vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, beer, live music and interactive family activities will be one of the biggest events of the summer.

The 16th Annual Pork & Brew, hosted by Visit Rio Rancho, features an indoor/outdoor format, ensuring the many thousands of expected attendees can enjoy all the festival has to offer rain or shine. This is quite possibly the best way to kick off your 4th of July weekend this summer in New Mexico.

Between chomps of fantastic BBQ, fair foods and sweets, you can check out local arts and crafts, music and even take the kids for a face painting, petting zoo and a few trips through the fun jumps. There will also be kid’s watermelon and adult pie eating contests twice daily.

No “BBQ Bucks.”  Vendors accept cash and credit cards for payment.

Event Times:
Friday, July 5, 2PM – 8PM
Saturday, July 6, 11AM – 7PM
Sunday, July 7, 11AM – 5PM
 
General Admission: $6
Adults 65+ and Kids 3-12: $4
Kids Under 3: Free

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ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Entertainment Schedule – Coming Soon!

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Santa Ana Star Center – Map & Directions

More Event Info

The Pork & Brew, New Mexico’s Original Food Festival is hosted by Visit Rio Rancho and is one of the State’s longest running food festivals.

More Event Info

The Pork & Brew, New Mexico’s Original Food Festival is hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, with close to 15,000 in attendance each year has become one of the largest events in New Mexico.

Participants and Vendors

Visit the Pork & Brew Info Page for participation details.

No pets allowed, service animals only. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased inside must be consumed inside. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased outside must be consumed outside. 

Aug
22
Thu
Southwest Pickers Bluegrass and Old Times Music Annual Festival
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day

45th Annual Southwest Pickers Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival

August 22-25, 2019 – Southwest Pickers & Red River Bluegrass present The 44th Annual Southwest Pickers Bluegrass and Old Times Music Festival.
At this annual event you can look forward to bluegrass, old time and americana bands, instructional workshops, dancing, food, beer garden and vendors. Join us at various Venues accross town to be a part of this exciting annual event!

Oct
11
Fri
Red River Oktoberfest @ Red River Conference Center
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

Oktoberfest

Meet Ms Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Authentic German food & music, craft beer & New Mexico wines, arts & crafts vendors, entertaining games & contests, ski trip giveaway, family friendly activities, changing colors, and more!

Admission is only $5 for the whole weekend! You can buy your commemorative taster mug for $10 or stein glass for $20 when you get to the park: includes beer tastings.

ACTIVITIES

Oktoberfest Beard/Mustache Competition

“No shave November” now starts in October! Come show us the hairs on your chin-y chin chin!
Prizes for Best Overall Beard and Best Overall Mustache

Children’s Pumpking Painting

Live Polka Music

Come experience Live Polka Music by the band Eurofest

DJ JP will be spinning your favorite polka (and non-polka) hits all weekend long!

MS & MR OKTOBERFEST COMPETITION

Get out your loveliest dirndl or heartiest lederhosen and come compete for $100 in cash. The Miss Oktoberfest competition will begin at 12pm and include a stein holding contest and an obstacle course. Immediately following, the Mr. Oktoberfest competition begins.  This event includes a stein holding contest, an obstacle course, and maybe a special surprise category. Sign up at the Chamber of Commerce booth when you arrive at the park. Viel Glück (good luck)!

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River Street
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104
Email: rrinfo@redriverchamber.org