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    2021 Denver Barbecue (BBQ) Festival

    Traditionally held on Father’s Day Weekend, the new Fall dates will bring together legendary pitmasters from Denver and around the nation to serve award-winning BBQ. In addition, attendees can enjoy cold beer, refreshments, BBQ tutorials and demonstrations; as well as games and activities for the whole family. Attendees will be able to listen to great music and purchase world-class BBQ from some of the most iconic pitmasters and restaurants across the country.

    This year, the VIP Pit Pass is bigger, better and more BBQ-y than ever! This all-inclusive experience gets you in the pits with the legends, where you can watch them work their meaty magic while they feed you their world-famous Que. Additionally, patrons can enjoy complimentary cocktails crafted from recipes that the pitmasters themselves created, along with beer, wine and soft drinks.

    “The Denver BBQ Fest is a celebration of award-winning BBQ. We’re bringing the best pitmasters from right here in Denver and around the country to our backyard at Empower Field at Mile High for everyone to enjoy,” says Chuck Olney, Director of Business Development of Empower Field at Mile High.

    ACTIVITIES AND KEY VISUALS: Similar details to the 2019 Denver BBQ Festival below:

    • Pitmasters from 7 states
    • 3,000 square feet of grill space being used/cooked on
    • 10,000 miles traveled to come and cook
    • 1 semi of charcoal given away


    • 8,000 lbs ribs (3,600 slabs)
    • 5,000 lbs of brisket
    • 3,000 lbs of chicken
    • 3,000 lbs sausage
    • 600 lbs potato salad
    • 2,000 lbs of beans

    WHEN: Friday, September 17th – Sunday, September 19th

    WHERE: Empower Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant Street, Denver, CO 80204

    TICKETS: Admission is FREE on Friday evening (beginning at 5 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday (beginning at 10 a.m.), but for an elevated experience, VIP lounge tickets and all-you-can-eat Pit Passes are available HERE.

    The event is finished.


    Sep 17 - 19 2021