Things are heating up in the city of Boulder, and it’s not just the University of Colorado’s football team. Eximius Productions will be hosting its two-day Q BBQ Festival at the legendary Folsom Field – which includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink packages, live music, giveaways and activities for the whole family.
This is Eximius Productions’ first event in which they’ve partnered with a collegiate athletic team. They have previous partnerships with NFL teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos. Brian Wahby, the founder of Eximius Productions, stated, “This event provides an avenue which we have been looking to explore and brings our unique BBQ experience to a whole new group of friends.”
The festival prides itself on showcasing different meats, styles of cooking and regional flavors, which include bites from 12 pit masters, five of which are from Colorado – Jason Ganahl of GQue BBQ, Blaine Baggao of ADOBO, Bill Espiricueta of SMŌK Barbecue, Clint Whittemore and Elizabeth Krosnicki of Sugarfire Smokehouse; and Jeff Gebot of H3SH3R BBQ Co. David Hawthorne and Eric Hansen of Not Just Q in Dallas; and Tim Scheer from Blues Hog BBQ in Missouri are among the many other pit masters of which festival goers will be able to explore.
Originally from St. Louis, Wahby created the festival simply as a place for human connection and good food. “There is no greater pleasure that I get when I see people having fun at our events,” he stated.
Q BBQ Fest is set to take place on October 20 and 21 at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Folsom Field. On Friday, October 20, the event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, October 21, the event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
General admission tickets run for $20, allowing entry into the festival and a pay-as-you-go option served with a complimentary pulled pork sandwich. VIP tickets and packages can be purchased for $109 online at the Q BBQ Fest website or $129 at the door for an all-you-can-eat and drink experience plus exclusive VIP-only samples, cocktails and lounge areas. Children 12 and under are free. For CU students, general admission tickets cost $10.
For more information, visit the Q BBQ festival website.
All photography courtesy of Q BBQ Festival and the University of Colorado.