Don't miss the "unofficial launch" of summertime in the Vail Valley! Kick off summer at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain with mouth-watering barbecue from local chefs and guest chefs from around Colorado, as they bring the best in barbecue to the Vail Valley. Celebrate the 16th Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival with one of the largest Colorado craft beer tastings and live music for all ages!
"On Saturday, Beaver Creek’s signature Culinary Demonstration Series will begin for the summer season, providing complimentary barbecue demonstrations from local chefs. Don’t miss the Beaver Creek Craft Beer 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 Backyard BBQ Competition.
Enjoy Blues musicians from around the country! Barbecue masters will be competing for bragging rights and cash prizes for an entire year! On Saturday a panel of professional judges will rate a variety of meats and side dishes according to appearance, taste and tenderness. Once again, 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 Saturday and Sunday at 4:10 p.m. (TBD) on the main stage in Beaver Creek Plaza." - BeaverCreek.com