Backyard BBQ & Steak Cook-Off

March 24-25, 2023

Bringing Barbecue back to the West Bottoms again this year in 2023!

If you are new to BBQ contests, the American Royal Backyard BBQ & Steak Cook-Off is for you.  A Backyard Series contest is an inexpensive and fun way to get started with a barbecue contest. Come on out, join the fun and test your skills!

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.

Find the KCBS Backyard Rules and Regulations Here

The Steak Cook-Off is open to ALL teams (Master or Amateur).  Teams do not have to compete in the Backyard Contest to enter the Steak Cook-Off. Steaks will be provided by Hy-Vee – each team will receive two steaks. Judging will follow the


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