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Memphis in May

"Most prestigious 

 barbecue contest."

The Memphis in May series of events includes what is arguably the most prestigious barbecue cooking competition in the US, with the name “World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest” (WCBCC).

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This is a serious competition with some fun events. You can join some private sessions with competitors and judge, taste, and interact with the teams. There are cooking classes held by these masters of the flame, and then there are food choices and beer gardens for all to enjoy. WCBCC is a grand daddy event that is esteemed in the ‘Q world and enjoyed by thousands. See below for coverage of this year's and past year's events.

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Memphis in May – World Championship Barbecue Cooking Competition

Updated: 9/10/23 Memphis in May and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Competition

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Memphis in May 2022 – Coverage & Winners

When they said this was the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, The

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Memphis Grizzlies Cheerleader Wins Rib Eating Competition

Rib Eating Surprise When you think of competitive eating, who comes to

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Memphis in May 2021 – Coverage & Winners

For current results, and upcoming information on Memphis in May BBQ Competition,

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BBQ History Series: Memphis in May (MiM) 1978

The MiM Memphis in May: The World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest, 1978

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Tennessee River BBQ Battle and Music Festival

"Over 10 G's 
up for grabs."

TN River BBQ is and early fall event, 9/23-9/24 in 2022, taking place in Savannah, TN. Usually drawing a hundred or so teams, this is a qualifier event for The American Royal Barbeque Competition and the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Barbeque Competition and has over $10,000 in prize money up for grabs.

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2021 includes a pork chop competition for the pros and their usual wing cook off. The judges will award The Governor’s Trophy, and this event offers an interactive people’s choice tasting for pulled pork with ballots to select the People’s Choice Award. In addition to the competition there is a variety of food choices to enjoy. 2021 may not have the music side often festival, but organizers look forward to having that part of the event when things get back to normal. See below to see what is shaping up in 2022 for the TN River BBQ Battle.

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Tennessee River BBQ Battle 2022

What sounds more like a Civil War re-enactment, the Tennessee River Battle

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Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker

Savannah has Memphis to the west and Nashville to the northeast. You

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Jack Daniel’s World Championship Barbecue Competition

"Playing with the 

big boys."

The little town of Lynchburg, TN is already home to some big flavor in Jack Daniel’s whiskey. They up the flavor game with a true championship barbecue competition. The best of the best, each competing team has to have won a prior state championship event or event with 50 other teams competing. For over 30 years this has been a top notch barbecue event in October, in this case 10/8-9 2021.

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The teams are well known and another 40,000 people are known to show up to enjoy this event. And it only takes a voluntary donation to the Moore Country School system to be a guest at the event. In addition to touring the distillery, there is a Bung and Bag Toss competition and the Country Dog Contest.  There is also the delightful Lynchburg community of shops and restaurants for everyone to enjoy.

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Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Championship

“The Jack” has pulled it off and is coming back for more.

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The Jack Daniel’s BBQ World Champions – Winners Circle

Grand Champion of the 31st Annual Jack Daniel’s BBQ competition goes to

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Boro BBQ Festival

"Great story, great cause."


If you’ve never heard of the Boro BBQ festival that’s now going in its 6th year, it’s bewmns air 1 mid jordan air force 1 air max 95 sale air jordan 1 element jordan shoes nike air jordan 1 elevate low nike jordan zoom air cmft air jordan 11 cmft low air jordan 4 retro military black air jordan 14 wmns air max 270 jordan proto max 720 nike air

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Blooming BBQ & Music Festival 


“We are getting ready! Bloomin’ BBQ Music & Food Festival starts at 5pm tonight. Just a reminder we are asking people not to leave lawn chairs unattended this year. If you’re going to check out other things at the fest, take your chair – you may find another great show to enjoy on one of our 3 stages!” This is the kind of announcement that assures this is a small-town

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Smoke On the Shores


Nashville has such a rich history between music and barbecue, that it comes as no sunike air max 270 women’s sale nike air max 97 nike air jordan 14 nike ispa 270 air max goaterra 2.0 air jordan mid 40 nike air max 97 nike air max 270 men’s jordan 13 air max goaterra 2.0 mens nike air max nike air max 90 air jordan 1 element nike air max

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