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Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

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May 28 – 29, 2016

As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching brews at the 13th Annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. 

The Blues, Brews and BBQ event offers free admission to the Beaver Creek plaza and food and beverage are available for purchase. Musical highlights include headliners John Mayall and Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, with opening acts Gary Allegretto and Shari Puorto

Barbecue masters from right here in Beaver Creek and all over Colorado fill the village plaza, selling all the BBQ classics – from wings to ribs, pulled pork to brisket! All barbecue vendors will be competing for bragging rights and $1,750 in cash prizes. Attendees will have the chance to vote on Saturday and Sunday to determine the People’s Choice winner for Best Barbecue Vendor. Selected winners will be crowned on Sunday at 4:10 p.m. on the main stage in Beaver Creek Plaza. 

Don’t miss the Microbrew Festival on Saturday featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries! On Sunday, amateur pit masters will be able to showcase their talents at the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition. 

Saturday, May 28th

 12PM - 6PM:   Beer Garden and BBQ Vendors Open
Location: Beaver Creek Plaza
 12PM - 1PM:   Gary Allegretto's "Learn to Play the Blues Harmonica Instantly" Clinic
Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge
 12PM - 2PM:   Live Music - Shari Puorto 
Location: Plaza Stage
 12PM - 4PM:   Kids' Fun Zone Open
Location: 1st Level, Covered Bridge Escalator
 12PM - 4PM:   People's Choice Voting
Location: Red Guest Service Tent, Next to Covered Bridge
 1PM - 5PM:    Microbrew Festival (Ticketed Event)
Location: Centennial Park, top of Plaza Escalator
 1:30PM:   BBQ Demonstration
Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge
 2:30PM:   BBQ Demonstration
Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge
 
 2:30PM - 4PM:                 Live Music - Gary Allegretto
Location: Plaza Stage
 3PM:   BBQ Demonstration
Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge
 4:30PM - 6PM:   Live Music - John Mayall
Location: Plaza Stage

Sunday, May 29th

 11AM - 2PM:   Big Green Egg Amateur Backyard BBQ Competition (Must pre-register to participate, spectators are free!)
Location: Covered Bridge
 12PM - 6PM:   Beer Garden & BBQ Vendors Open
Location: Beaver Creek Plaza
 12PM - 1PM:   Gary Allegretto's "Learn to Play the Blues Harmonica Instantly" Clinic
Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge
 12PM - 2PM:   Live Music - Shari Puorto 
Location: Plaza Stage
 12PM - 3PM:   People's Choice Voting
Location: Red Guest Service Tent, Next to Covered Bridge
 12PM - 4PM:   Kids' Fun Zone Open
Location: 1st Level, Covered Bridge Escalator
 1:30PM:   BBQ Demonstration
Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge
 2:30PM:   BBQ Demonstration
Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge
 2:30PM - 4PM:   Live Music - Gary Allegretto
Location: Plaza Stage
 3PM:   BBQ Demonstration
Location: Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge
 4:10PM   People's Choice Winners Announced
Location: Plaza Stage
 4:30PM - 6PM:   Live Music - Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Location: Plaza Stage



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13th Annual Beaver Creek Blues Brews & BBQ Festival

Event Information

As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, the 13th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival features toe-tapping blues music, thirst-quenching microbrews, and plenty of mouth-watering barbecue. Guests do not need a ticket to enter the event and enjoy the music! Food and beverage will be available for purchase from 12pm – 6pm. Tickets for special events within the festival weekend are available online.


Blues

  • There is no charge to enjoy the music on the Beaver Creek plaza stage! 3 acts per day fill the village with the classic sounds of authentic blues music.
  • Gary Allegretto's "Learn to Play the Blues Harmonica Instantly" Clinic: Have you ever wanted to master the art of the harmonica? Now is your chance! Join us on Saturday and Sunday at 12pm for this free instructional clinic and take home your very own Hohner Harmonica! Clinics are located in the Demo Area, next to the Covered Bridge.

