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American Royal BBQ Championship

post #1 of 8
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Anyone planning on attending and/or competing ?
post #2 of 8
I have lived here my entire life and have never attended!! Don't you have to know someone who is in the competition to hang out?
post #3 of 8
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No , you dont. You can buy a ticket for 10 bucks I believe, and that gets you in the gate for the day. There is a ton of free samples, and every year there is always some cool people that will tell you to come on up and grab a plate and load up. There is concerts there, and all kinds of stuff to do. Its a great time. I cant believe youve never been. Your really missing out. You should check it out this year. Youll wish you would have gone sooner. icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 8
The American Royal BBQ is a wonderful place. Lots of good people there. If your in the area those couple of days its definitely a great thing to go and experience. A word of advice would be shuttle buses. Driving down there is a nightmare. The walk from any parking spot is an adventure all in itself. park up at Union Station or someplace else and ride the shuttle down. Also I believe they have a competition out in Mission today.
post #5 of 8
Like KC Jayhawk said, you DO NOT have to know anyone competing to enjoy the American Royal BBQ.

Friday night, which is the best night for a "party" atmosphere, it costs about $10 to enter. Then many of the bigger team spaces will allow you to enter for $10 or so, and then it is all you can eat and drink once inside that space. They will also have bands and fun stuff like that. And the food is amazing.

I personally know members of Where's The Smoke and Boneheads. Both have one of the biggest spaces available, and it is a great time to hang out. Bring friends, and most of the money to enter their team space goes to charity.
post #6 of 8
It starts today and I'm not sure if I'll be able to go. I've wanted to for the last 5 years but never attended. I'm trying to work the angles to get to go tomorrow night and enjoy a party or two.
post #7 of 8
where is it - I'll stick it on my 'going-to-tour-america-one-of-these-days-when-I've-got-time-and-money' to do list :-) (this is a REAL list)
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Good ol' Kansas City, Missouri. I did get invited to one of the tents for a friend's birthday. I can either wear my Harley Davidson t-shirt and get in free or be prepared to reveal myself for some beadsPDT_Armataz_01_05.gif . I think I'll go with the t-shirt!
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