Save the date for the seventh annual Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, returning to downtown Chandler on Saturday, March 18, 2017. You won't want to miss the 2017 Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival with more than 60 pit masters from across the nation set to please the masses with their mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, this year’s event will serve up a heaping helping of delicious grub. To wash down all that BBQ, enjoy over 200 kegs of craft beer from SanTan Brewing Company. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, doors open at noon and close at 10 p.m. The festival will span the entire AJ Chandler Park East and West as well as connecting Arizona Ave., which will be closed from Buffalo St. to Boston St. in downtown Chandler.