Taste of KC Barbecue

Looking to taste some of the best barbecue in Kansas City?

Join us again in 2018 to try barbecue from some of KC's most famous BBQ restaurants at the American Royal Taste of KC Barbecue.

This experience sold out in 2017 and will sell out again this year. Get your tickets today!


2018 Participating Vendors & Menus

Zarda BBQ - Burnt Ends with Beans

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue - Pork Spare Ribs, Hickory Pit Beans with original, spicy & hot sauces. Served with bread & pickles.

Blind Box BBQ - Smoked BBQ Meatballs

Mad Man's KC BBQ - Pork Street Taco & Nitrocream

Char Bar - Burnt Ends, Bacon, Sausage, & Cheddar Grits

Plowboys Barbeque - Smoked Sausage on a Stick

Famous Dave's - Pork Slider & BBQ Chips

Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Brisket Frito Pie with a Blondie Brownie

Tickets Information

Full Passport - 'The Grand Champion' will include a taste from each of the 8 vendors.
$25 pre-sale | $30 day of

Half Passport - 'The Royal' will include a taste from the following 4 vendors: Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Mad Man's KC BBQ, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, and Plowboys Barbeque
$15 pre-sale | $17 day of

Half Passport - 'The Legend' will include a taste from the following 4 vendors: Zarda BBQ, Blind Box BBQ, Char Bar, and Famous Dave's
$15 pre-sale | $17 day of

Single Bites
$4 Day of ONLY, while supplies last

Hours of Operation

The Taste of KC Barbecue tasting area will be located on Pit Road in the infield of the Kansas Speedway, and will be open on Friday, September 14 from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm and on Saturday, September 15 from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged as this event will sell out.

Throughout the weekend, teams are competing in either the open and/or invitational contests to be named the Grand Champion. Teams will not have samples available for the general public.