Frisco BBQ Weekend Survival Guide

Posted by: admin June 14th, 2017

The 25th annual Frisco BBQ challenge is here! Read our survival guide to get the most out of the weekend. Approximately 70 BBQers compete for a variety of awards in the following categories including pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, anything goes, barbecue sauce, side dish, salsa, and dessert. 


What is the schedule?

June 14, 2017 from 8:00pm-9:30pm kickoff concert only- no BBQ
June 15, 2017 from 11:00am-9:00pm BBQ Day #1
June 16, 2017 from 10:00am-6:00pm BBQ Day #2

Where should I park?

We encourage those attending the Colorado BBQ Challenge and anyone working during the event to park in the Summit Middle School parking lot and take a shuttle bus to the event on Main Street. The shuttle bus runs all day during the event hours and will take you directly to your vehicle and 1 block off of Main Street at Granite Street.

Free Middle School parking lot shuttle buses will run:

Friday 11:00am – 9:30pm

Saturday 10:00am – 6:30pm

You can also park for FREE at the Frisco Lodge if you are staying with us during the event. 

How much should I expect to spend?

The Frisco BBQ Challenge brings out the best BBQ'ers in the nation. You are guaranteed to have a great foodie experience. Plus it has free admittance and is family-friendly. That being said, the event is expensive. Plan on spending around $8 per meal or $2 for tasters. Beer is around $5 - $10 depending on the vendor. You pay in Hogback tickets. Hogback tickets can be purchased at ticket booths throughout the event. $1 = 1 Hogback.

Can I bring my beloved pet?

No. With the big crowds and hot temperatures, the furry ones are not allowed.

What else is going on besides the food?

Seven bands, pig races, kids’ activities, the 3rd Annual Fire Fighter Cook Off on the BlueStar Kitchen Stage Presented by Maximum Comfort Pool and Spa and  Lynx Grills, food sampling and demos, the Breckenridge Distillery Whiskey Tour, and the Bacon Burner 6k.

How about a handy map?

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credit: Town of Frisco

Where is the best place to stay during the BBQ weekend?

The Frisco Lodge of course! We are right in the middle of Main St., perfect for hitting up your favorite BBQ vendors and after the festivities relaxing in our hot tub. Lodging includes free parking (gold for this event), happy hour and breakfast. We only have two rooms left for the weekend, give us a call today! 1-800-279-6000.