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! Stay tuned for the 2017 lineup. 

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. Stay tuned for the 2017 lineup! 

ABW Culinary Stage

World-class chefs will lead exciting demonstrations to create culinary masterpieces. Stay tuned for the 2017 lineup! 



DC Chili Cook-off At Taste of DC

The ultimate tailgate party, The Chili Cook-off at Taste of DC, will feature chili, beer and barbeque and specialty programming!


Kids Zone at Taste of DC

Activities for future foodies makes Taste of DC even more family-friendly for kids of all ages!