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American Royal Hall of Fame Nominations

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January 19, 2017

The American Royal is seeking nominations for the Barbecue Hall of Fame®. Previous inductees have included Rich Davis, Fred Gould, Speed Herrig, Mike Mills, Carolyn Wells, Gary Wells, John Willingham, Henry Ford, Johnny Trigg, Guy Fieri, Myron Mixon, Adam Perry Lang, George Stephen Sr., Pat Burke, Ray Lampe, Henry Perry, Ed Fisher, Steven Raichlen, Paul Kirk, Ardie Davis, Chris Lilly, and David Knight. These barbecue pioneers are joined each year by three new inductees that demonstrate a crowning achievement in barbecue excellence in three distinct categories.  

If you would like to nominate an individual to be considered for the Barbecue Hall of Fame, please visit http://www.barbecuehalloffame.com/ to find further information on the categories and forms for nominations.

You may also submit their name and an explanation of why their BBQ achievements are worthy of consideration to bbq@americanroyal.com or mail to:

American Royal Association

Attention: Emily Park

1701 American Royal Court

Kansas City, Missouri 64102


All submissions must be received by March 1, 2017

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