Lynn Parman World Series of BBQ Interview

Aug 08, 2017, 01:11 AM

2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue®

Labor Day Weekend at the Kansas Speedway

Come down for the weekend and enjoy the sights and smells of the world’s largest barbecue competition!

Thursday 2:00pm - 5:00pm American Royal Celebrity Cook-Off Competition 6:00pm - 10:00pm Fast Eddy's Texas Hold Em' Tournament* (Specific Ticket required) Friday 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Gates Open to General Public: BBQ Marketplace, Carnival Rides, Live Local Music, Beer and Cocktail Garden, & Food Vendors Open

4:00pm - 10:00pm
Taste of KC Barbecue (Open Hours)

4:30pm – 7:30pm Royal Tours* (Specific Ticket required) 7:00pm – 12:00am Kansas City’s Biggest and Best Party of the Year 7:30pm – 10:00pm Jim Beam Party of the Year Judging* (Specific Ticket required) Saturday
11:00am - 11:00pm
Gates Open to General Public: BBQ Marketplace, Carnival Rides, Live Local Music, Beer and Cocktail Garden, & Food Vendors Open

11:00am – 3:00pm Cerner Cowtown Family Fun Fest (Included with Admission) 11:00am – 3:00pm Taste of KC Barbecue (Open Hours) 11:00am – 3:00pm Car Show (Included with Admission 1:30pm – 5:30pm Royal Tours* (Specific Ticket Required) 5:00pm - 9:00pm Taste of KC Barbecue (Open Hours) 5:00pm - 6:30pm Barbecue Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (during Invitational, Kids Que and Best Sauce on the Planet Awards)

 Schedule of Events subject to change

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is included in my ticket purchase? •Single day and weekend entry tickets only get your entry into the event. Included in the ticket price: Entertainment on the mainstage throughout the weekend, Fireworks on Friday, Cowtown Family Fun Fest on Saturday, and entry into the Beer/Cocktail Garden. Additional activities available include Food trucks, KC Barbecue Tasting Area, Carnival rides and more. •VIP Parking available for pre-purchase only until August 17. •There are different ticket options available for specific VIP experiences.

Do I need to bring my ticket with me? •A ticket will be attached to your email confirmation at the conclusion of your purchase. (unless otherwise specified in your email confirmation) •You may either print and bring this ticket with you OR download the Eventbrite App which will hold your E-ticket in your account. •If you purchased VIP Parking or RV Parking (deadline Aug 17), your ticket will not be included in your email. Your vehicle pass will be mailed to you, to the shipping address provided, prior to the event. The Eventbrite E-ticket/proof of purchase is NOT exchangeable at the event for your parking pass or gate entry.

Can I get into the parties on Friday Night? •Teams host families, friends and colleagues in their team spaces on Friday night for events and parties. Entry into these spaces are at the discretion of the team. •If you do not have a team space to join, the event will have live music, beer/cocktail garden, fireworks and other events in the public activation area, west of the team spaces, to enjoy the activities of Friday night.

Can I try BBQ at the World Series of Barbecue? •The event will have a tasting area where you can purchase samples of Kansas City Barbecue. This area will be located on Pit Road, west of the team spaces. •The World Series of Barbecue competition is NOT a food sampling event. This event is a barbecue competition for teams around the world. Teams/Tents will not provide samples to the general public. •Other food and beverage will be available for purchase at the event (cash and/or credit)

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? •The World Series of Barbecue is an all ages weekend event. Friday night hosts the biggest party of the year and some tickets (Party of the Year) do require that attendees are 21 or over. Saturday is family friendly! •Friday – children’s tickets will be available for pre-purchase and at the door. Children must be u...