It’s that time of year again! The unofficial start of summer in Summit County means it’s time to close off Main Street in Frisco and bring in the barbecue, beer & live music for the 23rd Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge. Friday and Saturday, June 17th & 18th will be loaded with fun for the whole family. If you haven’t made it out yet, come on out and see what the talk is all about.
About 70 competitors will be grilling up their best barbecue in anticipation of a blue ribbon and a chance to compete in the American Royal, the world series of barbecue cook offs. Not all competitors sell to the public but there will be six blocks of vendors on Main Street so there won’t be any shortage of good food and beer to indulge in. Check the Summit Daily, our local newspaper, for a vendor map on the day of the event and make it easier to find your favorite barbecue. Look for last year’s top ten, overall winners: Shake ‘n Bake, Backdraft BBQ, Gettin’ Basted, True Bud BBQ, Porky Butts, Crazy Coyote, 3 Li’l Macs, Bubba Q’s, Smokin’ Triggers, and the Celtic Pig. See a complete list of last year’s winners in all categories on Frisco’s website.
Throughout the day on Friday and Saturday you and your family can watch the pig races, ride a mechanical bull, play in the bouncy house and listen to some great live music all in addition to eating barbecue brisket, chicken and ribs, berry kabobs, funnel cake, and roasted corn on the cob. Enjoy a variety of live music all day long too with 8 different bands playing plus a kick-off concert on Thursday night. See the Saturday’s BBQ Challenge schedule, Friday’s BBQ Challenge schedule, and info on Thursday’s concert.
Summit County has so many events happening all year long. No matter what you enjoy odds are there is an event that celebrates it. Here are just a few blog posts we have written over the years about some of the Summit County events.