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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:00 PM

-- Nationally Judged BBQ Event, Microbrew Extravaganza, and Interactive Native American Pow Wow Scheduled for Temecula Resort -

TEMECULA, Calif. - (May 1, 2014) - Most family's summer schedules fill up well before the calendar flips around to June. This summer, Pechanga Resort & Casino offers three family friendly, fun and unique festival events worth fitting into the warmer months' agendas. Late June features the Pechanga BBQ Competition and the Pechanga Microbrew Festival. For three days in July, more than 60,000 people and members of tribes across North America descend on Pechanga and Temecula for the annual Pechanga Pow Wow.

The Pechanga Barbeque Festival can be smelled from miles around on Saturday, June 21. From 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., beef, pork, chicken and more sizzle and smoke from the nearly 100 BBQ competitors' grills, enticing thousands of eager eaters. Meats, sauces and rubs are judged by accredited experts of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Barbeque teams vie for their share of the $20,000 prize purse, the largest of all Southern California BBQ competitions. Event admission is $5. Children 10 and under are free. Once inside, BBQ aficionados can enjoy tastings based on the number of sample tickets purchased, live music, and a beer and wine garden. Pets are not allowed. For tickets or more information, visit or call (877) 711-2946.

More microbreweries pop up in the Southern California region every year and the annual Pechanga Microbrew Festival celebrates the art of mixing hops, barley, spices and other ingredients into specialty craft beers. Happening Saturday, June 28 from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. inside the Pechanga Grand Ballroom, the event features more than 50 microbrews, chili cook off, live music and an extensive silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefit Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. Tickets are $45 and attendees receive a two ounce souvenir glass to sample unlimited beer tastings. Designated driver tickets are available for $25. Guests must be 21 or older. For tickets or more information, visit or call (877) 711-2946.

Every year, more than 60,000 spectators and tribal participants from across North America come to the annual Pechanga Pow Wow. This year, the 19th annual pow wow takes place Friday, July 11, Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. Filled with tribal singing, dancing, Native American food and artisan crafts, the Pechanga Pow Wow is one of the largest in the entire western United States and is a free, interactive and educational cultural event for all ages. Non-native spectators can become part of the experience and join in the pow wow's round and social dances. Each year on the Saturday night of the pow wow, the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians also puts on a free fireworks show rivaling any at the top amusement parks and sports stadiums. The pyrotechnics show will be set off from the pow wow grounds and will begin after dusk. For more information on the 19th Annual Pechanga Pow Wow, call (877) 711-2946 or visit

About Pechanga Resort & Casino
Pechanga Resort & Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experience anywhere in the western United States. Rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 3,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 517 hotel rooms, dining, spa and golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort & Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free (877) 711-2946 or visit Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino.


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