Welcome to our 3nd annual KCBS BBQ State championship competition. The Leadville/Lake
county chamber of commerce is excited to host a family, fun filled weekend of tasting BBQ and
fine local micro brews, topped off with live music. Along with the BBQ event there will be a
family zone with numerous activities.
All this, only 100 miles from the Denver metro area, on Harrison ave, the main street in Leadville
Colorado, the highest city in Colorado.
The festival is on June 23, 24th 2017, and starts on Friday morning the National Anthem at
12:00 AM. Live music on the stage starts at 3 PM, at the south side of Main Street, Harrison
avenue. Located between the historic Silver Dollar Bar and the Tabor Opera House, there will
be local and front range bands " rocking the boulevard ". And as one might expect, fresh BBQ
prepared by some of the countries best pitmasters to indulge your taste buds on. Follow it with
a great micro brew to wash it down. As we at the Chamber of Commerce believe this is a family
event, to be enjoyed by all ages, we will also be sponsoring a "kids Q" for the children. Cost of
Each Kids entry is $25. Starting at 4:00 Friday afternoon children ages 5 to 15, accompanied by
an adult can compete by cooking a meat of their choosing, on a small weber grill to be judged
and scored for a chance at a trophy and cash. Please see the website for entry forms and
Music and gorging on some of the best BBQ to be had continues until 9 PM, and resumes the
next day, Saturday the 24th. Starting at 10:00 again, BBQ enthusiasts can again indulge to their
hearts desire. Music continues at 12:00, with an awards ceremony at 4:00 for the BBQ
competitors. Food sales continue till 5:00 PM. All competitors are requested to be off the street
by 8:00 PM.
Want to stay for the weekend? Plenty of camping, hiking, fishing and 4 wheeling available, for
you to explore the surrounding mountains in your own unique way.
High Altitude Tips:
The altitude in Leadville, Colorado, is 10,152 feet above sea level, with area mountain peaks
reaching more than 14,400 feet. Altitude illness can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical
condition, at altitudes above 6,000 feet. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, and avoid alcohol,
caffeine, and strenuous exercise the first few days of your visit. If you experience shortness of
breath, a persistent headache, nausea or vomiting, seek medical attention.
Due to the high elevation and thinner air, there is less natural protection from the sun here. With
an average of 310 sunny days each year, sun protection is a must.