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General WCBCC22 Information

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 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. 

 WHERE IS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE COOKING COMPETITION?

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is taking place at the Memphis Fairgrounds in 2022 due to construction in Tom Lee Park where the event usual takes place. The Memphis Fairgrounds are located in the heart of Memphis at 335 S. Hollywood Street, Memphis, TN  38104.

I CAN PURCHASE BBQ FROM TEAMS, RIGHT?
NO. Remember that this is a barbecue competition, NOT a food festival. The difference is that the teams are cooking only for the judges, team members and friends, not the general public. Additionally, local health department 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. Other food and beverages can be purchased through different on-site vendors.

SO IS THERE ANY WAY TO EAT THE BBQ THEN?
The general public has access to taste AND judge barbecue from the teams competing by purchasing a ticket for the Kingsford Tour of Champions. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This unique barbecue experience gives you the chance to judge and sample barbecue and listen to teams explain their craft. Typically, we also have several championship teams vending.

WHAT AGES ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE COOKING CONTEST?
All ages are welcome at World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and each patron, regardless of age, will need a ticket.

DO I NEED CASH?
Most purchases can be made with cash or credit. ATMs are available at WCBCC for your convenience.

ANY OTHER TIPS TO ENJOY WCBCC?
Be aware that all bags and purses are subject to search. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes as well you will do a lot of walking.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be presented rain or shine.

ARE REFUNDS, RAIN CHECKS OR EXCHANGES AVAILABLE?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds, rain checks or exchanges.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET UP-TO-DATE, ACCURATE WEATHER INFORMATION?
Visit Memphisweather.net for weather updates, radar coverage, graphics, statistics and more!

ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Pets are not allowed. Service animals that are trained to assist an individual with a disability are allowed at the Memphis Fairgrounds provided the animal does not pose a danger or threat to other service animals or patrons. Owners of service animals are responsible for the animal’s personal care. For entry into the events with a service animal, please bring your certificate and place the service animal in the appropriate vest to identify the animal. Service animals must be under the control of their owners at all times and must be on a leash at all times.

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