ABOUT Que on the Yazoo
Nestled along the banks of the Yazoo River, Que on the Yazoo is a BBQ cooking competition held the first weekend in May every year. Que on the Yazoo will feature live music and activities for BBQ enthusiasts of all ages throughout the weekend. There is no admission fee. NO COOLERS!
Que on the Yazoo is sanctioned through the Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN) and is a Patio & Championship Competition. Que on the Yazoo also features a Steak Cook-off and a Kids Burger Contest, sponsored by the Steak Cook-Off Association (SCA).
Que on the Yazoo is held in historic downtown Greenwood, which celebrates a unique culinary heritage as it is home to Viking Range, countless Delta eateries and The Viking Cooking School. It is a fundraising project of Main Street Greenwood, Inc., a non-profit committed to the promotion and preservation of our downtown. Funds generated from Que on the Yazoo work to ensure that downtown remains a vital destination to live work and play.
Que on the Yazoo is also an economic driver within the Greenwood community. In 2018, the total added value to the Greenwood community was $441,275.00 Visitor spending throughout the weekend totaled $257,763, which is more that two-thirds of the estimated direct expenditures needed to hold the event. For more information on the economic impact of Que on the Yazoo, check out the full report by MSU Extension here.