5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 8/30 – 9/1
Happy Friday, y'all! Get your three-day weekend started right with this list of five super fun things you'll want to do in Memphis this weekend:
The Delta Fair is a classic affair. It's a week of midway games, rides, livestock and homemaking competitions, exhibits, pig wrastlin' (their spelling) and this year – the part I'm most excited about – a demolition derby. The fair is open every day until at least 10 p.m.
Attention foodies: Cochon is returning to Memphis on August 30th for their second annual Cochon Heritage Barbecue. The event is somewhat scaled down from last year's full weekend of meat eating, but it's still going to be fun. Admission includes tastings from competing barbecue teams, as well as drinks.
Zoo Brew is a chance to wander the Memphis Zoo at night, tiny cup in hand, sampling more than 100 kinds of craft and hard-to-find beers from around the world. There's also food and live music. Don't let the tiny cup fool you, though – it's entirely possible to get a little (or a lot) tipsy at Zoo Brew, so arrange for a ride home or call a cab.
The Center for Southern Folklore's annual Memphis Music and Heritage Festival is two days of southern-fried live music, dancing, cooking, storytelling and vendors that happens downtown over Labor Day weekend. The festival is completely free and family friendly, so don't hesitate to bring everyone you know.
For months, artists have been posting up at Five in One Social Club on Broad Ave., carving images into giant, 4×8 foot wooden blocks in anticipation of steamroller printing night. The VINI crew has rented a steamroller, and for one night only, they'll be using it to make prints. You can view the blocks online now and pre-order discount prints.
If none of these events are your thing, there are more on the blog's events calendar. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Tuesday.