POSTPONED: 5th Annual Bud & Burgers competition in Downtown Tupelo

South Broadway Street
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The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and Mitchell Distributing will host the 5th Annual Bud & Burgers competition scheduled for Friday, April 3rd, 6-9 pm on South Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo has been postponed until further notice.


Team registration is now open and slots will go fast. This year, the registration fee is waived and the deadline to submit team information is Friday, March 27th. A minimum of four team members is required. Registration includes four t-shirts and 16 drink tickets (4 per person).

Each team will be allotted a 10 foot by 10 foot space for a tent with extra room for a grill. Teams must provide their own tent, grill, cooking supplies, and food.

A mandatory team meeting with one member of each team will be held at 1pm on the day of the competition. Team set up may begin at 1pm but must be complete by 3pm. Teams are encouraged to prepare a minimum of 20 sliders to be cut in half for samples beginning at 6pm, and another 20 sliders at 7pm, and 20 more at 8pm. Cooking more than the required minimum could increase your chance at winning the People’s Choice award.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 1st Place for Signature Burger, 1st Place for Secret Ingredient, 2nd and 3rd Place for Signature Burger, People’s Choice (Favorite Burger by Vote of Attendees), and Best of Show (Best Theme Decorations by Vote of Attendees).

Gates will open to the public at 6 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the gate on the day of the event for $10. A ticket includes the opportunity to sample burgers as well as the chance to vote for People’s Choice. No tickets will be sold beforehand.

Due to ABC regulations, no additional alcohol beverages will be allowed on site. There will be alcohol and Coke products available for purchase on site. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is proud to partner with Mitchell Distributing once again to host the 5th Annual event.

To register a team, visit For more information, contact or DTMSA at 662-841-6598 or

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