Below you will find a taste of our 2017 competitions and competition sponsors.

Giant National BBQ Championship
KCBS Sanctioned


Date: Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th 2017.

Teams cook off in the “Giant National BBQ Championship” sanctioned by KCBS and conducted under KCBS rules.  Categories included: Beef Brisket, Chicken, Pork Rib & Pork Shoulder, Butt or Picnic. The prize structure for each category is as follows: 1st Place-$1,000; 2nd Place-$750; 3rd Place-$500; 4th Place-$250; 5th Place-$100. All winners including 6th Place will receive a trophy. Teams competing in all four KCBS Categories will qualify to become the Overall Grand Champion of The Giant Barbecue Battle with a Grand prize of an additional $3,000 and the title of the Giant National Barbecue Champion, Washington, DC.

Perdue Sizzlin’ Chicken Contest


Date: Saturday, June 24th 2017.

Teams competing in the Perdue Sizzlin’ Chicken Contest will receive “Free Perdue Chicken” to prepare for judging in the KCBS Chicken category. The highest scoring KCBS Chicken entry using Perdue Chicken will be proclaimed “The Perdue BBQ Chicken Champion.” Prizes are as follow: 1st Place-$1,000, 2nd Place-$750, 3rd Place-$500, 4th Place-$250, and 5th Place-$100.

Smithfield Rib Championship

Date: Sunday, June 25th 2017.

Teams entered into the KCBS Rib category using Smithfield Ribs are automatically entered into the “Smithfield Rib Championship” Teams competing in this special contest category will receive complimentary “Smithfield Ribs” to prepare for judging (2 racks). Ribs will be distributed to teams on site, free of charge, beginning on Friday evening. The highest scoring KCBS Rib entry using “Smithfield Ribs” will win $1,000 and be proclaimed “Smithfield Rib Champion.” 2nd place wins $750, 3rd place $500, 4th place $250, and 5th place $100.

The National Pork BBQ Championship


Date: Sunday, June 25th 2017.

“The National Pork BBQ Championship” is the Official Pork Championship of the National Pork Board. Winners of this contest will be determined based on the highest combined scores of the two (2) KCBS Pork entries submitted on Sunday in the KCBS Sanctioned Contest along with the On-Site scores submitted by the National Pork Championship On-Site Judges. The Grand Champion (first place winner) will be awarded $1,500, a trophy and the title of “National Pork BBQ Champion.” The second place winner will be awarded $1,000 and a trophy. Third place will receive $500 and a trophy. Fourth and fifth place winners will receive trophies.

Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest

Teams will compete throughout the weekend in the Nation’s Best Sauce Contest. The 1st Place winner will receive $1,000 with trophies going to 2nd & 3rd Place.

Military Chefs Cook-Off Benefiting USO Metro


Date: Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25h 2017.

Competition between all branches of the military awarding winners both Saturday and Sunday. Come out and cheer on your favorite team from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard as they compete in the Military Chefs Cook-off benefiting USO Metro.

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