FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the best route to take to reach the American Royal Complex?
The "best" route will depend on which direction you're coming from and which interstate (I-70, I-29 or I-35) brings you into Kansas City. Click on this interactive map page for the Kemper Arena vicinity. Click here for directions to the American Royal Complex.
The Wyoming Street Ramp off of the 23rd Street Viaduct is permanently closed. All parking lots A, B, C, D and North Lot will still be available and can be accessed from either Genessee St off of I-670 or Kansas Ave. to American Royal Drive. Caesar Chavez is open for traffic.
Where do I park?
The City of Kansas City Missouri charges a fee to park in lots to the east and west of the American Royal Center. Reserved and handicap parking is available at the south end of the building. Private parking is also available nearby. In addition, landowners near the American Royal Complex open their property for parking for a similar fee. For details on the regular parking areas, see the Parking page.
Where do buses park and drop off?
Buses can drop off at the north doors of the American Royal building and then a parking attendant will give directions to the parking lot for buses.
Is there RV parking?
Yes, overnight RV parking is allowed on the south end of the grounds for a fee. Parking is first come, first served.
Hours of Operation
What are the hours of operation for the Western Farm Show?
Friday & Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
How many exhibitors typically display at the Western Farm Show?
The show attracts close to 500 exhibitors who occupy the entire American Royal Complex over 400,000 square feet of floor space.
What types of exhibits will I see?
Virtually any product or service used in agribusiness, ranging from farm implements and livestock equipment to seed and feed, plus chemicals and computers. There's a lot to see for full-time, traditional farmers as well as compact tractors and equipment for part-time, “lifestyle” farmers. In addition, the Family Living Center features a wide assortment of items for use in and around the (farm) home.
Can I bring my whole family?
Of course! Along with the attractions of all the tractors and new equipment, the Family Living Center and the Health and Safety Roundup and the Farm Show's festive atmosphere is fun for the whole family.
How much are tickets to the Farm Show?
An adult ticket is $8 or just $5 when you use a discount coupon. To get a $3 discount coupon, go to a participating Western Equipment Dealers Association dealer and retailer. Children 12 and under get in free. So, with your tickets and a parking fee, you can enjoy the Western Farm Show for about the same cost as going to a movie.
Is everything out of the weather?
Yes, the exhibit area is completely indoors sheltered from the elements, but with plenty of room for even the biggest, tallest combines.
Is the complex accessible for those with disabilities?
Yes, both floors of the American Royal Complex are easy to navigate for attendees with disabilities. The American Royal Complex was completely remodeled in 1993, so the facility is fully accessible. Unfortunately, we do not have wheelchairs or scooters for rent. See the map of the American Royal Complex.
Is there food at the Farm Show?
Yes, you can visit the Blue Ribbon Café, a full-service restaurant on the upper level at the north end of the exhibit hall. You'll also find a number of fast-food concession stands. These serve everything from pork sandwiches, nachos and hotdogs to fun foods such as cotton candy and ice cream.
Can I bring my pet to the Western Farm Show?
No pets are allowed unless they are a service animal.
Lost & Found
What do I do if I have lost something during my visit at the Western Farm Show?
All items found and turned in to the Western Farm Show staff will be kept in the Show Office behind the Registration Desk located at the south end of the Central Exhibit Hall.
How do I find lost children?
Lost children are taken to the Security Office, located near the north end of the Central Exhibit Hall. If the child is not in that room, the security team will work diligently using the phones and radios to locate the child.
Things to Enjoy in Kansas City
What else can I do in Kansas City?
As one of the country's 25 largest metropolitan areas, Kansas City offers a wealth of interesting things to see and do and eat!
Attractions: For a bit of history, visit the Liberty Memorial, commemorating World War I, or the Truman Library, dedicated to the presidency of Harry S. Truman. If you're interested in fine art, visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum, which boasts an internationally renowned collection of paintings and sculpture. For links, visit the Kansas City Attractions page.
Music: Kansas City is known for its jazz and blues, which can be enjoyed in many venues. You'll also find clubs offering country and pop music.
Food: Fine food abounds, whether your taste is for our world-famous barbecue, Kansas City strip steaks, continental, American, or such ethnic specialties as Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Thai, Middle Eastern, Greek, Indian, Cajun, Irish or Vietnamese. Visit the Kansas City Restaurants page for a list of favorite restaurants.
Shopping: Visit the world-famous Country Club Plaza for shopping, dining and riding in the horse-drawn carriages. Other popular shopping areas include Crown Center, the new Zona Rosa shopping center and Cabela's. For more ideas, visit the Kansas City Attractions page.