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BBQ Competitors Information

The rich smells of BBQ will fill the air on June 6 and 7 at the 8th 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 this 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 Show and live entertainment. Stay tuned: arrangements are being made for this year's line-up. The blues and R&B music is sure to have visitors dancing all weekend long.

Spread the word so others may enjoy a chance to participate in the 2014 Beltway BBQ Showdown!

Don't miss this winning weekend!

Forms to Download 

Dear Pit Master
Showdown Grill Team Application
Certified KCBS Judges Application

For Judge or Team Information contact: 

Jonathan Jones (for teams)

Regina Randall
 (for judges)

This event is sanctioned by the KCBS


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