BBQ Team Competition

2016 Winners


View the Team Competition Winners from the 2016 Showdown.

Showdown Location


The rich smells of BBQ will fill the air on Saturday, June 10 at the 11th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown! The Prince George's Equestrian/Show Place Arena is the new home to the Showdown. It is conveniently located just off Maryland Route 4 and Pennsylvania Avenue in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Barbeque Apparatus

Contest Rules & Prizes


The four standard categories of this Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned event are chicken, pork, beef and ribs. Each type of meat will be barbecued over coals and wood. KCBS certified judges will crown the grand champion and award a purse of $15,000 for the best BBQ in each category. This prize money is sure to delight the winner and bring about friendly competition to those vying for their share! Competition always heats up at closing time. We'll be looking forward to an exciting grand finale this year.

Event Features


Check-in is Friday and the Showdown festivities begin Saturday at high noon. We promise this family fun day will give you and our visitors the opportunity to truly enjoy the perks. Quality food vendors, crafters, sponsors and community exhibitors will be on site to enhance the day. Other Showdown highlights include the Classic Car Show and great entertainment on stage. If you're interested in selling as a food vendor, please view the Food Vendor Pack.

Additional Information


For judge information, contact Sparkle Canady. For additional information on contest teams, contact Shawn Hinely. Feel free to spread the word so others may enjoy a chance to participate in the 11th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown! Don't miss this winning weekend!