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   The Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle – A ‘Can’t-Miss’ Summer Festival
by Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 3:32PM EDT

WASHINGTON - The Giant® National Capital Barbecue Battle is a “can’t-miss” summer festival—the 26th year of celebrating some of the country’s best BBQ, family fun, live music, and entertainment. The event has received numerous awards and titles over the years including 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.

Travel to Washington, DC and discover how historic Pennsylvania Avenue transforms into a festival of amazing sights, aromas, and sounds on June 23rd and 24th. During this weekend only, the Nation’s Capital will become the center of BBQ perfection, bringing back even more savory delicious barbecue, countless summer specialties, nationally-recognized barbecue cooking contests, live music, TV celebrities, and entertainment experiences for all.

Fans will enjoy live performances by musical guests including The Plain White T’s, Ocean Park Standoff, Experience Unlimited “EU” featuring Sugar Bear, reggae with See-I, and international jazz recording artists Marcus Johnson; all a part of a powerful lineup of 30 talented bands that will be performing across 3 stages all weekend long, including; the Pepsi Lays Sound Stage, Famous Dave’s Music Stage, and the Monster Energy Stage.

The fun doesn’t stop there as visitors from across the country can make their way to the Taste of Giant® Sampling Pavilion, the Giant® Local Flavors Tent, and additional spots throughout the event site to enjoy plentiful free BBQ & grilled food samples. Popular BBQ restaurants from around the country will also be on-hand serving up delicious BBQ chicken, pork, ribs and brisket. To quench everyone’s thirst, the event will feature the Giant® Corks and Caps Wine and Micro-brew Sampling Tent, Ravage Wine Samples, a variety of Anheuser-Busch beverages, and popular non-alcoholic drinks.

In between listening to some great live music and sampling some of the best barbecue in the country, thrilled visitors can also explore an array of unique exhibits and activities that are fun for the whole family, including: the Johnsonville Big Taste “World’s Largest” Grill, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, the Mr. Peanut Tour, the Comcast Tech Pavilion, and more. There will also be plenty of summer sports action from the Baltimore Brigade, Washington Wizards, Mystics, Valor, Washington Redskins, and DC United.

Remember to stop by the Giant® Chill Zone! Brand new to the Giant® BBQ Battle this year, the Giant® Chill Zone! is the perfect place for families to take a break from the heat, while still having a great time. The zone features rides, games, free ice cream, misting tents, and more.

The high-stakes Giant® National Barbecue Championship cooking competition takes place all weekend long. Barbecue legends like Myron Mixon, Tuffy Stone, and Moe Cason from TV’s “BBQ Pit Masters Show” compete side-by-side with other top BBQ chefs and teams from around the country. The contest winnings include cash, prizes, and the coveted title of ‘America’s National Barbecue Champion.’ Teams cook off in multiple other cooking contests as well, including: The National Pork Board’s National Pork Championship, the Perdue Sizzlin’ Chicken Contest, the Smithfield BBQ Rib Contest, and America’s Best BBQ Sauce. In addition, military chefs from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard battle to win the Military Chef’s Contest.

The 2018 Giant® National Capital Barbecue Battle is heating up to be the biggest & best yet, so mark your calendar for June 23rd and 24th and bring the whole family to DC’s favorite celebration of the art of barbecue and all that comes with it. Purchase tickets now by visiting bbqindc.com/tickets/. Please visit http://www.BBQinDC.com for event schedule and more information.

About The 26th Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle 
On June 23rd and 24th, 2018, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd and 7th Streets, NW, in Washington, DC will become the epicenter of BBQ perfection, bringing together delicious BBQ, delectable summer specialties, nationally-recognized BBQ Contests, popular bands, celebrity chefs & more. The Giant BBQ Battle has received numerous awards and titles over the years including 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.

Make sure to arrive at the festival hungry as the event offers plentiful free BBQ & grilled food samples in the Taste of Giant® Sampling Pavilion, Giant® Local Flavors Tent and throughout the event site. Popular BBQ restaurants from around the country will also be on-hand serving up delicious BBQ chicken, pork, ribs and brisket.

The high-stakes Giant® National Barbecue Championship Cooking Contest takes place all weekend long. Teams cook off in multiple cooking contests including: the National Pork Board’s National Pork Championship, the Perdue Sizzlin’ Chicken Contest, the Smithfield BBQ Rib Contest, and America’s Best BBQ Sauce Contest. In addition, attendees can sample and vote for top military chefs from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard cooking off in the Military Chef Contest.

The 2018 Giant® National Capital Barbecue Battle is heating up to be the biggest and best tasting yet, so mark your calendar for June 23rd and 24th and bring the whole family to DC’s favorite celebration of the art of BBQ. Visit us http://www.BBQinDC.com. We’ll see you at the BBQ!

Source: Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle 


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