May 24-26, 2014
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 microbrews at one of the largest Colorado Microbrewery beer tastings at the 11th Annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival.
Musical highlights include Mia Borders and recent Grammy Award Winner, Charlie Musselwhite, who will perform live at scheduled times during the weekend. Barbecue masters will be competing for bragging rights and $10,000 in cash prizes. On Saturday a panel of professional judges will rate pork ribs, chicken and side dishes according to appearance, taste and tenderness. Once again, attendees will have the chance to text their vote on Saturday and Sunday to determine the People’s Choice winner for Best Barbecue Vendor. Selected winners will be crowned Saturday and Sunday at 4:10 p.m. on the main stage in Beaver Creek Plaza.
Also part of the weekend, amateur pit masters will be able to showcase their talents at the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition on Sunday, May 25th; followed by our third annual Cut & Slice Golf Event ;presented by US Bank benefiting Can Do Multiple Sclerosis on Monday, May 26th at the Beaver Creek Golf Club.
And we can't forget about the kids! There will be a Kids’ Fun Zone that will be open from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday providing activities, arts and crafts designed for kids 12 and under.
The Blues, Brews and BBQ event offers free admission to the plaza and food and beverage are available for purchase.