Backyard BBQ & Steak Cook-Off

Are you an aspiring Pitmaster interested in learning what it takes to compete against the best in the world? The American Royal Backyard BBQ Presented by Smithfield allows you to get a taste of what barbecue competitions are all about at a lower entry level and a portion of the cost. Or try our new American Royal Steak Cook-Off Sponsored by Hy-Vee.

Join for the inaugural American Royal Backyard BBQ & Steak Cook-Off, hosted at the American Royal Complex in the West Bottoms on March 12-13, 2021.

Backyard BBQ & Steak Contest Entry Information:

The Backyard BBQ and Steak Cook-Off are two separate contests and teams are allowed to enter either one or both as long as you meet the KCBS definition of a Backyard Cook Team.

Team Information Sheet



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Steak Cook-Off sponsored by:


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