Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival.

Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival

Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO   |   (719) 486-3900   |   Website >

      Friday & Saturday, June 22-23, 2018

      Join us for America’s Highest BBQ Competition, at 10,152′!

      The Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce is excited to host a family-friendly, fun-filled weekend of tasting fresh BBQ prepared by some of the country’s best pitmasters, sipping fine local micro brews, and listening to live music. The event will include a family zone with numerous activities, including a “kids Q.” Starting Friday afternoon, children ages five to 15, accompanied by an adult, can compete by cooking a meat of their choosing on a small Weber grill. Entries will be judged and scored for a chance at a trophy and cash. Enjoy all this, only 100 miles from the Denver metro area!


      On Friday, the festival kicks off with the National Anthem at noon. Live music on the Harrison Avenue stage starts at 3 p.m. Music and enjoying some of the best BBQ to be had continues until 9 p.m.

      The fun starts again on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Music resumes at noon on Saturday, with an awards ceremony in the afternoon for the BBQ competitors. Food sales continue until 5 p.m.

      Want to stay for the weekend? There’s plenty of hiking, fishing, biking, 4-wheeling, and camping available. Explore the surrounding mountains however you like best! Find other events happening near this festival!