Events - March 2017

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Zom-B-Q Smokeout

A Halloween themed BBQ Competition at Buckelew Farm

What happens when you mix scary monsters and smoked meat? Only the most fun and frightening barbecue competition ever created! The terrifying team at Buckelew Farm who've brought you the popular Pumpkin Festival, the spine-chilling Zombie Mud Run experience and the hair-raising "Terror In the Corn" haunted cornfield are back with their most twisted and tasty event yet - the Zom-B-Q Smokeout

We’ve combined the sizzle and smoke from Southern Arizona’s top pit masters with the screams and scares of Halloween to bring you the inaugural Zom-B-Q Smokeout at Buckelew Farm, the first ever horror-themed barbecue contest. A dozen of the area’s premiere pit masters will compete at 4pm on Saturday, October 21st 2017 to see who’s barbecue dish is the most delicious and most devilish - with the winner decided by you, the fans! 

Creativity will be tested and culinary skills will be pushed to the limit as Tucson’s best barbecuers battle for the one-of-a-kind Zom-B-Q Trophy awarded to the scariest, most savory BBQ tri-tip dish.  Each person attending the BBQ event will get to vote fot there favorite pit master and be based on taste, tenderness and terror, with the ultimate prize awarded to the chef who best combines mouthwatering flavor with mind-bending freakiness in this unique Halloween themed cook-off that’s sure to satisfy both the living and the undead. 

An evil BBQ battle isn’t complete without beer, and we’ll have plenty on hand provided by our friends at Budweiser. You’ll also enjoy live music from local artist Drew Cooper as well as access to the Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival, the entertaining KidZone and more. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 day of event.  Kids 12 and under are $10 per person.  Each ticket gets you a sample of BBQ from each vendor, an entry into prize drawings, a vote for “Peoples' Choice” and some extra surprises.  Your zombq ticket will also get you a $10 discount on one Terror in the Corn ticket!  Just present your ZomBQ ticket at the ticket booth!  Tickets for this haunted happening are on sale now at This will be the all-time BBQ apocalypse you won’t want to miss - so be there…if you dare!

Local BBQ teams!

Live music!

Local beer!

Free prizes and giveaways!

Free parking!

Kid zone!

Open to the public!

Plus… (Sold separately):

Zombie Mud Run 5k!

"Terror In the Corn” haunted cornfield!

Buckelew Farm Corn Maze

Mechanical Bull

Zombie paintball

Pumpkin picking! (.50 cents per pound- pumpkin patch will close at 6pm on Saturday October 21st)

Food & Drinks!

Please note:

Terror In The Corn isn't for everyone! Children, 12 years and under, will not be admitted without an adult and parental discretion is strongly advised. Are you brave enough to enter the unknown?

Each ticket is valid for ONE admission to the Zom-B-Q Smokeout and COMBINATION TICKETS include one entrance into the Terror in the Corn admission & Corn Maze combo. NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS.

ZOM-B-Q SMOKEOUT TICKETS & COMBINATION TICKETS ARE VALID OCTOBER 21st 2017 ONLY.  Single Terror in the Corn admission tickets are sold separately and may be used at a later date.