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Colorado BBQ Challenge

BBQ Trophies

The Colorado BBQ Challenge will welcome 60+ BBQ competitors on June 15 and 16, 2018. The competitors are the heart and soul of the Colorado BBQ Challenge.

There are two types of competitors at the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco:

  1. BBQ vendors who are selling and competing in the competition
  2. BBQers who are competing but NOT selling

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00am, both types of competitors, selling and non-selling, will have a chance to register to participate in the 2017 Colorado BBQ Challenge. The non-selling competitor category is highly coveted and registration fills in minutes for this category. 2018 competitor fees and categories will be available in November of 2017, but 2017 competitor information is currently available.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SELLING COMPETITORS- For 10+ years, the BBQ Challenge has been a non-cash event. BBQ tickets are called Hogbacks. Hogback sales have been a significant fund-raiser for local non-profits and a way for the competition’s cooking teams to recoup some of their costs. From each $1.00 ticket sold, the Colorado BBQ Challenge receives $0.15 and teams receive $0.85. Another important piece of information for selling competitors: the people have spoken and they want more meat on the street! You may not sign up as a selling competitor and sell only sauce.

Summit County Health Department updated their fee structure in 2017 and their updated information and application may be found on their website.

Participants will be able to apply online only for the Colorado BBQ Challenge. There will be no email or phone application submissions available. The link for online applications will go live on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00am.

If you have any questions, please contact Nora Gilbertson, Frisco Events Manager, at 970-668-9132 or at NoraG@townoffrisco.com.