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Beltway BBQ Showdown

May 29-30, 2015


Friday Night Teen Grill-Off

May 29, 6-10 pm
$5 general admission 
Free with M-NCPPC Youth Id 

Saturday Festival & BBQ Competition
May 30, 12-7 pm
$5 general admission (18 & up)
$2 ages 4-17 
Free for 3 & under 

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

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 9th 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 

Food Vendors


Classic Car Show 
Norman Ford, 



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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Beltway BBQ Showdown Facts

May 29 & 30, 2015

Teen Grill-Off 
May 29
6-10 pm

BBQ Showdown
May 30
12-7 pm
Free parking & shuttle from Rosecroft Raceway

Tucker Road Athletic Complex
1770 Tucker Road
Ft. Washington, MD 20744