The American Royal World Series of Barbecue is the largest barbecue competition in the world, bringing teams together from across the United States and across the world to compete for the title of American Grand Champion.
Spring BBQ Events
Backyard BBQ & Steak Cook-Off: March 24-25, 2023
Best Sauce on the Planet: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Backyard BBQ & Steak Cook-Off: Thursday, May 18, 2023
World Series of Barbecue
Invitational Contest: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Open Sides Contest: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Kids Que Contest: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Open Meats Contest: Sunday, October 1, 2023
The World Series of Barbecue Open Competition is available to any team who can come down and show off their best barbecue skills! Teams compete in Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork (shoulder or Boston Butt) and Beef Brisket. In order to be eligible for Grand Champion, Open teams must turn in for all four categories.
Additionally, teams can compete in each category alone, a Sausage category, sides and/or desserts.
The Invitational Competition is invite only. The invitational qualifying period has been extended again in 2022 to include teams who have won a Grand Championship from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2022.
Team Registration & Kids Que Registration Now open!