BBQ Teams & Open Competition Information

2020 American Royal World Series of Barbecue®

Open Contest:  Sunday, September 20, 2020 Invitational Contest:  Saturday, September 19, 2020 The World Series of Barbecue Open Competition is available to any team who can come down and show off their best barbecue skills! Teams compete in Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork (shoulder or Boston Butt) and Beef Brisket. In order to be eligible for Grand Champion, Open teams must turn in for all four categories. All teams must register online. Please be sure to read and review the team packet prior to registration.

2020 Team registration for the World Series of Barbecue will open in April. If you would like to be notified once registration is available, please CLICK HERE to add your information to our contact list.

Congratulations to the 2019 American Royal World Series of Barbecue Open Contest Grand Champion

RIO Valley Meat BBQ

If your team has questions about the contest, registration or general questions, please contact the BBQ team at [email protected]

American Royal's Payout

Largest Purse in the BBQ Circuit - Over $120,000 in payouts!
Required by KCBS to have all payouts within 10 days of the completion of the contest.

2019 Results