• Schedule
  • Music
  • Getting Here & Getting Around
  • Competitor Info

Colorado BBQ Challenge

The Breckenridge Whiskey Rub It, Smoke It, Sip It BBQ Tour

People holding bottle of whiskey and cup at Whiskey Tour at BBQ Challenge

Colorado BBQ Challenge Cancelled Until 2021

Due to current public health orders and conditions, the Town of Frisco has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Colorado BBQ Challenge, which in April had been postponed from June 19-20 to September 25-26, 2020. The Colorado BBQ Challenge will be back in 2021 on June 18 and 19.

What is the Whiskey Tour?

The Whiskey Tour is all about unlocking the secrets of some delicious behind the scenes BBQ, while tasting award winning whiskey from the Breckenridge Distillery. This is a sell out each year because of stellar goodie bags (there’s a bottle of whiskey and commemorative glass in there) and lots of behind the scenes BBQ nibbles and tips. The Whiskey Tour is a collaboration between the Breckenridge Distillery, the Colorado BBQ Challenge and the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association, and it begins in the Frisco Historic Park’s Log Chapel in the heart of historic Frisco. Every year the Tour focuses on a different aspect of BBQing, with usable tips and tricks for competing BBQers.

Whiskey Tour Schedule


Guest check in begins


Guests nosh on appetizers including BBQ and reps from Breckenridge Distillery and competitors from the Colorado BBQ Challenge provide some background on the night’s focused topic.


Guests are taken on a behind the scenes tour on 3rd Avenue where non-selling competitors explore that night’s topic with demonstrations and more in depth discussions. During this time, guests are served Breckenridge Distillery Bourbon.


Guests return to the Log Chapel to pick up their goody bags, and perhaps, enjoy a few more nibbles.


Guests return to the festival for more great BBQ and music.


Tickets are limited and $100 per person. Tickets sales TBA.