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2022 Frisco BBQ Challenge Competitor and Vendor Registration

Competitor and vendor registration for the 27th annual Frisco BBQ Challenge will open on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 9:00am.

2022 Frisco BBQ Challenge – Best BBQ in Colorado

Join us in Frisco during Father’s Day weekend on June 17 and 18, 2022 as we welcome back two days of BBQ, music, and community.

The 27th Annual Frisco BBQ Challenge is the best BBQ you will have in Colorado with amazing events on the side! You can enjoy free concerts, pig races, a 6k running race complete with a bacon aid station, and a charming Main Street setting surrounded by mountains and a beautiful lake. The event will also still host the Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned BBQ competition.

What to Expect in 2022?

The Frisco BBQ Challenge Team heard your feedback, and in 2022, we are going back to the basics that you told us you love! The focus will be on great food and drink, quality live music, and spaces for family and friends to gather.

What Not to Expect in 2022?

Don’t expect anything that distracts from the great food, music, and community that make the Frisco BBQ Challenge the legacy event that is! This means that we won’t have bouncy houses, carnival style food, mechanical bulls, whiskey tours, chef demos, or the firefighter cookoff. Our team’s attention will be on bringing this event back to the basics!

This IS your grandfather’s BBQ fest; he would love it here in Frisco!

How to Get Involved


Friday, June 17, 2022 –
Saturday, June 18, 2022


Main Street, Frisco
Directions & Parking

Frisco/Copper Information Center



Frisco loves pets, especially dogs, but not at the BBQ Challenge. It’s busy, food-laden and plain uncomfortable for anyone at knee level. The BBQ Challenge organizers and volunteers implore pet lovers to leave Fido, Commander, Fluffy and the rest of the gang on the couch during the BBQ Challenge and NOT in their cars or at the event. There will be no pets allowed on the street, sidewalks or parks in the event site. Your best fur buddy and your friendly BBQ staff and volunteers thank you!

Volunteer & Help the Magic Happen

Volunteers are the backbone of the Frisco BBQ Challenge. Literally, our volunteers do everything from selling beer to moving tables to helping out with registration and selling t-shirts. We could not produce this event without the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time year after year.

Explore the BBQ Challenge

Two great days of BBQ, live music, and community

Festival Schedule

Thursday Schedule

2022 Schedule- Thursday, June 16, 2022

BBQ Challenge Kick Off Concert @ Madison Avenue & Main Street
Band TBD
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Join us as Frisco welcomes BBQers from around the country for a FREE event kick off concert. Alcoholic beverages (no BBQ until Friday) will be available for purchase.

  • Outside alcohol and pets are prohibited at this concert.
  • Only cash and credit cards will be accepted at Thursday’s concert.
  • Hogbacks will NOT be sold or accepted at Thursday’s concert.

Schedule subject to change.

Friday Schedule

2022 Schedule- Friday, June 17, 2022

11:00am – 9:00pm
BBQ Sales Open to the Public
Main Street (Madison Avenue – 6th Avenue)

12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm & 8:00pm
Pig Races
4th Avenue
A family favorite event at the BBQ Challenge!

Music Schedule TBD

Schedule subject to change.

Saturday Schedule

2022 Schedule- Saturday, June 18, 2022

Bacon Burner 6k
Frisco Bay Marina
Earn your BBQ with this 6k fun run featuring a bacon aid station.

10:00am – 6:00pm
BBQ Sales open to the Public
Main Street (Madison Avenue – 6th Avenue)

10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Pig Races
4th Avenue
A family favorite event at the BBQ Challenge!

Music Schedule TBD

6:00pm – 8:00pm
BBQ Happy Hour in Frisco
Frisco restaurants continue the party with drink specials and good times. For information about local dining opportunities contact the Information Center at 970-668-5547 or

Schedule subject to change.

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to the incredible sponsors of the 26th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge!

If your company is interested in sponsoring the Colorado BBQ Challenge, please email Zane Myers, or call 970-668-2564 for more information.

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Follow the Frisco BBQ Challenge Facebook page for updates on this year’s event!  Share your memories with us as well.

27th Annual Frisco BBQ Challenge

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