Memphis In May Intl Festival

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  • 88 Union Ave Ste 301

    Memphis, TN 38103

    Map & Directions
  • 901-525-4611

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First let me start off by saying that all of Memphis in May, from the first band at music fest to the last note of the Sunset Symphony is absolutely amazing!!! While I love both the Beale Street Music Festival and the Sunset Symphony, my favorite part of Memphis in May is the World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest. Known as the MIM WCBCC or BBQ Fest to the locals, this festival, with over 82 TONS of pork cooked in 3 days, is certified by Guinness as the ""Largest Pork BBQ in the World"".

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First let me start off by saying that all of Memphis in May, from the first band at music fest to the last note of the Sunset Symphony is absolutely amazing!!! While I love both the Beale Street Music Festival and the Sunset Symphony, my favorite part of Memphis in May is the World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest. Known as the MIM WCBCC or BBQ Fest to the locals, this festival, with over 82 TONS of pork cooked in 3 days, is certified by Guinness as the ""Largest Pork BBQ in the World"".

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The crowds were huge. Joints were passed openly & beer was overflowing. The lines were horribly long to get in, get food and to get to restrooms. The entertainment lineup was nice, but there should have been a limit on the crowd and the beer. Drunken adults were throwing beer cans at resting patrons. Beale Street itself was a bevy of drunks. Police guided crowds and cars at lights as drivers attempted to keep it between the lines. It was one of the worst festivals I've ever attended. I spoke with locals to see if it was always as such, and they assured me it was that bad if not worse each year.

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★☆☆☆☆

The crowds were huge. Joints were passed openly & beer was overflowing. The lines were horribly long to get in, get food and to get to restrooms. The entertainment lineup was nice, but there should have been a limit on the crowd and the beer. Drunken adults were throwing beer cans at resting patrons. Beale Street itself was a bevy of drunks. Police guided crowds and cars at lights as drivers attempted to keep it between the lines. It was one of the worst festivals I've ever attended. I spoke with locals to see if it was always as such, and they assured me it was that bad if not worse each year.

Pros: Great Music, Good Food, Street entertainers

Cons: Heavy crowds, Excessive Booze, Poorly organized

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Memphis in May International Festival is a chance for Memphis to really shine to the world. Besides the assortment of activities, from food tastings, to music, to good ole BBQ, it is a chance for visitors to see what true southern hospitality is about!

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★★★★★

Memphis in May International Festival is a chance for Memphis to really shine to the world. Besides the assortment of activities, from food tastings, to music, to good ole BBQ, it is a chance for visitors to see what true southern hospitality is about!

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Get the most for your buck....something shaking every day in the month of may fro bbq to hot jazz to blue grass to art nothing is still in the month of May in River city ....

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Get the most for your buck....something shaking every day in the month of may fro bbq to hot jazz to blue grass to art nothing is still in the month of May in River city ....

 

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