Livestock History

The American Royal is the nation’s highest caliber livestock show providing a premier experience for exhibitors. Rooted in our legacy, which began in 1899, we are committed to providing a platform for competition, scholarships, and education. A Kansas City tradition, the American Royal is focused on creating an environment where all feel welcomed, where agriculture is elevated, and champions are crowned.

In 2022, over 2,100 exhibitors entered the American Royal Livestock Show from 41 states. Throughout the three-week show, over 4,000 head of the nation’s highest quality cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats were exhibited at the American Royal Complex.