The American Royal Association has announced the 2021 class of inductees to the Barbecue Hall of Fame: Ollie Gates, Meathead Goldwyn and Rodney Scott.

Additionally, two legacy inductees have been selected: Lyttle Brides and Arthur Bryant. The induction ceremony, presented by YETI, will take place on Saturday, September 18th during the 2021 American Royal World Series of Barbecue at the Kansas Speedway and will honor both the 2020 & 2021 Inductees.

Election into the Barbecue Hall of Fame recognizes contributions to the advancement of barbecue. It serves to promote and encourage the growth and public support of barbecue by providing official and public recognition honoring individuals, living or dead, who by achievement and service, have made outstanding and significant contributions to barbecue as a hobby, sport, and/or culinary experience.

Each year, three individuals are awarded the honor and are recognized by the Barbecue Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the barbecue community and demonstration of achievement in barbecue excellence.

Additionally, the Barbecue Hall of Fame Legacy Category honors deceased individuals whose contributions to barbecue excellence helped establish barbecue tradition.

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