Brews

  • Beer & wine will be available for purchase on the plaza throughout the day.
  • Beaver Creek Microbrew Festival: For those that want to explore the world of Colorado craft beer - don’t miss the Microbrew Festival on Saturday from 1pm – 5pm featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries! Tickets are required for entry into this event. Please see the Microbrew Festival tab for details and tickets!


BBQ

  • Barbecue masters from right here in Beaver Creek and all over Colorado fill the village plaza, selling all the BBQ classics – from wings to ribs, pulled pork to brisket! 
  • Attendees will have the chance to crown the Best BBQ Vendor by voting in the People’s Choice Contest. Voting takes place from 12pm - 4pm on Saturday and 12pm - 3pm on Sunday. Winners will be crowned on the plaza stage at 4:10pm on Sunday. 
  • Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition: Calling all amateur grill masters! Participate in the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition for the chance to win your very own Big Green Egg and bragging rights for an entire year! Registration is required to participate, but spectating is free. Registration is limited to 15 teams. Click on the Big Green Egg tab for more details and registration!


Golf

  • The Beaver Creek Golf Club is offering a special Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival rate! 
  • Enjoy 25% off green fees and 20% off clothing from the pro shop
  • Valid May 28 - 30, 2016
  • To book your tee time, visit www.golfbeavercreek.com and enter the Promo Code: BBQ 


Kids' Activities

  • A Kids’ Fun Zone will be open from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday providing free activities, arts and crafts designed for kids 12 and under. The Fun Zone is located one level up the Covered Bridge escalator, outside of the winter Lift Ticket Office location.
  • Paid activity vendors include: Ride No Bull (bounce house & mechanical bull) and Tumble Bubbles (water-walking bubbles). These vendors will be located on the plaza. 
     


 2016 Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Artists

 JOHN MAYALL
   
 John Mayall Beaver Creek Blues Brews BBQ
  The “Godfather of British Blues” and a longtime crusader for American blues originators, John Mayall joins many of his idols, as well as a famous former band member, with his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. Eric Clapton, guitarist with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers in the 1960s, was inducted in 2014, while the bluesmen who inspired Mayall, including Sonny Boy Williamson, J.B. Lenoir, Otis Rush and Freddie King, were among the first inductees.

Born November 29, 1933, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Mayall inherited an early interest in blues, boogie woogie, and jazz from his father, Murray Mayall, a trombonist, guitarist, and record collector. Mayall took up piano, guitar, and harmonica, formed his first band in 1962, and founded the legendary Bluesbreakers in London in 1963. The band featured a succession of guitarists who went on to greater blues/rock fame, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Mick Taylor, as well as future Fleetwood Mac founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. The Bluesbreakers’ 1966 LP with Clapton was a Top 10 album in England. In the liner notes to his 1967 album Crusade, Mayall wrote, his goal was “to campaign for some of my blues heroes,” and he later devoted a whole album to songs by one of them, Freddie King.

Mayall moved to California to continue his blues journey stateside and has recorded prolifically and toured steadily with only a rare hiatus, still recruiting hot young sidemen such as Coco Montoya and Walter Trout, and making his mark as a songwriter as well as a devoted interpreter. His studio albums number more than 60, augmented by a growing catalog of live recordings. Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Albert Collins, and other Blues Hall of Famers have taken guest spots on some, and along the way Mayall also produced an album by another, Albert King. Numerous Mayall albums have appeared on the Billboard pop charts over the years, including The Turning Point, Bare Wires, Empty Rooms, U.S.A. Union, and Back to the Roots, and his later releases have scored high on the magazine’s blues charts. As Mayall’s odyssey continues, the words he wrote for Crusade in 1967 still resonate decades later: ” I have dedicated my life to the blues … I hope you’ll join forces with me.”

 TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS    
 Tommy Castro Beaver Creek Blues Brews BBQ    Night after night, Tommy Castro, a fierce and fiery road warrior, fervently delivers his driving, blues-soaked, soul-baring music to fans all over the world. The road is where he honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge. It’s where he learned how to captivate an audience with his intensely passionate vocals and his memorable songs, licks and grooves. It’s where he learned to turn his band into a dynamic, high-performance engine, able to bring down the house with a soulful ballad and then bring fans to their feet with a blistering blues rocker. In the words of Blues Revue, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.”


