Benefiting a wide variety of local community initiatives, this annual festival is held in downtown Washington, on the beautiful Washington waterfront. Pitmasters from all over smoke overnight and are judged by experts. In addition to the barbecue cook-off, other events include the Chili cook-off, where a variety of chefs submit their best recipe for cash prizes. The Parade of Pigs, live music performances, arts and crafts and a 5K race add to the day’s excitement. This event is organized by the Washington Noon Rotary. The funds raised by this club are donated directly to local charities. Come out and enjoy the great barbecue and participate in fun for the whole family.