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Recognized by USA Today 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 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 $115,000 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 barbecue event two years in the making is set for May 12-15, 2021! 

General Admission tickets, VIPit Passes and Kingsford Tour of Champion tickets are now on sale! <-- Ticket link 

Due to current health restrictions, the overall event capacity and the number of tickets available are VERY limited. COVID19 mandates in place at the time of the event will be strictly enforced. Due to COVID restrictions, no tickets or admissions of any kind will be sold at the gate.

The capacity of Tom Lee Park is established at the discretion of the Shelby County Health Department. In the event that we are allowed to increase the capacity for the event, we will release additional tickets for sale. IF that happens, then we will make any new tickets available for purchase on May 3, 2021. At this time there are no plans to release additional tickets, if you’re interested in attending the World Championship, please purchase your ticket today.

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