August 5th & 6th 2022
Cole Park, Alamosa CO

Beat the Heat is a 2-day event where professional BBQ teams compete for 15k in cash prizes. Held annually in Alamosa, Colorado, teams travel from all over the country to compete. There is a People’s Choice category which allows eventgoers to taste BBQ from professional teams and vote for their favorite.

Beat the Heat has a wide range of activities for everyone. In addition to tasting People’s Choice BBQ, eventgoers can compete in the Cornhole Tournament, let their kids do the cooking in the Kid’s Q and run in the Hogwaller Mud Run. Plus in 2019, we added a Craft Beer Tasting. Don’t forget, there’s live music, yard games, food vendors for you to enjoy!

Friday August 5th



Do you have a young pit-master or budding chef in your family? Kids Q lets the kiddo’s do the cooking in this kids only event, with three categories and cash prizes in each one!  


Like any good BBQ, Beat the Heat BBQ & Brews has Cornhole!

Compete in the Brewers Classic Cornhole Tournament during the Friday Night Kickoff to the BBQ for a chance at Cash Prizes, and cool swag! 


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Saturday August 6th

Hogwaller Slip n Slide
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Beat the Heat with the coolest Mud Run around! The Hogwaller Mud Run is a muddy run along the banks of the Rio Grande, with 8 obstacle courses. The all-ages race finishes with a splash on a giant slip and slide. 


People's Choice 


People's Choice is the best way to get your hands on mouthwatering, award winning BBQ. $20 will get you 10 sample tokens and one voting token. Each sample ticket is good for a 2 oz sample of KCBS style professionally prepared BBQ. Once you've had your fill, take your voting token back to your favorite team!  Get Tickets @ the Info Tent during the event 

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Beat the Heat with Craft Beer! Sample craft beer from a variety of regional breweries, and chat with the brewers. Be sure to also grab BBQ samples so you can pick your favorite BBQ & Brew Pairing! 

Hogwaller Awards @ 11 am
  KCBS Awards @ 5 pm

Saturday on the Stage