24th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

BY GRACE BEAL

The Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle is celebrating its 24th year this June, and is regarded as one of the largest and most interesting food and music festivals in the country. Teams cook off in one of the following categories: Beef Brisket, Chicken, Pork Rib and Pork Shoulder, Butt, or Picnic. First place prize is $1000,

The battle will also feature a Giant Sampling Pavilion on the main strip of Pennsylvania Avenue, featuring over 20 brands of foods and goods. Entertainment includes 30 bands on 3 different stages, with artists like Marcus Johnson, Secret Society, and The Muddy Crows.

The 24th annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle will take place on June 25th and June 26th, from 11 am to 7:30 pm.