American Royal World Series of Barbeque

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  • Health and safety is our top priority. At this time, we anticipate a contest similar to previous years, with modifications to ensure safety. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide contest updates, and safety requirements and/or suggestions via our social media accounts, website, and targeted emails throughout the planning process

    Team Registrations, Kids Que Registrations NOW OPEN! Can't wait to register? Click here!

    Judges Applications OPEN May 6

    Invitational contest qualifying period has been extended to include Grand Champion teams from 2019-2021. Updated qualifying period: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021

    First right of refusal for your 2019 space location: June 30, 2021. This is valid for teams that competed in 2019 ONLY

    Got some goods to sell? Marketplace/vendor registrations will be available June 1

    Interested in becoming an official partner of the American Royal BBQ with a reach over 60,000? Contact Kim Palmer at

    Did you know the BBQ Hall of Fame, the highest honor in the BBQ community, is part of the American Royal World Series of BBQ? The 2021 Class of the BBQ Hall of Fame will be announced on our website and our social media pages May 26th.

    Tickets for the 2021 American Royal World Series of BBQ will go on sale Summer 2021. Visit our website or follow us on social media for updates.

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