Attention BBQ Lovers! Don’t Miss the BBQ At The Summit Friday August 10 & Saturday August 11 in Dillon

Don't miss BBQ from all around the country at the 2012 BBQ of the Summit!

Next weekend BBQ lovers will have the chance to sample some of the world’s best barbecue at the 2012 BBQ at the Summit in Dillon, Colorado. The Dillon BBQ is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful weather in Summit County while treating yourself to some scrumptious barbeque, corn, funnel cakes, ice cold beverages and more!  In addition to the delicious home-cooked  food and drinks there is also a kids area to entertain the little ones, many different judging events and a plethora of live music and entertainment on the Climax Molybdenum Stage on both Friday and Saturday, August 10-11.  The weekend wraps up with Funkiphino, Colorado’s Funk Sensation, playing live at the Lake Dillon Amphitheater for FREE, starting at 7pm.

Funkiphino will be playing a FREE show on Saturday, August 11

BBQ at the Summit Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY August 10th
7 am – 10 am: Registration Open — Dillon Town Hall
11 am: National Anthem at the Golden Toad Booth
12 pm – 10 pm: BBQ Buck Sales & Food/Beverage sales
1 pm – 10 pm: Peoples Choice Voting
1 pm – 3 pm: Luv Brothers – Climax Molybdenum Stage
2:30 pm: Cook’s and Kid’s Q Meeting — Judging Tent
4 pm – 6  pm: Kid’s Q — Kid’s Q area
4 pm – 6 pm: Grinz – Climax Molybdenum Stage
4:30 pm – 5 pm: Judge’s check in — Judging Tent
5 pm: Showmanship Judging for the Mayors Cup begins
6 pm:  Kid’s Q judging — Judging Tent
6:30 pm: Side Dish Judging – Judging Tent
7 pm: Salsa Judging – Judging Tent
7:30 pm:  Sauce Judging – Judging Tent
7 pm – 9 pm: Harper and Midwest Kind — Climax Molybdenum Stage

SATURDAY August 11th
9 am – 9:30 am: Judge’s check in – Judging Tent10:00am – Judges Meeting – Judging Tent
12 pm – 7 pm: BBQ Buck Sales & Food/Beverage sales
10 am – 1 pm: Peoples Choice Voting
11 am: National Anthem at the Golden Toad Booth
11:30 am: Miscellaneous Judging — Judging Tent
12:00 pm: Chicken Judging — Judging Tent
12:30 pm: Ribs Judging — Judging Tent
1 pm: Pork Judging — Judging Tent
12 pm to 2 pm: Van Ghost – Climax Molybdenum Stage
1:30 pm: Brisket Judging – Judging Tent
2 pm: Dessert Judging – Judging Tent
3:30 pm: Awards Ceremony – Climax Molybdenum Stage
5 pm: 2012 Ford Escape Raffle – Climax Molybdenum Stage
5 pm – 6 pm: Entertainment TBA – Climax Molybdenum Stage
7 pm – 9 pm: Funkiphino – Lake Dillon Amphitheater

This is a great weekend to visit Summit County!  After the BBQ on Saturday, be sure to attend the comedy show at Warren Station with award-winning comedian Steve Mudflap McGrew and opener Matt Baca. Enjoy drink specials and more at this gut-busting event. Stand up may not be suitable for kids.   Looking to be in the heart of all of the action and be within walking distance to the event? Check out our properties at Silver Mill or Black Bear Lodge for easy access to the comedy show and you won’t have to worry about parking!  Tickets for the event are available online or also at the door.

Frisco BBQ Challenge Comes to Town Next Weekend, June 14 – 16

The 19th Annual Colorado Barbecue Challenge is coming back to Frisco, Colorado on June 14-16, 2012. This event is put on by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and attracts more than 60 teams from across the country to compete for top honors as the best barbecuer in the Rockies! This is a fun event that features lots of activities, including pig races, a 5K Bacon Burner run, live music, an exclusive chef demo and a private Breckenridge Distillery whiskey tour with the winning barbecue teams. New this year to the event is the first Bacon Burner, a 5K run on Saturday, June 16th at 9:30 a.m. Registrants will receive a signature Barbecue Challenge t-shirt and a beer coupon to use during the event.

This is a family friendly event for all ages and with free admission, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy barbecue and the beautiful weather. Attendees can purchase hog-back tickets, Frisco’s BBQ currency, to pay for food and drinks and use them at participating retail stores and restaurants along Main Street. In addition to the family fun, foodies have a chance to enjoy the celebrity chef demo with Jenna Johansen at the Viking kitchen gazebo. Johansen is a a contestant on Bravo TV’s new hit show “Around the World in 80 Plates” and is the former executive chef of Dish.

The Barbecue Challenge is open to the public with free live music including a kick off concert on June 14, at 7:45 pm with the Motet. The live music continues at the BBQ challenge on Friday and Saturday including: Fishbone, Sons of Bill, CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band. Proceeds from the Colorado BBQ Challenge will benefit more than eight non-profits, including Advocates for Assault, Summit County Restaurant Association, High Country Conservation, Summit Independent Business Alliance, Mountain Mentors, Women of the Summit, and ProStart, a statewide program providing scholarships to Summit High School students that aspire to have a career in the hospitality industry.

Don’t miss this fun and delicious event in Frisco, just a 15 minute drive from Keystone. SummitCove is offering great lodging deals, including the Summit Coupon, which gives you 2 nights in a 1-bedroom condo for just $199! In Keystone, we will be celebrating opening weekend of the Bike Park, which includes free donuts and hot chocolate every morning, along with some fun bike-related events.  Check out the weekend events schedule here.