The 102.5 KNIX Barbecue & Beer Festival has been an annual event in Chandler, Arizona, for more than a decade. During 12 hours of live performances, attendees are invited to sample sizzling Southwestern barbecue and different types of beer. In 2022, the 102.5 KNIX Barbecue & Beer Festival will be held at a new location under new sponsorship with even more amenities and entertainment options than in previous years. The festival for 2021 has been postponed but it will return in March of 2022.
The day's entertainment will include live country music set up simultaneously on two stages. Lee Brice, Craig Morgan, Locash and Caylee Hammack are all scheduled to perform at the festival. Lee Brice has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and is a mainstay on the country music scene. Craig Morgan is famous for his No. 1 hit "That's What I Love About Sunday." Chris Lucas and Preston Brust are the country singing duo behind Locash. Caylee Hammack is best known for her single "Family Tree." As the event schedule is finalized, other performers may announce their participation. Other amenities will include a VIP zone for families, a carnival and a petting zoo. Attendees will be able to purchase boutique and novelty culinary delights.
For the first time, the 102.5 KNIX Barbecue & Beer Festival will be held at Tumbleweed Park. The park is barely five minutes away from Chandler Regional Airport. It's home to the Tumbleweed Recreational Center, Playtopia, the Tumbleweed Ranch and the Arizona Railway Museum. The address is:
745 E. Germann Road
Chandler, AZ 85286
There isn't any designated parking for RVs at Tumbleweed Park. RV owners have the option of parking their vehicles at any one of the multiple RV parks that are in the area. The Motorcoach Resort is located in Chandler and is accessible from Interstate 10. Every RV slot has water, electric and sewer connections. Another option is the Five Star RV Park, also located in Chandler. You can also fly into Chandler or neighboring Phoenix and then rent an RV from RVshare.
The Historic Downtown Chandler area is home to many great hotels located within 2 miles of the event.
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort
1 N San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225 | 480-812-0900
Best Western Inn of Chandler
950 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 | 480-814-8600
470 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 | 480-963-7159
RVers can park their vehicles at the Southern Palms Mobile Home and RV Park in nearby Mesa. The Southern Palms Mobile Home and RV Park features swimming pools, a clubhouse, and a laundry facility. RVers can choose to drive their vehicles to the festival or leave them at Southern Palms and take public transportation.
If you're flying into Chandler Regional Airport, then Tumbleweed Park is within walking distance. Guests flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can take the AZ-202 Loop W. and I-10 W. past the South Mountain Park and Preserve to arrive at the park. RV owners driving in from Texas and other states east of Arizona can take I-10 west to drive directly to Chandler. If you're coming in from the north, the most convenient route is via I-17 S. RVers driving in internationally from the Mexican border will only have to travel a few hours after the checkpoint to get to Chandler. Individuals arriving from California are best served by taking I-10 east.
There are four main parking lots in Tumbleweed Park. Tumbleweed Park Parking is the smallest lot, which is located on the eastern edge of the park. Lot 7 is just south of the Tumbleweed Recreation Center. 8100 Hamilton Street Parking is on the western border of the park, conveniently situated near Playtopia and Tumbleweed Park Field 3. Chandler Park and Ride is a commuter parking lot that can connect festival attendees to other parts of Chandler and neighboring cities, allowing them to easily return to their hotels after the festivities.
You never know where your RV travels will take you. Arizona is a southwestern state with some of the tastiest barbecue in the region. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to rising stars on the country music scene. Sample some rare brews in a family atmosphere where the smoke from the pit will mingle with the resonant voices of the live performers. Make memories with your friends and family, and then send them to [email protected] You could see your photos on RVshare's blog or social media sites.
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