12 Aug 2019
Summit County is a Festival Foodie’s dream! Coloradans love trying new foods and getting creative in the kitchen and these Summit County festivals reflect that. Whether you’re looking for something that’s family-friendly or have specific diet restrictions, Summit County food festivals have something for everyone. Find one below that’s right for you!
Bacon & Bourbon Festival (Keystone, June)
It’s true - an entire festival dedicated to bacon. A Colorado favorite, this festival features thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired cuisine. Enjoy bacon bloody marys while enjoying live music. Send the kids off to Camp Bacon for age-appropriate festival fun while you enjoy a flight of bourbons (with a bacon backer, of course.)
Mac & Cheese Festival (July, Copper)
Copper Mountain’s Annual Mac & Cheese fest is the perfect family-friendly foodie event, paying homage to the comfort food staple. Classic and creative concoctions alike are ready for sampling while you enjoy live entertainment and free activities for kids. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.
Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival (July, Breckenridge)
Located in downtown Breckenridge, this event features more than 70 wineries from all over the United States and over 300 wines to sample. Enjoy live music, small plates, cooking demonstrations, and food and wine pairings throughout the weekend - a culinary experience not to miss!
Frisco BBQ Challenge (June, Frisco)
One of the longest-running festivals in Summit County, the Frisco BBQ Challenge is so much more than sampling delicious BBQ. Free concerts, pig races, a bacon-themed 6k run, cooking demos, street performers, a whiskey tour and so much more make up this favorite festival. Located in downtown Frisco, chefs compete for champion titles in several categories including pork, chicken brisket, ribs, BBQ sauce, and more and winners go on to compete in a world-class barbecue competition. Anyone who says Colorado isn’t serious about their barbecue needs to visit this festival!
Pack your palate and head to Summit County for any (or all) of these fantastic food festivals! Book your luxury accommodations today with River Ridge Rentals - the perfect place to relax and recover from your foodie festival food coma!
Photo credit to Keystone Festivals and Frisco BBQ Challenge.