7th annual Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

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.

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