DESCRIPTION The 25th Annual Giant National

DESCRIPTION The 25th Annual Giant National
Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 11:00 AM –
The 25th Annual
Giant National Capital BBQ Battle
America's Food & Music Festival
June 24th & 25th, 2017
Pennsylvania Ave, (3rd to 7th Streets) NW
Washington, D.C.
30 Bands on 3 Stages, Cooking Demos, Lot's of
Free Food Samples, Exhibits, Contests and
Benefiting The Capital Area Food Bank and
USO of Metropolitan Washington
Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 7:00 PM
Giant National Capital BBQ
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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One of our Nation’s Largest and Most Popular Annual Food and Music Festivals, the
Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle officially kicks off the 2017 Summer Season on
June 24 and 25, 2017. For more than two decades, The Barbecue Battle has been
cooking up lots of great food, music & fun on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania
Avenue. This exciting event offers Washington D.C. area residents and visitors alike, a
two-day line-up of everything from tempting BBQ & Grilled food samples to cooking
demonstrations, interactive exhibits and non-stop live entertainment on three music
“One of America’s Best Barbecue Competitions.” —SAVEUR Magazine
“Top Five Can’t Miss Summer Festivals in the Country.”—CNN Travel
“One of the Nation’s Best Food Festivals.” —The Huffington Post
Now celebrating its 25th year, 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 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, “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 American Bus Association, just to
name a few.
Pennsylvania Avenue will be smoking with lots of great BBQ cooked up by America’s
Top Chefs from across the country. This two-day festival features teams competing for
their share of Cash & Prizes throughout the weekend. Contests include Military Chef
Cook-Off benefiting the USO Military Chef cook-off in which attendees will be given the
opportunity to taste and vote for their favorite BBQ prepared by Military Chef
representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Other contest
include the National Pork Board’s National Pork BBQ Championship, The Australian
Lamb Cook-Off, Smithfield Rib Contest & Perdue Sizzlin' Chicken Contest.
Lot's interactive activities and attractions for families and kids of all ages to enjoy
including Sabrett Hot Dogs, Johnsonville’s World’s Largest Grill, Mr. Peanut's 100th
Anniversary Tour, Barefoot Beach with Free Wine Samples (21 & over),The Big Bite
Tour, Colgate Bright Smiles Tour, Heineken Libation Stations,
The Taste of Giant Sampling Pavilion - longer than a footballField - offers a line-up of
delicious and tempting FREE BBQ & Grilled food samples, while Cookbook Authors and
Celebrity Chef’s like Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone, Destination America’s popular
“BBQ Pitmasters” entertain and educate with cooking demonstrations on the popular
Giant Demonstration Stage.
There’s something for everyone’s musical tastes with an eclectic mix of 30 bands on
three stages performing Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, R&B and Go Go. While entertaining
so many food, music and fun-lovers, the Giant Barbecue Battle has raised over $2
million dollars for Washington area Charities and donated tons of food to area Food
Banks. This year's Giant BBQ Battle will raise funds for the USO of Metropolitan
Washington with the Capital Area Food Bank.
For more information, visit
We’ll See You, at the B-B-Q!
Event is held Rain or Shine, sorry no refunds
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