WCBCC Visitor FAQs

Below are things to know before you visit the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest:

  • This is a competition. Local health regulations prohibit teams from serving barbecue to the general public. There are barbecue vendors, as well as other food vendors that sell food to the public.
  • Food and beverages, including beer, are available from the concessionaires.
  • All food must be purchased with cash. ATMs are available at Tom Lee Park for your convenience.
  • Picture I.D.'s will be required from everyone purchasing alcohol.
  • The Kingsford Tour of Champions and Cooker's Caravan allow for a team-like WCBCC experience.
  • Wear comfortable shoes! The park is roughly one mile from end to end.
  • All packages and purses are subject to inspection.

WHAT NOT TO BRING: No beverages, bicycles, cans, containers, coolers, food, glass bottles, laser pointers, lawn chairs, over-sized umbrellas, pets, roller blades, roller skates, water guns, weapons or thrown objects (baseballs, footballs, frisbees, etc.).

Visitor Information

We love visitors! Each year, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest entertains visitors from around the world. In 2015, visitors came from all 50 states and several foreign countries. Please let our guest services volunteers know you are our visitor, and they will explain all of the rib-tickling entertainment offerings.

If you're planning on visiting the event, please take advantage of the following programs and events for visitors.

While local codes prohibit teams from selling barbecue to the general public, the Kingsford Tour of Champions allows you to taste and judge world-class barbecue.

Ms. Piggie Idol

Imagine grown men dressed in tutus and snouts, parading around the stage and "singing" familiar songs with barbecue-infused lyrics involving pork, grilling and more. It's an event you have to see to believe.