Over the course of his four-decade career, Castro has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of fans, packing dance floors, always leaving them screaming for more. He has released 14 albums filled with original blues, soul and West Coast rock, each one standing alone. Hailing from the San Francisco area, Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers (currently featuring bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown), play music that is guaranteed to fire up fans and leave critics searching for new words of praise. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”

Castro has won six career Blues Music Awards including the coveted B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award (the very highest award a blues performer can receive). His song Hard Believer took first place in the blues category of the International Songwriting Competition.

Castro formed The Painkillers in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup and leaving his tight horn section behind. Jambands declared, “Tommy Castro And The Painkillers are a crackling, stripped-down band with plenty of grit and a rocking soul.” Tommy Castro And The Painkillers continue to tour non-stop, playing hundreds of dates at clubs, festivals and concert halls all over the United States, Canada and Europe. Of Method To My Madness Castro says, “I was trying to get back to my basic ingredients: blues and soul. I went for the energy of connecting with my band. We kept everything raw, capturing the feeling of playing live. I’m not about being perfect,” he says, summing up. “I’m about being real.”

 GARY ALLEGRETTO
   
 Gary Allegretto Beaver Creek Blues Brews & BBQ
  Blues Revue Magazine has stated, "Gary Allegretto is one of the best harmonica players you'll hear" and "one of the classiest acts in the music business today… taking the time to craft music noted not only for its quality but for its authenticity".
              

Indeed, the internationally touring Bluesman's critically acclaimed music has been considered for Blues GRAMMY® Award nomination, topped the Blues radio charts, and been featured on the soundtracks of major motion pictures and television. Hohner, the world's leading harmonica manufacturer, has endorsed Gary for over two decades and released his own signature model harmonica. Further, he is a leading Blues educator with extensive teaching credentials at dozens of annual Blues workshops and camps (including harmonica director for 5 consecutive years at the prestigious Pinetop Perkins Foundation). 

His commitment and accomplishments have earned him the Blues Foundation's highest honor - their prestigious "Keeping the Blues Alive Award". Of very special note, for 30 years Gary has made a difference in the world as the founding director of Harmonikds (www.harmonikids.org), his multi-award winning humanitarian organization through which he has taught an estimated 100,000 youth with special needs and formidable challenges globally. 

 SHARI PUORTO    
 Shari Puorto Beaver Creek Blues Brews BBQ   Currently residing in Los Angeles (raised in Orange, CT), Shari Puorto is “a soulful singer with a sexy and raspy sound. Like Joplin, Puorto is a passionate performer with an energy that can rattle the foam in a pint of Pilsner.” Kevin, Pubclub.com

Shari's 4th studio release, MY Obsession is smashing the Top 50 Roots Music Charts - this album and others will be available at the show. Shari has performed continuously all over California since the late 90’s. Shari’s musical interest began early on being influenced by her father’s classic Rock and Rock bands from The Rolling Stones to the Doobie Brothers to Eric Clapton to old-school Blues. On her own she became addicted to the sounds and soul of Etta James, the Allman Brothers, and various R&B artists.

Shari is best known as a passionate and bold performer. She has been compared to the likes of Janis Joplin (due to her performances), Bonnie Raitt, Bonnie Bramlet, due to vocal tone/ability and control.

With her Blues/Rock Band backing her up you’d see and feel a band combining today’s Modern Blues/Rock approach with yesteryear's traditional Blues. Their connection with the audience and onstage is infectious.

"Shari has always provided an honest and powerful musical experience that strikes at the core of what music is all about. Great energy, original material, a true group performance, and a talent that reaches off the stage to touch the audience." Joe Wagoner AKG/Harmon.
     


