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 activities for the kids.
This year marks 41 years of competition BBQ in Kansas City and we're already busy planning even more events and activities to celebrate our love of all things BBQ! The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® will be the place to be this September 18-19. So mark your calendars, tell your friends, and we'll see you at the Speedway!