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 nationally-known bands like Soul Asylum, ConFunkShun, Cowboy Mouth and others.
Patrons will also 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 in Washington.