2016 Blues, Brews & BBQ Food Vendors:

 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill    Beaver Creek, CO
 Aw Shucks    Colorado
 Batter Cupcakes    Avon, CO
 Beaver Creek Chophouse    Beaver Creek, CO
 Black Diamond Bistro    Beaver Creek, CO
 Blue Moose Pizza    Beaver Creek, CO
 Bonnie Q BBQ    Dillon, CO
 Coyote Cafe    Beaver Creek, CO
 Dusty Boot Saloon & Steakhouse    Beaver Creek, CO
 Golden Eagle Inn    Beaver Creek, CO
 Hooked    Beaver Creek, CO
 Kirby Cosmo's    Minturn, CO
 Landshark Catering    Eagle, CO
 Lost Weekend Grill    Arvada, CO
 Osprey Fireside Grill    Beaver Creek, CO
 Revolution    Beaver Creek, CO
 Sno & Joe    Dillon, CO
 Spruce Saddle    Beaver Creek, CO
 Wildwood Smokehouse    Vail, CO




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Beaver Creek Microbrew Festival

Don’t miss one of the largest exclusively Colorado craft beer tastings in the state featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries! Your ticket price includes unlimited sampling and a commemorative tasting glass. 

  • Date: Saturday, May 28th
  • Time: 1PM-5PM
  • Price*: $40 per person (advance); $50 per person (at the door) *Price does not include processing fees
  • Location:  Centennial Park (The lawn located at the top of the ice rink escalator)
  • Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets!


Vail Veterans Program


Vail Veterans Program BBB     A portion of the Microbrew Festival proceeds benefit the Vail Veterans Program. Since 2004, the Vail Veterans Program (VVP) has been empowering military injured and their families through innovative and transformational programs that build confidence and improve lives. The programs have grown to meet the changing needs of wounded veterans and their families. Through rehabilitative outdoor sports programs the Vail Veterans Program is changing the lives of wounded veterans from across the nation.

 

2016 Participating Breweries

Check back regularly for list updates!

105 West Brewing Company     Castle Rock, CO
 4 Noses Brewing Company
   Broomfield, CO
 ACGolden Brewing Company
   Golden, CO
 Aspen Brewing Company
   Aspen, CO
 Bonfire Brewing
   Eagle, CO
 Boulder Beer Company    Boulder, CO
 Breckenridge Brewery
   Denver, CO
 Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
   Edwards, CO
 Denver Beer Company
   Denver, CO
 Dillon Dam Brewery
   Dillon, CO
 Dry Dock Brewing Co.
   Aurora, CO
 FATE Brewing Company
   Boulder, CO
 Glenwood Canyon Brewpub
   Glenwood Springs, CO
 Gordon Biersch
   Broomfield, CO
 Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
   Loveland, CO
 Holidaily Brewing Company *    Golden, CO
 Joyride Brewing Company    Edgewater, CO
 Left Hand Brewing Company
   Longmont, CO
 Living the Dream Brewing *    Littleton, CO
 Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill
   Steamboat Springs, CO
 New Belgium Brewing
   Fort Collins, CO
 Odd13 Brewing
   Lafayette, CO
 Oskar Blues Brewery
   Longmont, CO
 Pikes Peak Brewing Co.
   Monument, CO
 Pug Ryan's Brewing Company
   Dillon, CO
 Renegade Brewing Company
   Denver, CO
 Rock Bottom Brewery
   Denver, CO
 Rock Yard Brewing Company
   Castle Rock, CO
 Upslope Brewing Company
   Boulder, CO
 Vail Brewing Company
   Vail, CO
*Denotes breweries offering a selection of gluten free and/or gluten reduced beers. 

Frequently Asked Questions


  • I have a friend who isn’t drinking – can they come to the event? Yes! Stop by the ticketing desk and get a Designated Driver wristband, free of charge

  • Are children allowed? Yes – we are a family friendly event.

  • Are dogs allowed? Only registered service dogs will be allowed into the event

  • Can I leave with my beer? Yes- guests are able to leave the Microbrew Festival while enjoying their tasty brew.

