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Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
Now celebrating its 26th year, the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle has become one of the largest and most unique food & music festivals in the country. The event has received numerous awards such as being named “One of Five Can’t Miss Summer Festivals in the Country” by CNN, a “Top 10 BBQ Event” by The Travel Channel, “One of America’s Best BBQ Competitions” by Saveur Magazine and “An Event Worth Traveling To” by the American Bus Association, just to name a few.
Cooks from across the country compete for cash and prizes and the coveted title of National BBQ Champion. Barbecue legends compete side by-side with top BBQ Chefs and mom-and-pop teams for the coveted title of America’s National Barbecue Champion.
At the event, visitors can dig into flavorful plates of beef brisket, chicken, pork and lamb prepared by some of the best BBQ restaurants from across the country. Guests will be offered plentiful free food samples throughout the event site. To quench everyone’s thirst, the event will feature Barefoot Beach Wine Sampling, Giant® Corks and Caps Micro-Brew and Wine Sampling Tent, a variety of Anheuser-Bush products, and plenty of popular non-alcoholic drinks.