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BBQ Competitors' Information

The rich smells of BBQ will fill the air on May 29 and May 30 at the 9th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown!  

Once again, the event returns to the Tucker Road Athletic Complex located in Prince George's County, conveniently located near the Washington Beltway in Fort Washington, Maryland.

The four standard categories of this Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)  sanctioned event are chicken, pork, beef and ribs. Each type of meat will be grilled on coals. KCBS certified judges will crown the Grand Champion and also award $10,000 in total prize money for the best BBQ in each of the categories. This prize money is sure to delight the winner and bring about friendly competition to those vying for it! Competition always heats up on Saturday--and we'll be in for an exciting grand finale with our grill teams this year. Here's how the Showdown ended last year

This two day event begins Friday at 6 pm with the Xtreme Teens Grill-Off. But, stay for the rest of opening night's festivities.  The showdown continues Saturday with a family fun day. We promise it will give visitors the opportunity to truly enjoy the perks of this BBQ competition! Quality food vendors, crafters, sponsors and community exhibitors will be on site to enhance the day. 

If you're interested in being a food vendor, please view the Food Vendor Pack.

Other Showdown highlights include the Classic Car & Motorcylce Show and live entertainment. Stay tuned, arrangements are being made for this year's line-up. 

Spread the word so others may enjoy a chance to participate in the 2015 Beltway BBQ Showdown!

Don't miss this winning weekend!

This event is sanctioned by the KCBS

Certified KCBS Judges: If you're interested in judging, download the 'Judges Application' below. 

Forms to Download 

PDFDear Pit Masters
PDFShowdown Grill Team Application
PDFCertified KCBS Judges Application

For Judges or Team Information, contact: 

Jonathan Jones (for teams)

Sparkle Canady
 (for judges)

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