Weekend Events & Activities

The 2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue will have more events and activities than ever, including incredible live music, delicious BBQ and local food, beer and cocktail gardens, carnival rides, Zip KC zipline, 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. The Zip KC zipline is located outside of Gate B (main entrance) into the Speedway. Cost: $20 per ride.

Close out your summer the best way Kansas City knows how: with friends, family, great food and drink, and a cloud of smoke rising over the party.

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Festival Map
Media Pass Requests - Media Passes will be available by request. Please email Tami Parr at [email protected] with your name, affiliation, contact information, and number of passes needed. Media Passes must be requested prior to the Barbecue and will be available for pick-up outside Gate B (main entrance) at the Speedway during the event.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Gates on Friday will open at 12:00pm. All guest must purchase a single entry ticket to enter the grounds.

Friday events include the Budweiser Biergarten and Jim Beam Cocktail Nation where you can come down and listen to live local music throughout the night and enjoy carnival rides and Zip KC zipline, the Taste of KC Barbecue, food trucks, fireworks and much more!  Purchase your tickets today!

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Learn more about:

Taste of KC Barbecue
Live Local Music Festival
Directions & Parking

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Saturday events include the Cerner Cowtown Family Fun Fest, a classic car show, Taste of KC Barbecue, Budweiser Biergarten and Jim Beam Cocktail Nation along with live local music all day, carnival rides, Zip KC zipline, and other activities to enjoy. Purchase your tickets today!

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Learn more about:

Cowtown Family Fun Fest
Taste of KC Barbecue
Live Local Music Festival
Directions & Parking

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 2 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 200 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 main stage.