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American Livestock Show, October 1998

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The Annual American Royal: BBQ, Horse Shows and Cattle
A Local Legacy

Would you like to take part in a rodeo? If so, then the annual American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo is the one for you. The Children's Rodeo is just one of many fun things to do at this event that celebrates the importance of livestock to Kansas City, Missouri.

The American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo began as a cattle show in a tent at the Kansas City Stockyards in 1899. Today it is one of the Midwest's biggest annual autumn events. There are horse and livestock competitions and one of America's best rodeos.

The American Royal Rodeo invites the best cowboys and cowgirls from across the country to participate in its competition. Plus, there's a barbecue cook-off, featuring some of Kansas City's best grillmasters. The city is famous for its barbecue restaurants, which take big hunks of beef and slowly cook them over wood or charcoal. When you go to the Rodeo you get a real taste of life in the Midwest.

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