Giant National Capital BBQ Battle

This event last took place on Jun 23rd, 2018
11:00 AM EST (1100R)

More information to follow regarding the 26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle coming Summer of 2018!

The Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle has become one of the largest and most unique food & music festivals in the country. Celebrating the art of cooking and the joy of eating, the Barbecue Battle offers residents of the Greater Washington area and throughout the east coast, the chance to enjoy America’s favorite pastime right here in our Nation’s Capital. 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.

The Giant National Capital BBQ Battle benefits USO-Metro’s mission of strengthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.



Special thanks to Giant and everyone involved in making the 25th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle such a delicious event!

Check out results from the 2017 Competitions!

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