Starting in 1993, the Frisco BBQ Challenge had 12 teams compete at the Frisco Historic Park.  It later grew to cover two blocks of Main Street.  In the 21st year of the competition, the Frisco BBQ challenge now encompasses over 6 blocks and trickles onto the side streets. 

June 12th, the kickoff concert is schedule for 8 p.m. on Thursday evening.  June 13th and June 14th, more than 70 teams from across the country will descend upon Main Street Frisco for the annual BBQ challenge, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.  Teams will compete for the honor of being the best barbecuers in the Rocky Mountains. Don't miss out on the pig races, 6K Bacon Burner Run, live music, and much more!  In a press release, Nora Gilbertson, the event manager for the Town of Frisco, said, “When you attend a barbecue festival you expect a good time and exceptional barbecue. Frisco delivers both in a quintessential western mountain town on the shores of Dillon Reservoir and in the embrace of Mount Royal."  The Frisco BBQ Challenge should provide some of the best BBQ in the state. 

The event is open to the public.  Come enjoy great barbecue and free live music being performed by The London Souls, Mile High 101 Rock Band, Naive Melodies, the Tab Benoit Band, Beau Thomas, Charlie Hunter, Rebirth Brass Band and Bonerama.

This year, proceeds from the Frisco BBQ Challenge will help six non-profits in the area, including Advocates for Victims of Assault, the Colorado Restaurant Association-Summit County Chapter, High Country Conservation Center, Summit County Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Mentors and Women of the Summit.

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