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Expand your waistline at the World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City
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Expand your waistline at the World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City

A cloud of smoke will hover above the Kansas Speedway from August 31 to September 3 as more than 600 teams from nearly a dozen countries (as far away as South Africa and Japan) gather in Kansas City, Kansas, to compete for the title of world’s best pitmaster at the 38th annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue. Visitors to the city’s signature event can stuff themselves stupid with an array of smoked meats that have been slathered in fiery sauces and slapped on buttery buns. There will also be plenty of beer, music, celebrity cook-offs, poker tournaments, carnival rides, car shows, BMX performances, and evening fireworks to keep a crowd of more than 50,000 carnivores entertained.

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