Patriot's BBQ set up for competition
BBQ Competition information and registration

Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival is a KCBS and RMBBQA sanctioned state event

Per KCBS rules, there are 4 meat categories required to be eligible for the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand
Champion and the Top of the Mountain awards. In addition, for the top of the mountain award, you must also
have competed in the Frisco Colorado Barbecue Challenge the previous weekend.

There will also be 2 extra categories; side dish and dessert. Entry in the 4 meat competition is not required to
enter these two categories. Entry in either category is $30 with a limit of 3 entries in each category.

All KCBS requirements will be strictly adhered to for competition.

All KCBS rules and regulations will be strictly adhered to for competition.

Click here for Kids Q registration

KCBS Certified BBQ Judge class registration


The fee for entering the competition is $250, This ensures entry into all 4 meat categories and a 15′ X30′ foot spot
on Harrison Avenue. Longer spaces will also be available. A 15′ X 40′ spot is an extra $20. There will also be 20
amp electrical service available. Bring your own extension cords up to 150 feet.

While we encourage our contestants to sell their product, there will also be a limited number of competitor-only

All teams must meet Lake County Public Health Department requirements for hand washing and food safety.

All teams will be inspected by the fire marshal or one of his said designees, and by the health department.

Fire extinguishers and tent weights will be required.

There will be receptacles for trash, ash, grease and gray water disposal conveniently located for your use.

Fresh water will be available at 4 locations on main street as well.

Kids Q

We are excited to expose kids to the BBQ world. We will provide the grills and start them at 4 p.m. Friday with a
turn-in time of 6 p.m.. A parent must be present with the child during the entire preparation and cooking
process, but please, let the child do the preparation and cooking.
($25 per entry)

Load in and arrival:

Registration and sign-in starts Thursday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at the judges’ tent on the county courthouse front yard
until 9 p.m., resuming Friday from 7 – 10 a.m.

Load-in is Thursday from 5-10 p.m. and Friday 6-10 a.m.

Meat inspection will be Friday from 9 a.m.-noon with the representative certifying all contest meats begin raw.