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Memphis in May…But in October!

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Memphis weather must think she’s slick, giving us seemingly perfect weather the one time Memphis in May is postponed. Hopefully we’ll be in her good graces during the rescheduled dates, because Memphis in May in the fall sounds like a real good time to me!

The full line-up of Memphis in M…I mean Memphis in October events has been released! Even though it feels like things are still up in the air, doesn’t it feel nice to have something to look forward to? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Memphis in May Fall Dates:

**Note that the 2020 International Salute to Ghana will now take place in 2021**

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (9/30-10/3)

It’s no surprise that the greatest BBQ party in the world goes down in Memphis every year! Reminder: this is a contest, not a food festival, so most of the grub is being made for the judges. BUT there are still ways for you to get in on the championship-quality chow, along with the opportunity to learn a thing or two from the peeps who know their way around the barbie. Did we mention that sauce wrestling is also a thing? Because it is, and it’s quite the spectacle.

  • Purchase tickets to all the BBQ festivities here

Beale Street Music Festival (10/16-10/18)

I’m one of those people that comes for the music, but stays for the pronto pups and funnel cakes. I’ve seen India.Arie, Tyler the Creator, Florence the Machine, and more grace the BSMF stage—and each year, I get to knock someone off my must-see list, which is a very fulfilling feat. With the festival’s postponement, scheduled acts, such as Louis the Child, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Lumineers, Toad and the Wet Sprocket, and The 1975, had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. Nevertheless, the show must go on, and when it does, we will be ready!

  • Purchase tickets for the music festivities here

Great American River Run (10/24)

For those of you that run, I bet you’d rather do it in the fall anyways. During the Great American River Run, you’ll lose yourself in the Downtown Memphis views as you make your way to the finish line with your fitness friends. They’ve got a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K, so choose your journey wisely, and remember, think fast!

  • Learn more about your run here

For those of you that are traveling to Memphis for all this fun, peep this helpful guide for valuable information about lodging options, parking, etc.

The folks running Beale Street Music Fest are still fine-tuning the fall line-up, so make sure to keep an eye out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, for that to drop!

Keep up with Memphis in May on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on all festivities.

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