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World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will return to Liberty Park in 2024.

Join us for the Ultimate Showdown May 15-18, 2024!

General Admission Tickets are on sale now!

2024 VIPit Passes are on sale now!

Recognized by USAToday as the “Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest,” the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is a four-day competition held in Memphis, TN. Teams representing the best of barbecue that have been honing their craft for years compete for the title of World Champion and a share of the more than $150,000 in prize money. The Contest features championship pork categories of Ribs, Shoulder, and Whole Hog, as well as the ancillary competitions of Hot Wings, Sauce, and “Anything But Pork.”

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May 15 - 18 2024


All Day


Fairgrounds in Liberty Park
Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104


Memphis In May International Festival
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