Join us for the CSU BBQ Showdown at the Stanley May 26th & 27th!

BBQ Contestant Registration is now closed. Please purchase People’s Choice tickets on-site! You can still purchase Temple tickets through this link.



Join us for the CSU BBQ SHOWDOWN at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO May 26 – 27! Enjoy your stunning surroundings at the historic Stanley Hotel, with evening events to include drinks, music, and of course – BBQ! This is open to the general public as well as BBQ enthusiasts of all skill levels! We can introduce you to this deep-rooted American tradition or you can take your knowledge of BBQ to the next level!

The 2ND Annual CSU BBQ Showdown is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) as a State Championship, Jack Daniels Qualifying Contest! Enter your best pork, pork ribs; brisket and chicken to try your luck at impressing the judges to win cash prizes in each category. Contestants can also compete for a People’s Choice award and convince all of Estes Park that you’re the true BBQ Master! Registration for contestants coming soon!

*This event will be open to the public, with parking available at The Stanley Hotel for $10/day. BBQ, drinks, and other items will be available for purchase. The People’s Choice will be held on Sunday, May 27th 11:00am-4:00pm, tickets are available on-line or on-site, tickets are $15/adult and $10/children ages 5yrs.-11yrs. The Temple Grandin talk will be held on Saturday, May 26th at 4:00pm, tickets are available here for $12/person. For contestants who are interested in competing, please register here, entry fee is $250/team.

Information about our musical guest coming soon!


BBQ Showdown Public Schedule

BBQ Showdown Competitor Schedule

Rules and Special Info for Competitors



The Stanley Hotel

Register to compete

Temple Grandin Talk

People’s Choice Ticket’s Adult

People’s Choice Ticket’s Children

Big Green Egg Workshop and Demo

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