BBQ in Brown Plate with BBQ Sauce

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss The Colorado BBQ Challenge

Delicious BBQ and so much more

Summer festival season is officially upon us, and one of Colorado’s best is right around the corner. The ever-popular Colorado BBQ Challenge celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, from June 14th through 16th. Below, why you can’t miss this delicious event.

History: The Colorado BBQ Challenge holds bragging rights as the longest-running festival in the state. Another fun fact? Many participants (like Del Anderson of 1-2-BBQ) have been faithfully competing since day one. 

Food: With more than 70 BBQ masters from all over the country competing, there’s no shortage of smoky meat and sticky sauce. But if BBQ isn’t your thing, you can tuck into other mouthwatering bites, like cheesesteaks, tacos, and desserts.

Location: It’s tough to imagine a more picturesque backdrop than the rocky Colorado mountains. On top of that, the festival is an easy 30-minute drive to Vail, where you can relax at Manor Vail Lodge, Destination Resorts Vail, and Christiana at Vail.



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