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Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest
May 12 - May 15
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 Tom Lee Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, TN. Teams travel from around the world and across the U.S. to compete for the title of World Champion and a share of prize money. The Contest features HOT competition in the championship pork categories of Ribs, Shoulder, and Whole Hog, as well as the ancillary competitions of Hot Wings, Sauce, and “Anything But Pork.”