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Xtreme Teens: Friday Night Fun 

Under the Big Tent – the Tasting Tent!


Enjoy the best ribs in town, prepared by the hottest grill teams in the area! If you don’t mind licking your fingers, this is the place for you! This is how it works-– purchase your tickets from the Information Booth or Ticket Booth; Then, redeem your tickets for great tasting ribs! The 'Buck-A-Bone' is one dollar for one buck, which allows you to sample a rib from a variety of Beltway BBQ Showdown competitors. It’s the best deal in town! Food is limited--get them while they're hot! 

The 'People’s Choice' Sauce Contest

Enjoy different sauces from Beltway BBQ competition teams. Voting is simple: get a free pork sample, select from the variety of savory sauces, then vote for your favorite! The winner will be declared and announced from the main stage at the end of the day. Afterwards some of the sauces will be available for purchase from the grill teams. Come early, because samples are limited!

Cooking Demonstrations

Check out informative, creative and innovative demos from our master chef, who will share professional secrets, recipes and kitchen skills to improve your way around the kitchen and grill! And, it wouldn't be a cooking demonstration without tasty, free samples.

Beer and Wine Garden!
This year, adults with proper ID will be able to enjoy a beverage in a garden area near the main stage. Rock out to the performers with a pint of beer or glass of wine in hand! 

Around the Grounds

Children’s Area

Let your child be a kids with these fun attractions: moon bounces, games, face painting and craft projects! And, for everyone, we'll have a mechanical bull, cornhole toss and commemorative photos! A few bonus items this year include: the fabulous pig races and a petting farm. This promises to be a wonderful day for every child and for adults who are still young at heart!

Mechanical Bull Rides
Do you have the strength to stay atop a rocking, bucking bull? Test your limits on our mechanical bull rides! Tickets will be available at the Information Booth and Children's Ticket Booth. 

Commemorative Photos
Create memorable experiences and take a photo in the BBQ Showdown cutout! Grab a few friends and family members and you'll have a great souvenir. 

Cornhole Toss Game 
If you don't know how to play, don't worry about a thing! A favorite at tailgates and backyard parties, learning to play this bean bag game is easy to learn. All you need is a team of two to challenge another pair; grab a partner and test your skills! 

We love our volunteers! If you are 15 or older, and would like to join the us, it’s not too late! Most positions will be in the Children's Amusement Area working with children and enjoying the day. Here are more details; we look forward to having you! 

Classic Car Show
This popular event is back, and better than ever! See the candy-colored retro cars and, as a bonus, you get pick your favorite. 

On Stage 
Enjoy great, live entertainment all in one location! The line-up is currently being confirmed; once it is, the performance schedule will be posted.  

We have it all! Food, crafts, merchandise and exhibitors. Make sure you enjoy the tasty food, fill your bags with great purchases or introduce your organization to the community. Think you have something great to sell? Please submit a completed application.  

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