The 41st American Royal World Series of BBQ will be returning to the Kansas Speedway in 2021! 

Join us as we celebrate the best in barbecue with friends and family at the world's largest BBQ competition.


COMING SOON!  Contest information and/or to register to join the American Royal Invitational Contest, the American Royal Open Contest, and the Kids 'Que!

Health and safety is our top priority.  At this time, we anticipate a contest similar to previous years, with modifications to ensure safety. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide contest updates, and safety requirements and/or suggestions via our social media accounts, website, and targeted emails throughout the planning process.  Details regarding festival information and general event tickets available Summer 2021.

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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!