World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

May 2023 (dates not updated) ?

locator Memphis Fairgrounds
Memphis, TN 38104

Status: Updated 4/18/2022
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, part of Memphis in May International Festival. Features more than 200 teams from across the U.S. and around the world competing for more than $115,000 in cash prizes. Teams cannot serve the public, but barbecue can be enjoyed with tickets to BBQ Alley (just $15): 5 barbecue restaurants cooking plus the Big Green Egg Cooking Team.
  • Admission: $13 - $600
  • Days/­Hours Open: Wed 11am‑10pm, Thu 11am‑10pm, Fri 10am‑10pm, Sat 10am‑10pm
  • Address: Tiger lane North, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Entertainment: 1 stage - National, Regional, Local. Music: CY RK ??
  • Other Activities: bbq contest, ms. piggie contest, barbecue sauce wrestling
  • Attendance: 75,000
    # Food Booths: tba
  • # of Exhi­bitors: na
    Juried: no
    Prize Money: na
  • Deadlines: Art & Craft: na
    Music: until full
    Food: until full 
  • Promoter: Memphis in May International Festival, Inc. ^
  • Show Dir.: Festival Office

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