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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Some of the best barbequers in the South are gathering at the Columbus Fairgrounds this weekend for the Memphis Barbeque Network invitational.

More than 50 teams will be competing for more than $30,000.

The winner of this contest moves onto Las Vegas to be part of an even bigger national competition.

The Food Network is also covering the event for an upcoming show.

Gates just opened and will stay open until 11 Friday (3-8) night .

The fun gets started Saturday (3-9) at high noon.

The events promises fun for the whole family, including roller derby, live music.

The Old Memphis Kings will be playing Friday.

The Mark “Muleman” Massey Blues Band will be playing Saturday.

There will also be plenty of crafts and vendors and even roller derby!

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