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Tickets & Admission to the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

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General admission tickets are also available at the gate during the days of the event. Advance tickets are available online at a discounted rate.

1 Day Adult Admission $20.00 (at the gate)
2 Day Adult Admission $30.00 (at the gate)

Children 12 & under are free.


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Glass bottles, cans, coolers, lawn chairs, pets, or bicycles are not permitted in the event. Bags subject to search.

event rules and regulations

Glass bottles, cans, coolers, lawn chairs, pets, or bicycles are not permitted on the event grounds. Bags will be subject to search.


Free Food Samples in the Taste of Giant® Sampling Pavilion and throughout the event site (while supplies last), 30 bands on 3 stages play Rock, Reggae, Go Go, Jazz & Blues with Spin Doctors, Everlast, Aubrie Sellers, EU Featuring Sugar Bear, Back Yard Band, Stone Driver, The Reagan Years and See-I with members of Thievery Corporation, Vybe Band, Trouble Funk, Dr Bacon. Jah Works to name a few.

Cooking Demonstrations by Pitmasters Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone. Interactive exhibits and sports teams including the Baltimore Brigade, Washington Wizards, Mystic, Valor, and Washington Redskins.

Also catch special exhibits and attractions like the Nathan’s Famous Hotdog Eating Contest, the Big Bite Tour, the Johnsonville “World’s Largest Traveling Grill,” interactive games and activities and much more fun for all.

Plus, witness National BBQ Championship Contests as teams from across the country compete for  big cash and prizes. We’ll see you at the BBQ!

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