We're cooking up something amazing for 2018! The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® will return to the Kansas Speedway September 13 - 16.

We heard your feedback and we agree! The last two years have shown the Speedway to be a great location for the Barbecue and we’re pleased to be returning for a third year at this venue.

The addition of a dynamic public festival at last year’s event was an incredible success. Over 50,000 of you joined us over the weekend and we achieved record setting attendance on Saturday. In 2018 the nation’s premiere BBQ competition will once again feature more public events and activities, including incredible live music, delicious BBQ and local food, an ‘all things BBQ’ Marketplace and of course, a full line up of kid’s activities that will entertain even the littlest of BBQ enthusiasts.

The Barbecue is the best party in Kansas City and with even more to see and do, AND EAT this year, it’s a must attend event.

So mark your calendars. Tell your friends. And stay tuned here for more details. See you at the Speedway.

New to BBQ?

The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® is a longstanding tradition in Kansas City. 2018 will mark the 39th year of fire and smoke! Competitors from around the world join in the world’s largest barbecue competition to be crowned the grand champion in the Invitational Competition, Open Competition, Sides Competition, and Kids Que!

So mark your calendars and plan to join us September 13 - 16 at the Kansas Speedway for a weekend unlike any other: with friends, family, great food and drink, and a cloud of smoke rising over the party.