The Governors Program is an annual membership, and a great way to connect with the Kansas City community while impacting the future of agriculture. American Royal Governors are valued stakeholders and ambassadors of the organization. Governors receive many benefits throughout the year, and are encouraged to invest their time and talents. As a governor, receive advance notification of American Royal news and developments, an exclusive season ticket package, networking and volunteer opportunities and much more.

NEW Cavender's Discount: Cavender’s in the Legends Outlets has graciously offered all American Royal Governors a 20% discount in their store any time you shop there. Simply show them your Governor Pin when checking out. Offer valid at Legends Outlets location only, some restrictions apply.

Packages are available for individuals, families, young professionals and even kids.  Become a Governor: impact the future of agriculture and join the excitement and fun at the American Royal!

Don’t forget to wear your Governor Pin this season. Please wear it on your left side, over your heart, to symbolize your love for the American Royal.

Important Ticket & Parking Information

World Series of Barbecue Ticket & Parking Information

Governor weekend wristbands (tickets) and parking hang tags will be mailed via USPS on August 15. These wristbands allow entry to the grounds of the Kansas Speedway throughout the weekend of the Barbecue, August 31 – September 3. Be sure to keep them on for the duration of the weekend. There will be a fee to replace lost/stolen wristbands. More information will be enclosed with your wristbands. If you have not received your wristbands and parking tag by August 22, please contact Jessica Wright at [email protected].

ProRodeo Ticket Information

Similar to last year, ProRodeo ticket reservations will open online soon. Each Governor can reserve one ticket per performance with the option to purchase additional tickets. For example, Individual and Lt. Governors can reserve one ticket to each performance, and Family and Royal Crown Governors can reserve 4 tickets to each performance given the number of governors in their package. Stay tuned for more information.

Your Impact

Your governorship directly fuels our mission of impacting the future of agriculture. A portion of your investment funds education operations and scholarships for youth around the country. In 2016, your support enabled:

  • More than 11,000 elementary students to gain exposure to agriculture through educational programs and outreach
  • Over 2,400 youth to contest in nationally recognized competitive events
  • 93 individuals and teams to earn scholarships for academic excellence and achievements
  • The establishment of a scholarship fund which provides academic support and creates a pathway for giving