Frisco, Colo. – May 19, 2021 – The Town of Frisco is seeking feedback regarding the future of the Colorado BBQ Challenge and is requesting that interested residents, businesses, and visitors take part in a 10-minute survey to provide Frisco Town Council with thoughtful input about the event. Later this summer, Frisco Town Council will have a discussion about the BBQ Challenge moving forward, and any potential changes that would better reflect the character and priorities of the Town and its residents and businesses. The BBQ Challenge survey will remain open at FriscoBBQ.com until Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
The 2021 BBQ Challenge, which was originally scheduled to happen June 17-19, was canceled in March 2021 due to ongoing uncertainty around public health conditions and orders. After postponing and then canceling the event in 2020 due the pandemic, the Town of Frisco had hoped that this event could be held in 2021 to honor what is now a 28-year-old tradition. While case data was improving and vaccination rates were rising at the time that this decision was made, it had become clear that the conditions were still too unpredictable to responsibly use Town resources on an event which typically draws 12,000-14,000 attendees over two days and normally takes a solid nine to ten months to plan.
“Frisco Town Council wants to hear from the community about the experiences at and the impacts of the BBQ Challenge on the community and businesses. They are looking for meaningful feedback to inform this discussion, so we encourage anyone who is interested to take six to ten minutes to provide your input,” stated Vanessa Agee, Town of Frisco Director of Communications.
The Colorado BBQ Challenge is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS). The event is held each year on the Friday and Saturday before Father’s Day with a kick-off concert on Thursday. This is Colorado’s longest running barbeque competition and takes place on Frisco’s picturesque Main Street featuring top-notch barbeque, live music, pig races, the Bacon Burner 6k, and more.
Updates regarding Frisco’s 2021 events may be found at TownofFrisco.com.