12th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown

June 10, 2018

12 noon—7 p.m.

The Show Place Arena  •  14900 Pennsylvania Avenue  •  Upper Marlboro, MD 20772


The 12th Annual Beltway Barbeque (BBQ) Showdown contest has returned to The Prince George’s Equestrian Center—Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland!

The competition highlights the art of barbecuing in Prince George’s County and the Mid-Atlantic region and is nationally sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) drawing teams from all over the Mid-Atlantic area.  A total of $15,000 will be awarded to the winners! In 2007, the Governor of Maryland issued a proclamation classifying The Beltway BBQ Showdown as a Maryland State BBQ Championship. This status allows the Grand Champion of the contest to attend the “American Royal” in Kansas City, Missouri.

Every year, up to 5000 people celebrate and enjoy the art, music and history of BBQ in Prince George’s County. This event offers live music, a Classic Car Show, quality food and craft vendors, plus, the children’s area is full of fun things to do. Favorite events occur under the Tasting Tent such as grilling demonstrations, the finger licking “Buck-A-Bone” ribs cooked by the competition teams for $1 each, and the popular “People’s Choice” BBQ Sauce Boss contest which is 3 samples for $1.

For more information, visit the website at: http://www.pgparks.com/710/Beltway-BBQ-Showdown or call, 301-699-2255.

Ages 3 and under Free
Ages 4-12 $3 per person
Ages 13 and up $10 per person
VIP (limited to the first 25 people)

• Designated seating under a tent by the stage
• Meet and greet with the headliner
• 5 Buck-A-Bone tickets

$50 per person