Get Ready for the Giant BBQ Battle with a Great Giveaway from BrightFarms!

Images of fresh produce may not be what you’d pair with mention of a Barbeque Battle, but when there’s a great giveaway hosted by a produce company that will be offering tastings of their products at the event, it makes perfect sense. Besides, a fresh salad is a perfect complement to a meaty barbeque dish!

The 25th Annual Giant National Capitol Barbeque Battle is returning to DC this weekend, June 24-25, for two days of food and fun for all ages. It’s one of the largest and most popular culinary festivals in the country, welcoming over 100,000 visitors each year to enjoy festivities ranging from cooking demos to live entertainment to celebrity appearances to food tastings and, of course, the competition to distinguish the best barbeque around.

BrightFarms will be among the booths in the Local Flavors Tent showcasing their products and offering samples of their fresh produce. The company uses sustainable greenhouse farming to supply grocery stores with fresh lettuce greens, tomatoes, and herbs year-round to meet the growing demand for local produce. Here in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area, they work solely with Giant grocery stores to deliver produce — farm to shelf within 24 hours — from their greenhouse facility located in Culpeper, VA. This conserves nutrients, keeping items fresh. Taste and freshness go hand-in-hand; fresher will taste better! And BrightFarms is not just proud to be local, but also non-GMO and pesticide-free.

​If you plan on attending the Barbeque Battle, be sure to stop by the BrightFarms booth and mention KidFriendly DC — they will provide you with a package of their locally grown salad to take home! In the meantime, you can enter their giveaway below for a chance to win tickets to the event this weekend along with a other great prizes.

As for the rest of the Barbeque Battle, non-stop entertainment will include 30 bands on three stages, plus appearances from celebrity chefs, TV cooking personalities and cookbook authors, representatives from the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics, Nationals, D.C. United and the Washington and Baltimore arena football teams, Valor and Brigade. Attendees can also enjoy return of the popular Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest and fan-favorite Joey Chestnut, who broke the world record by eating 73 and a half hotdogs in 10 minutes at last year’s event.

The 25th Annual Giant National Capitol Barbeque Battle takes place on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 3rd & 7th Streets. Hours are Saturday, June 24, 11am – 9pm and Sunday, June 25, 11am – 9pm. Tickets start at $12/adult for one-day admission ($20 for two-day), kids 12 and under are free.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win 4 Tickets to the 25th Annual Giant National Capitol Barbeque Battle from BrightFarms simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite barbeque dish. Get an extra entry by commenting on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page as well. This giveaway will run through 8pm on Thursday, June 22, 2017, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter.

This post is sponsored by BrightFarms, however, I only promote products, events, places, and programs that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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49 Responses to Get Ready for the Giant BBQ Battle with a Great Giveaway from BrightFarms!

  1. Jason Wenrich

    Pulled pork is the best BBQ dish!

  2. While I love BBQ chicken, I love all the sides like watermellon, corn on the cob, etc.

  3. Lyra

    Pulled pork with memphis style bbq sauce.

  4. Jennifer

    BBQ ribs!!!!

  5. Rebecca Hawes

    Pulled pork with coleslaw – yuuuummmmm

  6. Nikki ka

    Pulled pork with Carolina sauce, also brisket

  7. Lori

    As the only vegetarian in my family, I love BBQ sauce n a veggie burger. My meat loving family would say ribs.

  8. Julia

    Pulled pork is my favorite!

  9. Marcela

    Bbq ribs on the outdoor grill are delicious.

  10. Claudine

    Chicken tomato onion kebab with mint based marinade!

  11. Catherine West

    I love pulled pork and potato salad!!

  12. Sabrina Adewumi

    BBQ Salmon ? or shrimp ? !

  13. Gracie

    BBQ Chicken!

  14. SHER

    I love brisket!

    And I love the BBQ Battle, we go every year! Love the samples and the tasting tent.

  15. Avelyn Young

    Korean bbq shortribs!

  16. Robert Welch

    I hope there is going to be some Beef … I grew up in Texas. It will be fun either way.

  17. Ben E.

    BBQ ribs on the grill can’t be beat.

  18. Christine

    I love BBQ chicken!

  19. Doreen Morgan

    Texas Beef Brisket all the way baby!

  20. Laura

    Pulled pork-Carolina style and beef brisket, yum!

  21. Tamira K Butler-Likely

    BBQ ribs are my favorite!

  22. Harmony Jones

    Pulled pork

  23. Lindsay

    Pulled pork

  24. Judith

    i love bbq chicken

  25. Robert Welch

    Beef ribs … lots of Tomato based sauced baked in …. and don’t forget the Baked Beans ….

  26. Laurie pickett

    All the BBQ 🙂 chicken or pulled pork!

  27. Sarah

    Pulled Pork BBQ, Carolina style 🙂

  28. Lea

    Making me hungry……greens

  29. Cher B

    Always great food, samples, and a good time.

  30. B. Lopez

    Grilled Chicken Kabobs with a side of salad. Yummy!

  31. Patricia Pollack

    BBQ pulled pork sandwich with a side of grilled corn 🙂

  32. Isabel Rivera

    Pulled Pork! and bbq ribs ????

  33. Crystal

    Nothing like a hand formed, well spiced burger on a brioche or sesame bun!

  34. Francine S

    BBQ Ribs!

  35. Pauline

    I have to go with the ” classic ” Burger 🙂

  36. Colleen

    Pulled pork

  37. Brenda Brown

    We’ve never been but we try to BBQ at home and sometimes it’s amazing other times not so much

  38. Mel

    BBQ brisket with coleslaw and mac and cheese!!

  39. Abby N

    I love barbeque pork and beans!

    -Abby N

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