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Memphis Events - World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

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Memphis Events - World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis: May 16-19

Enjoy a four-day extravaganza of ribs, brisket, chicken, seafood, and even whole hogs at the 2018 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Memphis' signature food festival attracts more than 230 teams from numerous states and foreign countries who come to compete for slow-smoked glory. Sample a huge assortment of barbecue treats and sauces, including tomato, mustard, and vinegar based varieties.

BBQ Sauce Wrestling, Live Music, and Miss Piggie Idol

But there's much more than barbecue - you'll also find crazy events (like sauce wrestling) and top-name music performances. This year's headliners include Graceland Ninjas, Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, and Big Daddy Kane. Cheer for your favorite talent during the Miss Piggie Idol competitions, and watch the awards ceremony.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Tickets & Location

Tickets to the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest are available online for pre-purchase and cost $10 for a one-day pass (plus taxes and fees). You can also add on a trip down BBQ Alley ($15) and the Kingsford Tour of Champions event ($15). The food festival takes place at Tom Lee Park on Riverside Drive, just 1.5 miles from our stylish Memphis hotel. In addition to a convenient central location near Beale Street, you'll also enjoy an outdoor pool, on-site dining, and spacious suites with flat-screens. Contact us and make your booking today!

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