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Beltway BBQ Showdown

We would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended this year's Showdown. Here is a complete list of this year's winners!

For those in attendance, please fill out this quick satisfaction survey

We hope to see you next year at at the Showdown!

June 6-7 2014


Tucker Road Athletic Complex
1770 Tucker Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Ages 13 & up: $2/person 
Ages 12 & under: FREE 

Due to limited on-site parking, FREE parking and a shuttle will be offered from Rosecroft Raceway. Please take advantage of this easy pick-up and drop-off service right at the entrance of the Showdown!

Permitted Accessible Parking is available on location.

The 8th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown contest highlights the art of barbecuing in Prince George’s County and the Mid-Atlantic region. This BBQ Showdown is nationally sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and draws teams from the Mid-Atlantic area. Over 5000 people come to celebrate and enjoy the art, music and history of BBQ in Prince Georges County, Maryland.

The Beltway BBQ Showdown offers a tremendous number of fun activities for the entire family! The competition returns to the Tucker Road Athletic Complex in Fort Washington, Maryland. This Maryland BBQ festival offers live music, a Classic Car Show, food and craft vendors and a children’s area full of fun things to do. Returning are events occurring under the Tasting Tent; cooking demonstrations; the finger licking Buck-A-Bone (ribs cooked by the pro-grill teams available for $1.00 each) and the popular “People’s Choice BBQ Sauce Contest.” Continue browsing to discover more!

In 2007, the Governor of Maryland issued a proclamation classifying The Beltway BBQ Showdown as a State BBQ Championship. This status allows the Grand Champion of the contest to attend the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri!

View a complete listing of last year's winners.

Come join us -- you won’t want to miss it!

For additional information about:

BBQ Competitors and Judging 


Exhibitors and Merchandise Vendors 


Classic Car Show 
Norman Ford, 

Food Vendors
Antoinette Beacham,



Xtreme Teens Friday Night Grill-off:


The center is located in Fort Washington, Maryland, between Palmer and Tucker Roads.

From the Capital Beltway (I-495) south toward Richmond, Virginia, take Exit 4 west (St. Barnabas Road) toward Oxon Hill. At the first traffic light, make a left onto John Hanson Lane. At the next traffic light, make a right onto St. Barnabas Road. Continue through Bock Road intersection and make a left onto Tucker Road. The center is on the right. (Tucker Road Sports/Ice Rink Complex is on the left.)

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Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Beltway BBQ Showdown Facts

June 6 & 7 2014

  • Teen Grill Off - June 6, 6-10 pm
  • BBQ Showdown - June 7, 12-7 pm
  • Free parking
  • Admission $2/person;
    Children 12 & under FREE
  • Tucker Road Athletic Complex
    1770 Tucker Road
    Fort Washington, MD 20744