Beat the Heat BBQ & Brews 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. Beat the Heat boasts People’s Choice ,which allows eventgoers to taste BBQ from professional teams and vote for their favorite, alongside a Beerfest, & plenty of free entertainment!

Friday Noon - 11 pm

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Check in @ 3 pm-Turn in @ 5:30 pm

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!  

Kids Q 6-10
Kids Q 11-15
 Young Guns

starts @ 7 pm

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!

Sign up at Square Peg Brewerks or Friday at the Park

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Cornhole in Cole Park

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Friday Night on the Stage

1874 Distilling Bloody Mary Showdown @ 6:00 pm
Ol' Scratch @ 7:00 pm         &         Blue Sky @ 8:30 pm

Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

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starts @ 10 am

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. 

Register for the Race Here


People's Choice 

11 am - 3 pm

*Or 'till we're sold out

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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1 pm - 4 pm

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! 

Get Advance Tickets @ Square Peg Brewerks Alamosa Taproom

Hogwaller Awards @ 11 am
Open Mic @ 1 pm         &         Awards @ 5 pm

Saturday on the Stage