  • Is there re-entry? Yes! Just keep you wristband on – you can grab a bite to eat, enjoy the music on the main stage and then come back to the festival

  • Does any portion of my ticket price go to a good cause? A portion of your ticket price benefits Vail Veterans Program - Since 2004 the Vail Veterans Program (VVP) has been empowering military injured and their families through innovative and transformational programs that build confidence and improve lives. The programs have grown to meet the changing needs of wounded veterans and their families. Through rehabilitative outdoor sports programs the Vail Veterans Program is changing the lives of wounded veterans from across the nation. Vail Veterans will also have a “Hug a Vet” for a suggested donation, so help a cause and Hug a Vet!

  • Where is the closest restroom/ATM? Hyatt Restrooms will be available; they will be the restrooms by Powder 8.  The doors to Powder 8 will be locked but guests will be able to access the restrooms from the outside entrance.The closest ATM can be found next to the entrance of Powder 8 restrooms.

  • Where is the Lost & Found? Lost & Found items can be brought to the registration desk. We will turn these items over to Public Safety at the end of the day.

  • Is anyone serving gluten-free beer? Yes- we will have one 100% dedicated Gluten Free Brewery pouring beers! More breweries may offer Gluten Free options as well and we are eagerly awaiting confirmation.

  • Is there an event map? Yes – there will be 2 maps within the event, or you can download the Beaver Creek Village Experience app from any of the major the app stores.



Dillon, CO

Dillon, CO

Golf Specials

Blues, Brews & BBQ Weekend Golf Special

The Beaver Creek Golf Club is offering a special Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival rate! 

Enjoy 25% off green fees and 20% off clothing from the pro shop. Valid May 28 - 30, 2016

To book your tee time, visit www.golfbeavercreek.com and enter the Promo Code: BBQ

The Beaver Creek Golf Club, nestled against the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain, is one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley. Opened in 1982, the course was designed by noted course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and is known and respected for its long, narrow challenging fairways and its stunning scenery. Please call (970) 754-5775 for more information. 


Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition

Do you love to barbecue? Are people constantly asking for your secret recipes? Is your nickname “Grill Master”? Here's your chance to fire up those coals and grill your way to victory! Participate in the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ competition for your chance to win your very own Big Green Egg (valued at $1049) and bragging rights for an entire year! 

Contestants (individuals or teams of up to three people) will be provided with a Big Green Egg and a mystery basket, containing one meat and several side dish items. Contestants will have three hours to design and cook their delicious dishes for our distinguished judges.  This competition is only open to amateurs, no culinary professionals or professional barbecue teams are allowed to compete. Please read the Rules and Regulations below to confirm that you qualify to participate in this exclusive competition.
  • Date: Sunday, May 29th    
  • Time: 11AM – 2PM 
  • Price: $85/Team (Up to 3 people) - Spectators are free. Limited to 15 teams. 
  • Location:  Covered Bridge
  • Register: Click here to register!

