By the Numbers




1 — Official name of BBQfest: World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

1 — Number of times we used the official name on this page

1978 — Year BBQfest began

19 — Number of contestants at the first BBQfest

8 — Countries represented with cooking teams at last year's BBQfest

33 — Size, in acres, of Tom Lee Park

4 — Number of stages at Musicfest

6,100 — Distance, in miles, from Memphis to Ankara, the capital of Turkey, this year's honored country

8 — Time difference, in hours, between Memphis and Turkey

2 — Number of the seven wonders of the ancient world located in Turkey (the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus)

152 million — Number of Mother's Day cards expected to be mailed this year

1892 — Year the Mexican army defeated French invaders in May on what we celebrate as Cinco de Mayo

 

 

 

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