Frisco Colorado BBQ Challenge

The Frisco Colorado BBQ Challenge is an annual event endorsed by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. This free event made its debut in the summer of 1993 with only 12 teams. Today, there are over 60 teams competing, and the Town of Frisco has vowed to continue the event as a fundraiser to raise money for local non-profits.

There are plenty of activities and good live music taking place during the event. Local and international bands playing country rock and jazz are just samples of the music line up. Kids are kept busy with fun moon bounces, ice cream, inflatable challenge courses, and pig races. The adults can appreciate the demonstrations by celebrity chefs from around the world and a BBQ Happy Hour with local restaurants. Nothing beats drink specials and good BBQ. Please note, although this is an outdoors event, no pets are allowed. It helps ensure the safety of others and any possible food safety concerns.

While the event is free, you have to pay for food and beverages. The BBQ Challenge does not accept cash. To purchase food and beverages at the event, you must use Hog Backs. These tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance. Everything from shredded pork BBQ, ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken, smoked sausages, hot dogs and a host of decadent desserts are available for purchase.

The Frisco BBQ Challenge conveniently takes place in downtown Frisco on Main Street, which makes it easily accessible using many forms of transportation. If you're driving by car, there is plenty of parking on the surrounding streets. Just make certain you're not blocking someone else private driveway. There is also off-site parking and shuttle service if you don't want to fight traffic. Attendees can Park at Summit Middle School and take a shuttle from there. The shuttle typically arrives every 15–20 minutes. If you're coming from Denver and want to avoid the hassle of the commute, then book your transportation with Front Range Ski Bus, also known as The Frisco BBQ Bus. For a nominal fee, you can get round trip transportation from Denver to the front doors of Frisco BBQ Challenge. If you plan to ride your bike to the BBQ Challenge, there are multiple access points on the Summit County Recreation Path that will take you directly into the event.