Weekend Events & Activities

The 2019 American Royal World Series of Barbecue will once again bring back the festival to the world's largest barbecue competition with live music and BBQ demos, delicious BBQ and local food, beer and cocktail gardens, and a BBQ marketplace authentic to Kansas City and BBQ enthusiasts. Plus, with a full line up of kid’s activities the Barbecue will have fun and entertainment for all ages.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Gates on Friday will open at 3:00pm. All guests must purchase a single entry ticket to enter the grounds.

Friday events include the Budweiser Beer Garden and Jim Beam Whiskey Bar where you can come down and listen to live local music throughout the night. Plus, the Prairie Fresh BBQ Marketplace, food trucks, fireworks and much more!  Purchase your tickets today!

Tickets
Schedule of Events

Learn more about:

Live Local Music
Directions & Parking

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Smokin' Saturday, presented by UMB includes the Cowtown Family Fun Fest, presented by Heartland Coca-Cola, a classic car show, the Pit Road Picnic, the Budweiser Beer Garden and Jim Beam Whiskey Bar along with live local music and BBQ demos all day on the Hollywood Casino Mainstage, and other activities to enjoy. Purchase your tickets today!

 

Tickets
Schedule of Events

Learn more about:

Cowtown Family Fun Fest
Pit Road Picnic
Live Local Music & BBQ Demos
Directions & Parking

Red, White & 'Que - A Salute to the Military

Saturday Only!

On Saturday, September 14, the American Royal will honor active members and veterans of our armed forces. The tribute will include an A-10 flyover, a military vehicles display, performances by the 312th Army Band, the "Combat Cook-Off" (military branches BBQ cook-off), the Merriam Flags of Freedom display, and a mobile Army kitchen where courtesy of Prairie Fresh, Army chefs will be cooking ribs and pork loin for the public.

Courtesy of Old World Spices, 1,000 tickets are available free to military and their families. Starting August 22, complimentary tickets may be claimed through Vettix.org while supplies last. After all complimentary tickets have been claimed a discounted single entry military ticket ($15) and Military Family 4-Pack ($50) for Saturday will be available at the ticket gate and online with DISCOUNT CODE: ThankQue.  Military ID or proof of service required. Purchase your discounted military ticket using the link below.

Military Tickets

KC Automotive Museum Classic Car Show

Saturday Only!

The Kansas City Automotive Museum is partnering with the American Royal to produce a classic car show to be held Saturday, September 14 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Kansas Speedway during the World Series of Barbecue®. The car show will be located along Pit Road and will feature approximately 150 cars from the Kansas City area. Access into the car show is free with admission into the Barbecue. Awards will be given at 3:15pm on the Hollywood Casino Mainstage.

For more information about the Car Show and to register a vehicle visit:

Car Show Registration