27th Annual

The Frisco BBQ Challenge is back! This Summit County favorite returns from its hiatus for the 27th year this Father’s Day weekend. What began in 1993 with only 12 cooks is now an event that draws in over 30,000 people! The free event hosts a variety of events and concerts alongside the Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned barbeque competition. With free concerts, pig races, a 6K, and delicious food, there is something for everybody!

Back to Basics

This year, the Frisco BBQ Challenge is focusing on the basics- The focus will be on great food and drink, quality live music, and spaces for family and friends to gather.” Previous events felt somewhat like a carnival, with fair food, mechanical bulls, bouncy houses, and more. 2022 is returning to what created this event in the first place- good food, good music, good people! Check out the schedule to the right for a list of events. Swing by, grab some Hogbacks, and eat your way down Frisco Main Street! 


Can I bring my dog? 

Dogs are not allowed at this event or allowed to be left unattended in vehicles.

How much does it cost? 

The Frisco BBQ Challenge is free to attend! Vendors will only accept ‘Hogbacks’ for food and beverages which can be purchased at the event. Each Hogback costs one dollar and is not refundable.

How do I get there? 

You can either take a personal vehicle or utilize our free public transportation system. The Summit Stage picks up at the Breckenridge Station (at the gondola). The closest stop to the event will be 6th and Main Street. Click here for the schedule.

  • June 16

  • June 17

  • June 18

    Saturday Schedule

    Bacon Burner 6K Race
    • When: 9:30 a.m.
    BBQ and Events
    • 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Pig Races
    • When: 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
    • Where: 4th Avenue
    Live Music


    • When: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Where: Madison & Main St.

    Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts

    • When: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
    • Where: Madison & Main St.

    Pandas and People

    • When: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
    • Where: Madison & Main St.
    BBQ Happy Hour
    • Continue the fun with local dining and drink specials!
    • When: 6:00-8:00 p.m.