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Best BBQ Festivals and Competitions

When we think of barbecue, beer, bourbon, and even blues come to mind. Here are some of our favorite BBQ festivals and competitions that deliver on all of the above.

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Safeway’s National Capital Barbecue Battle
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Safeway’s National Capital Barbecue Battle

The annual 2-day competition along Washington, DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue has something for everyone, including top barbecue chefs and vendors, cooking competitions and demonstrations, as well as lots of samples and non-stop live entertainment. Bonus? It benefits local Boys & Girls Clubs.

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