Come for the bites, stay for the beats. Experience DC’s biggest Oktoberfest, the legendary Chili Eating Championship, live music,  world-class chef demonstrations and crafty artisans – all at Taste of DC!


Ben's Chili Bowl's World Chili Eating Championship

Taste of DC is proud to announce the 2017 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…Don’t miss what happens this year!


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Oktoberfest at Taste of DC

DC’s biggest and best Oktoberfest has arrived! Enjoy steins, bratwursts, lederhosen & more at Taste of DC’s first Oktoberfest celebration!

Main Stage Events

Local bands and the District’s best DJ’s will be providing live music all weekend long!

Beats + Eats Stage

This year’s lineup will keep you dancing in between bite of DC's tastiest foods and sips of the best drinks in town.

ABW Culinary Stage

World-class chefs will lead exciting demonstrations to create culinary masterpieces.