May 2, 2021
The 2021 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest, presented by Old World Spices and Seasonings, Inc., has returned – The best rubs will go head to head for...
May 4, 2021
The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Sauce Contest – The largest barbecue sauce competition in the world where the best of the best go head to head for the...
May 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
To celebrate National Barbecue Month, the American Royal is teaming up with the Kansas City Barbeque Society to hold a Certified Barbecue Judging Class.
May 12, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To celebrate National Barbecue Month, the American Royal is teaming up with the Kansas City Barbeque Society to hold a Certified Table Captain Class.
October 5, 2021 to October 24, 2021
The Livestock Show began as The National Hereford Show, 121 years ago in a tent in the Kansas City Stockyards. Since 1899, the American Royal Livestock Show has grown to...
February 21, 2020
August 8, 2020 to August 9, 2020
The American Royal is proud to host The Royal Showcase – A Youth & Open Horse Show each year. The Youth portion of the Royal Showcase is an all breed...
August 21, 2020 to August 23, 2020
One of the world’s fastest growing sports, cutting offers tremendous excitement and drama for horse, rider, and spectators alike. The competition consists of horse and rider separating a particular cow...
September 22, 2020 to September 23, 2020
These top notch rodeo contestants come from all over the Midwest to compete against the best. Since 2007, the American Royal has been able to give $83,000 at the Youth...
October 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Each year hundreds of America’s youth between the ages of 9 and 20 travel from across the country to Kansas City for a chance to compete at the American Royal...
November 9, 2020 to November 14, 2020
Nothing can match the fire and brilliance of the Saddlebred Horse! The American Royal is once again honored to be hosting the UPHA (United Professional Horseman’s Association) National Championship. The...
March 12, 2021 to March 13, 2021
Join for the inaugural American Royal Backyard BBQ & Steak contest, presented by Smithfield, hosted at the American Royal Complex in the West Bottoms on March 12-13, 2021.