Benefit barbecue contest planned

The Colorado Pork & Hops Festival is set to return to Lincoln Park in Grand Junction on Sept. 10 with barbecue, craft beers and other attractions.

The festival also will include the U.S. Bank People’s Choice BBQ Tasting. For $10, participants taste up to 10 different barbecued pork samples and vote on their favorites. The tasting event will start at 1:30 p.m.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit United Way of Mesa County.  Last year, the event brought in $2,500.

For more information, visit www.unitedwaymesacounty.org.