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Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle Celebrates 25 years with New Aromas and Spectacles

Find out What’s cooking at the Giant BARBECUE BATTLE® Press Release

Washington, D.C. (April 19 ,2017)
– All BBQ fans know that the Annual National Giant Capital BARBECUE BATTLE® boasts some of the country’s best BBQ and family fun every summer. And, considering 2017 marks the event’s 25th anniversary in DC, every BBQ and summer fun enthusiasts will fill to the brim with food, revel in fun and get a charge out of world-renown attractions galore.

The Giant National Capital BARBECUE BATTLE® returns on June 24th and 25th bringing with it the joys, aromas and spectacles you’d expect on a 25th anniversary event. Since the Giant BBQ Battle will take place on both Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Ave, NW between 3rd and 7th, attractions for the family are spread out across the entire event. Visitors will be captivated by a wide array of entertainment from traditional exhibits – like the iconic Wiener mobile and Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill, the world’s largest BBQ grill on a semi-tractor trailer flatbed– to the new exciting interactive and fascinating attractions sponsored by Nissan and the local Washington Nationals.

With over 13 incredible attractions–and counting–this year’s National Capital BARBECUE BATTLE® promises an emersion into the senses for everyone from toddlers to grandpa. While grandma is taking a ride in the virtual reality Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile, the rest of the family can be hauling in tons of free samples from The Giant Sampling Pavilion. Take a walk on the wild side with the Nutmobile tour where you can meet Mr. Peanut and help celebrate his 101st anniversary. Then, after watching the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest & Mobile Tour—featuring plenty of kid friendly games—and Meet nine-time champion hot dog eating champion, Joey Chestnut. Now that you’re hungrier watching Joey, walk across the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill and ask the grill master to serve you one of the thousands of delicious brats and sausages sizzling away. How about winning a brand-new Ford vehicle of your choice, from the 2017 Ford Experience Tour—it’s all here at the BBQ Battle.

For only two days, you can experience unique exhibits & activities from beloved local vendors like Comcast, WAHL, and DC Department of Parks and Recreation. Sports fans will get light-headed taking in all the summer sports action from just about every DC sports team including, The Washington Wizards, Mystics, Valor, National’s, Redskins and DC United. And remember that in the heart of everything, spectacular cooking demonstrations will feature a host of celebrity chefs, each filling the air with aromas to make your mouth water.

About The 25th Giant National Capital BARBECUE BATTLE®

This year’s Giant BBQ Battle will take place on both Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Ave, NW between 3rd and 7th Streets. The usual street noise will be replaced by the sounds of powerful vocals and soulful melodies.

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.

The 2017 Giant National Capital BARBECUE BATTLE® is heating up to be the biggest & best yet, so block off the weekend of June 24th and 25th and prepare the whole family for DC’s Favorite Festival of feasting & fun!

For more information, photos, and event details visit, or contact Melanie Hosch, BBQ Battle Media Relations by email at [email protected] or 202-488-6990. Stay informed of the latest BBQ Event updates by following the BBQ Battle on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bbqindc.