The Barbecue is much more than a competition. It’s a two-day festival with something for everyone: live local music, delicious foods, beer and cocktails, a car show, a BBQ Marketplace and, for the kids: carnival rides, entertainers, a mechanical bull and more. With more events and activities than ever, the American Royal World Series of Barbecue® is the place to be. We're cooking up something amazing in 2018. Mark your calendars and we'll see you at the Speedway September 15 - 16, 2018.