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Town of Frisco Cancels 2020 BBQ Challenge

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 and 20 to September 25 & 26, 2020. The Town of Frisco had hoped that this event could be held in September to honor this 27-year-old tradition and support ongoing economic recovery. Current health orders allow for outdoor events with a maximum of 175 participants, and the next phase of public health orders moves that maximum attendance to 500 attendees. Even if the next level of public health orders was reached by September, it is clear that there is no realistic way to significantly reduce the draw of this event in order to respect and protect the public’s health during a street event, which typically draws 12,000-14,000 attendees over two days.

2021 Dates

The Colorado BBQ Challenge is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS), and will be back in 2021 on June 18 and 19. The event is held each year on the Friday and Saturday before Father’s Day with a kick off concert on Thursday. This is Colorado’s longest running barbeque competition and takes place on Frisco’s picturesque Main Street featuring top-notch barbeque, live music, pig races, chef demos, a firefighter cook-off, a Breckenridge Distillery Whiskey Tour, and the Bacon Burner 6k.

More Event Information

More information about Frisco events, including Frisco’s weekly virtual Concerts NOT in the Park, may be found at