Becoming A Member

Join the celebration of the American Royal's 125th Anniversary by becoming a member today!

From its beginning in 1899 as the National Hereford Show, the American Royal has evolved into a comprehensive season of food and agriculture events and engagements with yearlong impact. The American Royal has built upon its rich history as a Kansas City asset and is now a leader for food and agriculture education, events and engagement. It provides opportunities for nearly half a million youth and adults from around the world to engage in high-quality events and experiences, including nationally competitive livestock shows, the world’s largest barbecue competition, regional and national equine shows, youth and professional rodeos, and elementary and secondary education outreach.

The Governors Program is an annual membership program and is open to any individual or entity interested in supporting the mission of the American Royal. Membership packages start at $150 and are tiered based on the number of additional benefits. Every membership makes a difference - pick the level that best fits your needs.

We're excited to expand the program in 2024 with the addition of a corporate Governorship package. Organizations will now have the opportunity to be involved in all the exclusive networking opportunities and events at the American Royal. We’re also thrilled to reintroduce the Royal Ranger youth program this year. Enrollment is open to children of Governors and includes a t-shirt, button, coloring book and birthday card.


2024 Governor Program Level and Benefits 


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