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Get Your Grub on at the 20th Annual Frisco BBQ Challenge

One of Summit County’s most anticipated events is less than two weeks away. I’m talking about the Frisco BBQ Challenge! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event and it kicks off Thursday, June 13th with an evening of live music. Around 70 BBQ-ers are expect to compete in a wide range of categories including pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, anything goes, barbecue sauce, side dish, salsa and dessert. And get this … there’s even a competition for the kids who can BBQ! In fact, there are two age groups and anything goes for the kids competition, so kids may prepare whatever they like. Other BBQ activities include chef demonstrations, pig races and a Whiskey Tour put on by the Breckenridge Distillery. There’s also plenty of musical entertainment, including a performance on Friday afternoon by jazz musician Hazel Miller. And what better way to burn off all those BBQ calories than a 6K run? Back for its second year, the Bacon Burner 6K Race will take place Saturday at 9:30 a.m., beginning and ending at the Frisco Bay Marina. The race is broken down into three categories: competitive racer, average runner and family/walk/jog. All participants get a t-shirt and a free beer ticket to the BBQ challenge! Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children. The Town of Frisco asks that you please keep your dog at home for the BBQ and the Bacon Burner 6K Race. Come on down and have a great time!

BBQ Schedule

Thursday, June 13, 2013 7 p.m. - 20th Anniversary Recognition 7:30 p.m. - BBQ Kick-Off Concert featuring Bonerama   Friday, June 14, 2013 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. - BBQ Open to Public 11:30 p.m. - Chef Demonstration w/Vaughn Hobbs 12 p.m. - Pig Races 1 p.m. - Music Entertainment – 101st Army Division Band 2 p.m. - Pig Races 3:30 p.m. - Music Entertainment – Hazel Miller 4 p.m. - Pig Races 5:30 p.m. - Celebrity Chef Demonstration w/ Brain Malarkey 6 p.m. - Pig Races Breckenridge Distillery’s Whiskey Rub It, Smoke It, Sip It BBQ Tour (Reservation Required) Music Entertainment –TBD   Saturday, June 15, 2013 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. - BBQ Open to Public Pig Races Music Entertainment – Wild West Water 11:30 a.m. - Chef Demonstration w/ Chris Fritts of Silverheels 12 p.m. - Pig Races 12:30 p.m. - Music Entertainment-TBD 2 p.m. - Pig Races 2:30 p.m. - Chef Demonstration w/Kevin Clarke of Colorado Mountain College 3:45 p.m. - BBQ Challenge Awards Ceremony 4 p.m. - Pig Races Music Entertainment-TBD 6 p.m. - BBQ Happy Hour.