Taste of DC offers all-day entertainment in several forms.

Experience DC through everything from music by local artists to cooking demonstrations from world-class chefs.  And don’t miss the annual Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship held exclusively at Taste of DC!

Check back for more information and schedules for Taste of DC’s Main Stage, Beats & Eats Stage, and Culinary Stage brought to you by ABW- A Better Way.

Main Stage

1:00pm–1:30pm  Batala Washington

1:30pm–2:15pm  Cheaper than Therapy

2:15pm–2:30pm  Georgetown Phantoms

2:30pm–3:00pm  Ben’s Chili Bowl Chili Eating Competition MILITARY

3:00pm–3:45pm  Ben’s Chili Bowl Chili Eating Competition CHAMPIONSHIP

3:45pm–4:00pm  Take Note Acapella

4:00pm–4:45pm  Cheaper than Therapy

5:00pm–5:45pm  Billy Winn

6:00pm–8:00pm  The Fishermen Band

11:00am–12:00pm  The Piranhas

12:00pm–12:45pm  Turtle Recall

12:45pm–1:00pm  DC Bhangra Crew

1:00pm–2:45pm  7 Deadlies

2:45pm–3:00pm  Beyond Limits Dance Ensemble

3:00pm–3:45pm  N2N

4:00pm–4:45pm  Capitol Hillbillies

5:00pm–6:00pm  Chute

Beats & Eats Stage

1:00pm–1:45pm  Demi Day

1:45pm–2:00pm  Treble in Paradise

2:00pm–2:45pm  DJs Pork n Beans

3:00pm–3:45pm  Micro Massive

4:00pm–4:45pm  Jodeci Milhouse

5:00pm–5:45pm  Dan McGuire Group

6:00pm–8:00pm  DJ Julian Rivera

11:30am–1:00pm DJ Julian Rivera

1:00pm–1:45pm  Heather LaRose

1:45pm–2:00pm  Treble in Paradise

2:00pm–3:45pm  Fellowcraft

3:45pm–4:00pm  Beyond Limits Dance Ensemble

4:00pm–6:00pm  Words Beats and Life

Culinary Stage

1:30pm  Milton’s Local: Local Bacon Sausage

2:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

2:30  Mastro’s: All Things Chopped – Pork Chop, Lamb Chop, Rib-Eye Chop with Mastro’s Signature Lobster Mashed Potatoes

3:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

3:30pm  Peruvian Bros: Ceviche Fresh & Fast – The Peruvian Way

4:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

4:20pm  Zivaara: Chocolate and Beer Pairing – Two Great Tastes that Do Taste Great Together!

4:30pm  Chef Jason, MGM National Harbor: Make Your Own Mozzarella Burrata- At Home!

5:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

5:30pm  Chef Mark Bucher: World Champion Burgers at Home

6:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

11:30am  Milton’s Local: Local Bacon Sausage

12:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

1:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

1:30pm  Ne-Gai: Tuna Poke Demo

2:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

2:30pm  Chef Jason, MGM National Harbor: Whole Baby Pig Porcetta Demo

3:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

3:30pm  Zivaara: Chocolate and Beer Pairing – Two Great Tastes that Do Taste Great Together!

4:00pm  SKYY Vodka: Magic Infusions with SKYY Vodka

Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship

Taste of DC is proud to announce the 2016 installment of the Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship, where brave men and women are pitted against the finest chili in the land—the stuff of myths– Ben’s Chili Bowl chili.

Last year Joey “Jaws” Chestnut took home the gold after years of intense training and preparatory carb-loading. Chestnut continues to shine bright in the competitive eating community, clinching victory at this year’s 92nd annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th. Taste of DC looks forward to seeing Chestnut and other famed contestants chow down at this year’s competition and encourages everyone to experience the Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship front and center!

This is the sixth annual Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of DC. The nation’s capital. DC’s premier food festival. Ben’s Chili Bowl chili. It’s a recipe for greatness, people, greatness. At the table or in the crowd—don’t miss it!

This contest will take place at 3pm on the Main Stage on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Taste of DC.

Ben’s Chili Bowl’s Military Chili Eating Championship

Taste of DC is proud to host our annual Military Chili Eating Championship this year!

Our brave women and men in uniform deserve to be recognized for their commitment and sacrifices to our country, and for a select crew of eager service people, for their impressive chili-eating abilities as well.

Are you a member of the military renowned for your ability to out-eat your entire squadron and come back to the Mess Hall for seconds? Click below to sign up for this year’s competition!
I’m Ready for the Challenge