The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® is a longstanding tradition in Kansas City. 2017 will mark the 38th 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!
Labor Day weekend will host the largest and most pristine barbecue competition in the world. The American Royal is excited to bring the biggest and best party in Kansas City back to the Kansas Speedway.