I received a press release today announcing Safeway’s 15th Annual National Capital Barbecue Battle On Historic Pennsylvania Avenue, Between 9th and 14th Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 and Sunday, June 24th, 2007.
Once a year, politics takes a back seat to food, music and family fun when everyone votes “Yea” to Washington’s biggest taste event, the award-winning Safeway’s 15th annual National Capital Barbecue Battle. Held each year on the first weekend of summer, this extravaganza of tastes, sights and sounds offers something for everyone to enjoy.
The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle features the National Pork Championship, where barbecue-obsessed teams from across the country compete for over $25,000 in cash and prizes and the coveted title of National Barbecue Champion. The event attracts tens of thousands of local, national and international barbecue enthusiasts who enjoy free food samples in the Safeway Sampling Pavilion, celebrity chefs and on-going cooking demonstrations, every type of mouth-watering barbecue from vendors from across the country, over 25 rock, R&B, jazz and blues bands performing on three stages, kids activities including NBA basketball games for kids led by players and stars, exciting interactive exhibits and much more family fun!
With so much to eat, see and do, it’s no wonder the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle has been voted a “Top 10 BBQ Event” by The Travel Channel and Discovery.com, and a “Top 100 Event” in the U.S. by the ABA Travel Industry Association .
The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle is also the largest annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Metropolitan Police Clubhouses, and has raised over $800,000 for this very worthwhile organization, as well as several others, in past years.
Visit http://www.bbqdc.com/ for more details or call the event info line at (202)828-3099