2016 Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition

Rules & Regulations

Competition Date: Sunday, May 29th 11AM-2PM

  1. No culinary professionals (chefs, caterers, restaurateurs, professional barbecue teams etc.) are allowed to compete in this event for amateurs.  Please contact the Beaver Creek Resort Company representative cited below if you have any questions or concerns about you meeting this criteria as an “amateur.”
  2. A $85 entry fee will be paid by each team competing in this event. Entries are limited to 15 teams.
  3. The winning team wins the Big Green Egg that is used during the competition.
  4. Each team will consist of one Chief Cook and allows for up to (2) assistants as deemed needed.  One Big Green Egg will be provided to each team along with the initial charcoal (pre-lit for the team) to be used exclusively by that team within the assigned cooking area. The use of any other cooking devices is not permitted.
  5. All seasoning and cooking of product(s) shall be done within the confines of the assigned space. The Chief Cook and/or assistants are only allowed one entry in this event. 
  6. Beaver Creek Resort Company (BCRC) will provide the following: Big Green Egg, charcoal (pre-lit in cooker), 10’x10’ tent, 8’ table, 3 chairs,  9”x9” biodegradable entry container(s), any meat and/or side items to be prepared in the (3) hour time frame and ice (if deemed necessary).
  7. All preparation and assembly of entries will be performed on-site at the event beginning promptly at 11AM and ending at 2PM when entries are submitted for judging.
  8. Teams may provide any utensils, cooking tools or supplies deemed necessary during competition including, but not limited to, spices, rubs, sauces, grilling tools, butter, oils, herbs, wood chips, etc. unless specified otherwise within these rules and regulations. Teams are allowed to only use items that are brought with them to the event site on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11AM.  This means that teams are not allowed to call or send out persons to bring additional supplies or items into the competition after being made aware of the item(s) to be prepared.
  9. All decisions, determinations and interpretations for the judging component of the 2016 Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition of the Blues, Brews and BBQ event will be made by BCRC and will be considered as being final.
  10. There will be one entry category judged at the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ which includes MEAT with side items.  These will be presented to each team by the Beaver Creek Resort Company at 11AM on Sunday, May 29th. Actual items to remain undisclosed until 11AM on the day of the competition.  See note above:  Teams are not allowed to bring more items into the event after the announcement of the food items to be prepared.  In other words, if you feel you might need something for the competition, bring it with you initially.
  11. It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that the team's assigned cooking space is kept clean during and following the contest. It is imperative that clean-up be thorough. Any team's assigned cooking space left in disarray or with loose trash, other than at trash containers, could lead to disqualification.  Please note that the maintenance of sanitation and hygiene are deemed necessary and are reasons for disqualification. Plastic food service gloves and a small bucket with sanitation related supplies will be provided to each team.
  12. A blind judging process will be utilized to determine first, second and third place winners. Judges will perform blind judging under the guidance of a BCRC judging coordinator. 
  13. The blind judging process will take place in a closed area, only accessible by those approved by BCRC.  This will include official barbecue judges, the judging coordinator, approved volunteers and designated BCRC personnel.  Photography or videotaping will only be allowed at the discretion of BCRC.  
  14. All scores that are given by judges will be used to determine winners. Scoring will carry equal weight values for the three categories of judging for each entry:  Appearance, Taste and Tenderness.  Scores will range from 10 (best) to 1 (worst), with 5 representing an average score.  
  15. Total points in each category will determine first, second and third place winners for each entry. Any tie in scores will be determined by a coin toss overseen by a BCRC official and the judging coordinator. 
  16. Garnish is optional as you deem appropriate to enhance the appearance of any entry item, but must fit completely into the entry container along with entries.
  17. Sauce is optional and if used should be applied directly to a meat entry without pooling of the sauce in the container.  Do not include any side sauce container(s) in the entry turn-in container.
  18. Each entry should provide at least six portions for judges which are detached and separated from one another.  Each entry should fit completely into the container provided by BCRC.
  19. Entries shall not be identifiable, i.e. nothing allowed except the entry and garnish as desired, without aluminum foil, toothpicks, or any other identifying markers.
  20. There will be no disqualification of an entry, unless determined by the judging coordinator in cases of late entries or those that pose a health hazard to the judges, i.e. undercooked, not enough pieces for six judges, identifying items in entry container, etc.  No markings other than those provided by BCRC are allowed on any entry container. 
  21. Turn-in by competitors is scheduled as follows for Sunday, May 29th: 2:00PM  - entries to the designated turn-in  area.
  22. All entries will be submitted in an approved BCRC 9”x9” biodegradable event container. These containers will be provided to contestants by BCRC.  Containers provided to BBQ competitors will be labeled by BCRC with team numbers and then renumbered after turn-in and prior to presentation to the judges.
  23. Winners will be announced at 4:10PM on the Main Stage in the Beaver Creek Plaza on Sunday, May 29th.
  24. Alcoholic beverages brought in from the outside are not permitted. If desired, contestants may purchase beverages from festival bars. Please note that disorderly conduct will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the venue and the competition.
  25. Please note that outside music will not be allowed in the event venue.
If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Gross at 970-845-5288 or by email at jgross@bcresortco.com.


Thank you to our 2016 Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Sponsors!

   Budweiser BBB New  Alpine Bank BBB  
   Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition  Aquafina BBB  
   mountain living Tahoe Kitchen Company BBB   
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