The World Series of Barbecue is the largest barbecue competition in the world. We will host over 400 teams from more than 7 countries. This not only a wonderful competition, but also the largest fundraiser for the American Royal and the proceeds of this event go back to our mission for educational events in agriculture and scholarships.
Three individuals are inducted each year. Prior to 2017, the individuals inducted were in one of three separate categories: Business/Industry, Celebrity/Humanitarian, and Pitmaster. In 2017, the specific categories were removed and nominees were selected based on overall impact to the world of BBQ as many of the nominees represented more than one category.
April 14th, 2019
May 29, 2019
The Barbecue Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held during the American Royal World Series of Barbecue®. It will take place on the main stage on Saturday, September 14, 2019 before the Awards Ceremony for the Kids Que and Invitational BBQ Contests. For more information on the ceremony and Hall of Fame events, visit BBQ HOF Events.
Current Barbecue Hall of Fame Nominating Committee members and past living Barbecue Hall of Fame inductees.