Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

Memphis in May announces winners of BBQ Fest

by: Courtney Anderson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The grand champions of the 2022 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest have been announced as the festival comes to a close.

The four-day festival featured top pit masters and those who love some good barbecue. Memphis in May says more than 200 teams from four countries and 24 states competed.

The awards ceremony to celebrate the winners was held Saturday evening.

Missouri-based Blues Hog was named grand champion of the festival, winning $25,600 in cash prizes plus another $7,000 for winning first place in the Whole Hog category.

Check out the top winners below. You can click here for the full list from Memphis in May.

  • Grand Champion
    • Blues Hog
  • Ribs
    • Health Riles BBQ
  • Shoulder
    • Sweet Swine O’ Mine
  •  Whole Hog
    • Blues Hog
  • Green Grilling Award
    • Sweet Cheeks
  • Kingsford Tour of Champions
    • The Shed BBQ
  • Patio Porkers
    • Pork-A-Tude

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