We look forward to seeing you this fall at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue, September 17 – 20, 2020 at the Kansas Speedway. The team at the American Royal is dedicated to ensure the 2020 World Series of Barbecue continues its legacy with our 41st year. At this time, we are planning and preparing for the 2020 contest to be held this September.
We anticipate that registration for teams will be posted to our website in April/May and we will be reaching out with additional information once it is published. At that time, deadlines and contest information will be shared that will allow for teams to plan in advance for the event in the fall. Please understand with the rapid change occurring in the world, our timelines and event information may be changed and/or be updated.
As we look ahead to the American Royal season, and with concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know the health and safety of our teams, guests, community members, volunteers and our employees is our top priority. To that end, we are working to make sure, when the BBQ contest and our other events take place, our operations will run smoothly and safely for our attendees.
The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® is a longstanding tradition in Kansas City. 2020 will mark the 41st 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 17 - 20 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.
Interested in learning more about the BBQ and want to get involved? CLICK HERE and we will send you information once registration information is published.