Below you will find a full taste of the 2018 BBQ competition categories.

Giant National BBQ Championship
KCBS Sanctioned

Date: Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th 2018.

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 23rd 2018.

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.”

Smithfield Rib Championship

Date: Sunday, June 24th 2018.

Teams competing in the Smithfield Rib Contest will receive “Free Smithfield Ribs” to prepare for judging in the KCBS Pork Rib Category.  The highest scoring KCBS Pork Rib entry using Smithfield Pork Ribs will be proclaimed “The Smithfield BBQ Rib Champion.”


The National Pork BBQ Championship

Date: Sunday, June 24th 2018.

“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.”

Nation’s Best BBQ Sauce Contest 

Teams will compete throughout the weekend in the Nation’s Best Sauce Contest.

Military Chefs Cook-Off Benefiting USO Metro

Date: Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24h 2018.

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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