Rub Contest

Do you have a BBQ rub worthy of being named the best BBQ rub on the planet? The American Royal is excited to announce the World Series of Barbecue Rub Contest has returned and will be hosted on April 29, 2018.

Rub Entry Information:

  • Rub Entries must be received at the American Royal offices by April 20, 2018.
  • Categories: Mild and Hot.
  • Each rub will be cooked with a pork product and judged in a blind tasting.

Please read and review the Contest Information Packet below prior to registering.

MOre information coming soon


The 2018 Rub Contest Judging will take place at the American Royal Complex on April 29th, 2018.

All judges must complete the application below to be eligible to judge the Rub Contest. Judges will be confirmed on a first come first serve bases. Filling out the application does not guarantee a judging seat. Seats are limited and all confirmed judges will be notified by the American Royal BBQ team prior to the event with further event specifics and information.

Judges Application

If you have questions or would like some additional information about the Rub Contest, please email the BBQ team at [email protected]


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