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Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest

May 11 - May 14

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 $140,000 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.”

The 2022 competition will be held in the Memphis Fairgrounds May 11 – 14, 2022 due to construction in our home at Tom Lee Park. We’ll be back on the river the next year.

Any COVID19 protocols that are in place at the time of the event will be enforced. Event details subject to change. The safety of our patrons and staff are our top priority.


Liberty Bowl Stadium
335 S Hollywood St
Memphis, TN 38104 United States
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