Memphis food is more than barbecue. If our local festival scene is a good barmoeter, we're also really good at crawfish, hot wings, soup, and burgers. Assignment #260 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to check out Best Memphis Burger Fest.
Festival founder Seth Agranov is exactly the guy you'd want planning an all-burger festival – he's the founder of the Best Memphis Burger blog, which is his single-man, single-minded quest to find the best burger in town.
On Saturday, October 3, 2015, teams of amateur and restaurant grillmasters are competing for burger glory at the sixth annual Best Memphis Burger Fest. This year they're moving locations to Tiger Lane and also having the fest on a Saturday instead of the usual Sunday.
The teams will be judged by a team of qualified professionals to determine who has the best burger, best veggie burger, best "anything but burger" burger, and best extreme burger.
IMPORTANT: The cooking teams aren't allowed to sell burgers to the general public, but they are allowed to give away samples. Similar to Hot Wing Fest. Teams will probably be more likely to served up a sample if you throw a little cash toward the fest's charity, which benefits animal rescue groups in the area.
In addition to the cooking competition, Best Memphis Burger Fest will have a slider eating competition, food and drink available for purchase, live music, and more. I'll update this as more info becomes available.
Saturday, October 3 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
$7, ages 12 and up