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CSU BBQ Showdown

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Start:
May 27 @ 9:00 am
End:
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
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Venue

The Stanley Hotel
333 Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517 United States
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Phone:
970-577-4000
Website:
stanleyhotel.com

Join CSU and the Stanley Hotel for the ultimate kick-off to summer with the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain BBQ Showdown. The fun takes place on the front lawn of the hotel, with live music from White Water Ramble, beer, special speakers and of course, plenty of great BBQ.

For those looking to get in on the competition enter your best brisket, sausage, beef, pork, and lamb ribs, pork shoulder, and chicken. Or go for the glory with the “Best in Estes” people’s choice award. Over $1,750 in cash prizes and thousands of dollars of BBQ gear.

The event is free for the public.  $15 to participate as a judge in the People’s Choice Competition.  RSVPs requested by calling 970-577-4001.

BBQ competitors find rules and enrollment information below.

All proceeds benefit CSU’s Department of Animal Sciences Meat Science Program

BBQ Showdown

Think you’ve got what it takes to smoke the competition? Then test your chops in the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain BBQ Showdown! Enter your best brisket, sausage, pork and lamb ribs, pork shoulder, and chicken to try your luck at impressing the judges to win cash prizes in each category. You can also compete for a People’s Choice award and convince all of Estes Park that you’re the true BBQ Master! The BBQ contestant’s package includes a Friday and Saturday night’s stay.  It’s the perfect way to stay and play – no bones about it!

Discount rooms available with ticket purchase. You will receive a special room promo code with your receipt of purchase.

Rocky Mountain BBQ Showdown Contestant Enrollment: $250

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL
Click here to download the Official BBQ Showdown Rules.

Saturday, May 27th

BBQ Contest

  • 7:00AM - Contestant Setup Begins
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM - Meat Check-In
  • 12:00PM - Contest Kick-Off
  • 3PM-4:30PM - Live Performance by musical guest, Whitewater Ramble
  • 5:00PM - Keynote Guest Speaker Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
  • 7:00-8:00PM - Live Performance by musical guest, Whitewater Ramble
Sunday, May 28th

BBQ Contest Finals

  • 11:00AM - Turn-Ins Begin Every 30 Minutes
    • Pork
      • Ribs
      • Shoulder
      • Sausage
    • Beef
      • Brisket
      • Ribs
    • Chicken
    • Lamb
  • 3:00PM - BBQ Award Ceremony & Sponsor Recognition

BBQ Awards

Packages

BBQ Contestants Package: $608

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Think you’ve got what it takes to smoke the competition? Then test your chops in the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain BBQ Showdown! Enter your best brisket, sausage, beef, pork, and lamb ribs, pork shoulder, and chicken to try your luck at impressing the judges to win cash prizes in each category. You can also compete for a People’s Choice award and convince all of Estes Park that you’re the true BBQ Master! The BBQ contestant’s package includes a Friday and Saturday night’s stay.  It’s the perfect way to stay and play – no bones about it!

Package Includes:

  • BBQ Constant Entry Fee ($250)
  • 2 Night Stay (May 26th & May 27th) Classic King or Queen Room @ $179 per night ($358)
    • 30% room discount