Bringing Barbecue back to the West Bottoms again this year in 2024!
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.
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 – each team will receive two steaks. Judging will follow the KCBS Guidelines.