World Championship Bar-B-Que Festival, Tom Lee Park, Memphis, 5/19/12

The World Championship Bar-B-Que Festival is an important part of the annual  Memphis In May celebration. Contestants come from all over the world, and Tom Lee Park resembles a small city, with contestants building shelters, some of them two stories tall. This year, with The Phillipines as the honored country of Memphis In May, many of the shelters had a tropical theme.