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Frisco BBQ Challenge

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 continues to host the Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned BBQ competition.

Entrance into the event is free, and food and beverage are available by using Hogbacks, the event’s official currency, which are only available at the event.


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


Main Street, Frisco
Directions & Parking

Frisco/Copper Information Center


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!

2022 Local Businesses Accepting Hogbacks

Have some extra Hogbacks? Then use them at local businesses through Monday, June 20, 2022.


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!

How to Get Involved

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. Sign up now to volunteer!

Festival Schedule

Thursday Schedule

2022 Schedule – Thursday, June 16, 2022

BBQ Challenge Kick Off Concert @ Madison Avenue & Main Street
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
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

This is a no pet event.

11:00am – 9:00pm
BBQ Sales Open to the Public
Main Street (Madison Avenue – 5th Avenue)

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

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Free live music with Poison’d
Music Stage (Madison & Main)

4:00pm to 6:00pm
Bacon Burner 6k Registration/Packet Pick Up – Frisco Town Hall (1st & Main)

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Free live music with Frisco Funk Collective
Music Stage (Madison & Main)

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Free live music with Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Music Stage (Madison & Main)

Schedule subject to change.

Saturday Schedule

2022 Schedule – Saturday, June 18, 2022

This is a no pet event.

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 – 5th Avenue)

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

11:00am – 1:00pm
Free live music with Smokin’
Music Stage (Madison & Main)

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Free live music with Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts
Music Stage (Madison & Main)

BBQ Challenge Awards Ceremony (Frisco Historic Park Gazebo

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Free live music with Pandas & People
Music Stage (Madison & Main)

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.

Explore the BBQ Challenge

Two great days of BBQ, live music, and community

2022 Sponsors

Thank you to the incredible sponsors of the Frisco BBQ Challenge!

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

Follow Us on Facebook

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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