Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle Festival


BBQ is going virtual!

Taste of Giant Cooking Demonstrations and Recipes: Come one, come all! Top BBQ chefs from across the country will be sharing their favorite recipes for the Ultimate At-Home BBQ Feast.

Giant BBQ Contests: Join contests such as the Perdue Sizzlin' Chicken Contest, Smokin' with Smithfield, Turkey Smoke, America's Best Beef Contest, Best BBQ Sauce Jr. Chef Competition, Military Chef Cookoff with members of USO-Metro, and more. Contests are open to the public will feature prizes, shopping sprees and more! Put your best recipe forward and if you prefer to sit back and judge, vote for your favorite!

BBQ Tips from America's Top BBQ Pitmasters: Welcome a pitmaster into your living room and then take things to the backyard to get grillin'. BBQ legends including Myron Mixon, Tuffy Stone and Moe Cason will be sharing their best tips and tricks for the tastiest BBQ.

BBQ Battle of the Bands: For music fans, Giant's Ultimate BBQ Battle of the Bands will feature a variety of artists performing across two stages. Bands will be competing with recent and favorite Giant Barbecue Battle rock, reggae, jazz, blues and R&B performances. A third stage will feature more soon-to-be announced headline performances.

Giant Kids Zone: Additionally, participants can check out the Giant Kids Zone featuring activities, contests and summer music for the whole family and the Monumental Sports Zone with action from legends of the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics.

Giant Corks to Caps: The Giant Corks to Caps experience will feature tips and information for wine and beer enthusiasts such as wine pairing techniques and the differences between some of the most popular beer varieties.