Clear Your Plates for the 2018 Frisco BBQ Challenge!

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25th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge Line-up

· Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 8:00pm-9:30pm kickoff concert only- no BBQ

· Friday, June 15, 2018 from 11:00am-9:00pm BBQ Day #1

· Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10:00am-6:00pm BBQ Day #2

You know summer has started in Summit County when Frisco Main Street closes down for a larger than life BBQ! Save your appetites, this will be undoubtedly the best BBQ in Colorado this summer. We hope to see our guests and other locals at this mouth-watering event!

See the full weekend line-up: HERE

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Picture this: walking out the door of your condo and within minutes, you're at Frisco's Historic Main Street. You arrive on Main Street, and you have BBQ, beer, whiskey tasting, concerts, and more at your fingertips. We can promise you won't leave without a full belly and a taste of what Frisco has to offer in the summertime. View our Frisco Properties: HERE

Good Food + Good Cause
If you’re visiting Frisco this coming weekend, the Frisco BBQ Challenge not only offers a kick-off concert, dangerously delicious grilling competitions among 70+ BBQers, a whiskey tour, pig races, kids’ activities, AND proceeds go towards several non-profits like Mountain Mentors, the Summit County Restaurant Association, the Summit County Chamber of Commerce, High Country Conservation, Advocates for Victims of Assault and Women of the Summit.

The grill masters spicing things up!

(Credit: Colorado BBQ Challenge Facebook Page, 2017)

Watch those piglets go!


(Credit: Photographer Todd Powell, 2017)

Wake up your taste buds with the Whiskey Tour!

(Credit: Colorado BBQ Challenge Facebook Page, 2017)

How Did the BBQ Challenge Come To Be?

The Challenge started in 1994 as a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)-sanctioned competition. KCBS sanctions BBQ and Grilling competitions across the U.S. and promotes barbeque as America’s cuisine. In addition, KCBS has an extensive Certified Barbeque Judging program. It is the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world!

Purchase Your Hogbacks

Hogbacks are your ticket to savory BBQ, beer, whiskey, and much more. Hogbacks are the official currency of the Colorado BBQ Challenge.

· Hogback tickets can be purchased at ticket booths throughout the event.
$1 = 1 Hogback

· There are no cash vendors on the street and Hogbacks are good for everything from beer to BBQ to berry kabobs.

· Hogbacks can be used after the event at merchants in Frisco throughout the weekend. A list of merchants accepting hogbacks will be available at ticket booths and at the Visitor Information Center.

· Most food on the street costs between 5 and 12 hogbacks. Food choices vary from from salmon and shrimp to ribs and Philly cheese steaks. Many vendors offer full plates including sides.

· Hogbacks tickets can also be pre-purchased online starting in May and picked up at will call (Visitor Information Center at 300 Main Street) beginning Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:00am.

Most people buy hogbacks at the event; we recommend doing the same. If you would like to pre-purchase hogbacks you can buy them online in increments of 20.

Indulge Responsibly
Here is all you need to know about shuttles and parking:

Take Interstate 70 to exit 195 just west of Frisco to get to Copper Mountain’s Alpine Lot, which will be our shuttle parking lot this year. Due to some “black diamond” level parking lot construction challenges, we needed to reach to our wonderful neighbor, Copper Mountain. We’re sweetening the deal by PAYING YOU TO PARK and take the shuttle:

· Any cars with 3 people or less will receive 5 Hogbacks per car and a coupon good for 25% off of Hogbacks.

· Any cars with 4 people or more will receive 10 Hogbacks per car and a coupon good for 25% off of Hogbacks.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

  • Friday 10:30am-10:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am-7:00pm