Cowtown Family Fun Fest

The Cowtown Family Fun Fest is a kid-friendly festival that gives families a place to have loads of fun during the popular World Series of Barbecue®. The Fun Fest will be held in the Speedway Fan Walk, located in the center of the infield, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11:00am - 3:00pm.

This year the festival will feature the following event activities and vendors:

  • Live performances by Drum Safari
  • Magic Shows
  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • Air Brush Tattoos and Face Painting
  • Kids Mechanical Bull
  • Soccer activities by Sporting KC
  • Pop-a-Shot and Basketball activities provided by the College Basketball Experience
  • Cow Milking Station
  • Additional activities from partners including Bikers Against Child Abuse and more!

Want to be involved in the Cowtown Family Fun Fest? Reach out to our team at [email protected].


The World Series of Barbecue and Cowtown Family Fun Fest takes place on the infield of the Kansas Speedway. General Public parking is located outside, on the West side of the Speedway. The main entrance into the infield is through the main gates, down the stairs of the Speedway grandstands.

It is not the easiest area to traverse for guests with disabilities but we do our best to make it as accessible as possible. Designated handicap parking spaces will be available in the ADA lot in the General Public Parking lot and ADA compliant vehicles will drive guests from the parking lot into the inside of the Speedway to a drop off location. There will not be additional ADA/Transportation provided inside the event.

Families with strollers/young children are advised to purchase tickets in advance and ride the tram into the infield.