The National Capital Barbecue Battle is an annual competition between top BBQ restaurants from the Washington, DC area and around the country. If you love barbecue you’ll love the food samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays and children’s activities at this sizzling summer festival. The nation’s best barbecue teams cook-off for over $40,000 in cash and prizes in two major contests.
The Barbecue Battle features live entertainment including 30 rock, R&B, jazz, and blues bands performing on three state-of-the-art stages. Musical entertainment includes bands like the Wailers, Roy Ayers, Sugarbear with EU, Trouble Funk, Be'la Dona, Deanna Bogart, Crash Boom Bang & Kristin & the Noise, Brian Lenair & David Bach and others. Patrons will enjoy the interactive exhibits like the NBA Nation Basketball Tour and children's activities including rides, magicians, and sports attractions. The National Capital Barbecue Battle has been voted a “Top 10 BBQ Event” by The Travel Channel and Discovery.com and has been featured on broadcasts all over the world. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. In 2014, military chef’s representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will be cooking off to raise money for the Wounded Warrior project.
Dates and Times
June 21-22, 2014
Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC between 9th & 14th Sts.
Near Federal Triangle, Metro Center and Navy-Mem'l Archives Metro Stations.
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Adults: $12 in advance / $15 day of show
Children: 12 and under are Free with adult admission