7th annual Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Starting Thursday night and through the rest of the weekend, if you happen to pass by Lincoln Park you'll smell the sweet aroma of bar-be-que. That's because this weekend is the return of the Pork and Hops Challenge.

To kick things off on Thursday night a BBQ 101 class was taught by BBQ world champion,Kelly Wertz. Friday night, is craft brew night that will feature local brewers.

Each night the day’s events are followed by a concert. On Friday night Little Texas will perform, and then Saturday night long time country star Joe Diffie will take the stage. City officials say that the music should be done around 9:30 pm.

The event brings in people from all around the nation to compete in the challenge. The official competition judging takes place on Saturday. The competition awards will be announced at 3:30pm. New to this year’s event, a car show will take place on Saturday that starts at 11:30 in the morning.