In 2012, the American royal celebrated its 113th year! Funded through endowments, contributions, sponsorships and event revenues; the Royal is a nationally recognized brand of excellence and a well known venue of world class competition and entertainment.
A Kansas City tradition since 1899, The American Royal Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote agrarian values and to support youth programs, award, and life-long learning experiences. The American Royal reaches more than 55,000 children each year with educational programs and distributions over one million dollars annually towards furthering the Royal's mission and vision of serving youth.
The American Royal, one of Kansas City's premier fall events, annually hosts the World Series of Barbecue®; one of the Midwest's largest livestock expositions, professional rodeos and prestigious horse shows in addition to being the home of the National Championship Saddlebred horse competition.