Check back for information regarding the 2022 American Royal World Series of Barbecue in early spring!


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The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® is a longstanding tradition in Kansas City. Competitors from around the world join in the world’s largest barbecue competition to be crowned the Grand Champion in the Invitational Competition, Open Competition, Sides Competition, and Kids Que!

The World Series of Barbecue is the American Royal's largest fundraiser and proceeds help us continue to impact the future of education in the area of agriculture.  A HUGE shout out to our TOP LEVEL sponsors for their incredible support!

THANK YOU TO THE SUPPORTERS OF THE AMERICAN ROYAL.  YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

And our dedicated season sponsors who fuel the American Royal mission all year long!