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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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A Summer of Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods Returns to Wolf Trap!



Across the meadow from the Filene Center, literally tucked in the woods at Wolf Trap National Park, the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods series has been a summer tradition for generations of children and families. Whether it’s epic storytelling, eye-popping puppetry, or engaging music and dance, every show is designed to ignite a lifelong love for performing arts.

All shows are about an hour long and are perfect for children ages 4 and up. The season starts tomorrow, June 20, with Alex & The Kaleidoscope! Other highlights this summer include Red Yarn, David Engel Jedi Training Academy!, The Whizpops!, Maryland Youth Ballet, and more! See full schedule here.

Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods runs at Wolf Trap Tuesday through Saturday from June 20 – August 5. All shows begin at 10:30am. Tickets are $8-12 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office (though advance purchase is recommended as shows could sell out). Read a KFDC review of the series here.

This post is sponsored by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Tee Up for Family Fun at the Quicken Loans National PGA Tournament

Rickie Fowler, at the 2016 Quicken Loans National, will play again this year (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

Rickie Fowler, at the 2016 Quicken Loans National, will play again this year
(Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)



The Quicken Loans National, a premier PGA TOUR tournament and a staple of the DC area’s must-attend sporting events is returning this summer from June 26 – July 2. Held for the first time at TPC Potomac in Potomac, MD, 120 of the top professionals from around the world are invited to the competition that has showcased some of the Tour’s most dramatic, record-shattering performances.

Along with the golf action on the course, there will be plenty to enjoy off of it, too — especially for families. The tournament features numerous programs just for kids, including:

Complimentary Tickets for Kids
For young golf fans, there is no better deal than complimentary admission to the Quicken Loans National for kids 12 and under. Free kids grounds tickets can be picked up at the Box Office, located at Main Street, when accompanied by a ticketed adult ticket. For youth ages 13-17, Discounted Rocket Mortgage MadHouse kids tickets can be purchased at the box office along with discounted grounds tickets.

Junior Clinic
Sharpen your golf skills with help from the PGA TOUR’s best players! On Wednesday, June 28, the Quicken Loans National is hosting a youth golf clinic. The free clinic will take place on the driving range at TPC Potomac. Learn from PGA TOUR pros in a group setting exclusively for youth and pick up tips to take your game to the next level.

Kids Village
Fun for all ages, the new Kids Village will provide kids and parents a break from the live golf action. Featuring mini golf, interactive games, and activities tailored for our young fans will be a popular destination every day at the National.

Tickets to the Quicken Loans National are also the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad who loves golf and time with his family. General admission grounds tickets provide flexibility for the family on the go by offering guests the option to attend the day of their choice. The Golf Lovers Package combines a premium Ruth’s Chris Steak House sandwich with access to the premium Quicken Loans Rocket Mortgage MadHouse along with an entrée at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House concession.

The best part? Your ticket makes a real difference. As a TGR Live managed event, all proceeds from the Quicken Loans National benefit the college access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation, supporting youth education through the TGR Learning Lab and Earl Woods Scholar Program. And TGR Live and the Quicken Loans National have been leaders in the community in military appreciation, offering numerous programs and activities which support military members and their families.

Ready to tee up for this summer event? Here’s what you need to know:

The Quicken Loans National runs June 26 – July 2 at TPC Potomac located at 10000 Oaklyn Dr, Potomac, MD. Adult tickets start at $20-40/day for grounds, $75/day for the Rocket Mortgage Madhouse, $140/day for stadium seating. Tickets for kids ages 13-17 are $10/day for grounds, $35/day for the Rocket Mortgage Madhouse. Admission is free for ages 12 and under!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Quicken Loans National, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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