My 2015 Guide to BBQ Fest #MIM #WCBCC15 #BBQFEST #901Law @MemphisInMay

Text me, tweet me, if you gotta reach me:
@MissAttyMaam 901-213-6529 #901Law

If you want to meet me,
look for me at the MIM WCBCC Big Hog Run!

It’s BBQ time in Tennessee: Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is May 14-16, 2015 and I can already smell the smoke in the air! While the Memphis Grizzlies are grit grinding against Errrbody in the 2015 NBA Playoffs, my team Uncle Murle’s BBQ R-034 is hard at work getting the rig cleaned & loaded, flooring installed, and tent built. BBQ Fest is a lot of hard work for teams, but the payoff is a week of great food, fun and new friends.

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If you’re new to Memphis, BBQ fest or just visiting for the week: Visit the new Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid or enjoy lunch at Downtown BBQ joint like Central BBQ or The Rendezvous so you don’t arrive at the festival too hungry. Get to the park early, walk around, say hello and meet the teams.  Many teams are sponsored by local businesses that want you as a customer.

Here’s my guide to enjoying BBQ fest:

  1. Check out the Entertainment schedule: Piggy Idol contest and bands each night on the Cattleman’s BBQ Main Stage.
  2. Free Admission at Lunchtime: 11am to 1pm on Thursday and Friday, this is a good time to walk around and meet people. Avoid Saturday daytime judging hours: 11am to 4pm. General Admission Tickets are $10 and for sale at the Beale Street and South Bluff entrances only (not the middle Bluff gate.)
  3. Sign up for the Kingsford Tour of Champions & Cooker’s Caravan: 2-4pm and 4-6pm slots on both Thursday and Friday, you get to be an on-site judge of six teams.
  4. Park closing at Midnight on Thursday and Friday, 11pm on Saturday: Anyone without a 24-Hour wristband will be tossed out.
  5. Check out the Downtown Parking Map: there is no event parking. Get a MATA Trolley pass, use Uber – promo code ubermissattymaam for free ride up to $20 or get a taxi: Cheaper than a DUI.

  6. Bring a VALID photo ID and cash in singles and small bills, you can’t buy food from teams but you can tip the teams for hospitality and make donations.
  7. Dress for the weather, dirt, walking and the cooking heat – you can walk a mile from one end of the park to the other! Bug spray and sunscreen required. Hydrate or else YOU WILL GET SICK.
  8. For Health Code restrictions, teams are not allowed to sell food from their team tents. New for 2015, You can purchase Championship Barbecue from special concessions tents: Willingham’s River City Rooters R-11, Yazoo’s Delta Q H-214, and Victory Lane H-210-211
  9. Mind the the rules: BBQ FAQ KEEP IT FAMILY FRIENDLY.
  10. MPD will be trolling, Mornings at 201 Poplar are full people who had too much fun at BBQ Fest. Be safe and have fun, but don’t get too crazy. Don’t be the like the swimmers… but you have rights. Know them. [INFOGRAPHIC] 

Text me, tweet me, if you gotta reach me:
@MissAttyMaam 901-213-6529 #901Law

If you want to meet me,
look for me at the MIM WCBCC Big Hog Run!

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