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Safeway's Tenth Annual
National Capital BBQ Battle

June 22-23   Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC

Southern Festivals News Service

For the Tenth and best year yet, the Safeway's Barbecue Battle features serious competition between top BBQ competitors, great BBQ restaurants from our area and around the country, cooking demonstrations, free food samples, interactive cooking displays and children's activities.

Experience the best in top national and regional Rock, Reggae, Jazz, and Blues. There is seating for thousands under tented cover. Kick off your Summer with the National Capital Barbecue Battle!

No matter how you spell it- Barbecue - Barbeque - Bar-B-Que - BBQ - You'll love America's National Barbecue Championship in the Nation's Capital: The Tenth Annual National Capital Barbecue Battle. The Battle takes place on Pennsylvania Avenue, June 22nd and 23rd, 2002 in Washington, DC. The Barbecue Battle was voted one of North America's TOP 100 Events for 1999 by The American Tourism Industry Association.

Here, in the shadow of the Nation's Capitol, tens of thousands of people witness barbecue teams and restaurants from around the country compete to win over $13,000 in cash and prizes and a chance to represent the Mid-Atlantic United States at the Barbecue World Championship, Memphis in May. Benefiting the Metropolitan Police Boys &: Girls Clubs &: DC Doubledutch, the Barbecue Battle celebrates the art of barbecue in a spirit of community, family and fun.

Variety IS the spice of life, and along with all the great, spicey BBQ, you and the family will get to enjoy a sampler of the greatest talents in America! Check out this line up of talent!

Safeway's Barbecue Battle was voted one of the country's Top 100 Events by the ABA tourism industry association and a Top 10 BBQ Event by The Travel Channel and It has been featured on "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," CNN, Lifetime TV, PBS's "Cook-Off America" series, and even internationally. Come and enjoy a great weekend at the Barbecue Battle!

Also, new this year, The Richmond, Virginia Barbecue Battle is coming to scenic Brown's Island in Richmond. The event will take place Labor Day weekend, August 31 and September 1, 2002, and will feature the official Barbecue Championships of the City of Richmond and the State of Virginia. Winners will cook-off the following year at the National Barbecue Championship Contest and have a shot at the World Championship, Memphis in May

Safeway's National Capital BBQ Battle
Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW   (Between 9th and 13th Streets)
Washington, DC
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