FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
Twitter    Facebook

Together We Can Do More

As of 11/30/2015
Meals Served
Meals to Go

Our Mission

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is pleased to announce the 100KCBS Meals Mission to help feed the homeless and hungry throughout America with 100,000 BBQ Meals this year. By working with and mobilizing BBQ lovers across the country, from volunteers and attendees to teams at sanctioned events, KCBS will be purchasing Boston pork butts for participating teams at select events to assist in the collection of food in order to make this charitable effort possible.

Nearly 15 percent of all US households, roughly 49 million people, struggle to put food on the table. More than 1 in 5 children in the United States live below the poverty line. Join KCBS in giving back to the community and helping those in need.

Help Us Reach Our Goal

 to        I agree to the Terms and Conditions
Yes, I am the Event Director for this event
Official Supplier of
Kansas City Barbeque Society

Get Involved

If you are an Event Director of a KCBS sanctioned event, you can sign up using the form at left. Our resources are limited, so it is imperative to sign up your event as soon as possible. Only a limited number of events will be chosen to subsidize and promote during the program. Read the Terms and Conditions page for more information.

If you are a KCBS Member and you want your favorite event to participate in this program, contact the Event Director and encourage them to sign up on this page. Participating events across the country will also be collecting non-perishable food from attendees and competitors to give to area food banks and charities. This is your chance to get involved and help give back to the community!

Space and time are limited! Sign up today to reserve your spot.

Participating Events

High on the Hog Festival
Winchester, TN
Apr 18-19
BBQ Capital Cook Off
Lexington. NC
Apr 25-26
2nd Annual Smokin' Hot BBQ Nassau Bahamas
East Bay Marina - Nassau, Bahamas
May 3
Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition
Green Lane, PA
May 9-10
Claremore Reveille Rotary Boots & BBQ Festival
Will Rogers Downs and Casino - Claremore, OK
May 9-10
Minnesota in May
St. Paul, MN
May 16-17
Red, White, & BBQ
Ty Warner Park - Westmont, IL
May 23-25
BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay
North Bend, OR
May 24-25
The Miles City Cowtown Cook-off
Miles City, MT
June 13-14
Smokin' on the River
Jeffersonville, IN
June 13-14
Battle of the Bones
Central Point, OR
June 20-21
June 21-22
Grillin in Grafton
Grafton, WI
June 27-28
Smokin' On the Pecos NM State BBQ Championship
Eddy County Fairgrounds - Artesia, NM
June 27-28
Gold Ribbin' BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay
Green Bay, WI
July 11-12
Firin' Up the Fox BBQ Contest & Festival
St. Charles, Illinois
July 11-13
Smokn Hot Cars & BBQ
Iola, KS
July 25-26
Up in Smoke BBQ Bash
Mason City, IA
July 25-26
Foothills Country Backyard BBQ Bash
Cleveland, TN
July 25-26
Smokin' with Woods
Odessa, MO
Aug 8-9
Mountain High BBQ Festival
Macon County Fairgrounds - Franklin, NC
Aug 8-9
Montana State BBQ Championships
Billings, MT
Aug 12-13
Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge
Meyer Ranch - Conifer, CO
Aug 15-16
Birch Run Blues, Brews & Barbecue
Birch Run, MI
Aug 22-23
Deaths Door Barbecue
Washington Island, WI
Aug 22-23
Big Island BBQ
Freeborn County Fairgrounds
Aug 22-23
Sooie't Relief BBQ Benefit
Greer, SC
Aug 22-23
Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival
Bedford, TX
Aug 29-31
BBQ on the Bow
Barclay Parade - Calgary, Alberta
Aug 30-31
6th Annual Southern York County BBQ Cook-Off
Glen Rock, PA
Sep 5-6
Bama Brew & Que
Tuscaloosa, AL
Sep 12-13
Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival
Silver Lake, MI
Sep 12-13
Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships
Spearfish, SD
Sep 18-19
Jim Bowie BBQ Throwdown
Vidalia, LA
Sep 26-27
Dothan, AL
Sep 26-27
Sam's Club National BBQ Championship
Bentonville, AR
Sep 26-27
Whole Hawg Happenin'
Marietta, GA
Sep 27-28
American Royal
Kansas City, MO
Oct 4-5
The Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ & Music Festival
Lyons, GA
Oct 10-11
Lambs Farm Barn Burner Bar-B-Q
Libertyville, IL
Oct 17-18
Balloons, Bikes, Blues & BBQ
Parsons, KS
Oct 17-18
Back to Back to the Park
Marshalltown, IA
Oct 17-19
Smokin Thunder BBQ Classic
Rome, GA Airport
Oct 18-19
Sons of the American Legion Red White and Blue II BBQ Contest
Smiths Fork Campground - Smithville, MO
Oct 18-19
Smokin' the Fort-BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Fort Gibson, OK
Oct 24-25
World Food Championships
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 12-18
The National BBQ Cup
Cumming, GA
Nov 21-23
Operation BBQ Relief
Disaster Relief
Jan 1
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour
Various Locations (Mobile Tour)
Feb 21-Oct 10
Smokin In The Square
Pensacola, FL
Mar 6-7
Don't Be Cruel BBQ Duel benefitting the Link Centre
Downtown Tupelo, MS
Mar 13-14
High on the Hog Festival
Winchester City Park
Apr 11-18
Central Iowa Expo BBQ
Boone, Ia
Apr 24-26
Barbecue Bulls Championship Salzburg
May 1
Smokin on the Water
Liberty, IN
May 1-3
Sugar Mound BBQ Festival
Mound City, KS
May 23-24
Smokin' on the River
Jeffersonvillle, IN
June 12-13
Miles City Cowtown Cook-off
Riverside Park, Miles City MT
June 19-20
Newport Beach Barbeque Contest
Newport Beach California
June 26-27
Smokin' On The Pecos
Artesia, NM
June 26-27
Battle of the Bones
Central Point, OR
June 26-27
Blues Hog BBQ & Music Fest
Jackson, TN
July 2-4
Gold Ribbin' BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 10-11
Wine Country Big Q
Sonoma Mountain Village, Rohnert Park, CA
July 10-11
Chillin & Grillin In The Glades
Wise, VA.
July 10-11
Smokin Hot Cars & BBQ
Iola Ks
July 24-25
Up in Smoke BBQ Bash
Mason City, Iowa
July 24-25
Badger Brews & Que
Manitowoc, WI
July 31-Aug 1
Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge
Conifer, CO
Aug 14-15
8th Annual Big Island BBQ State Championship
Freeborn Co. Fairgrounds, Albert Lea, Minnesota
Aug 28-29
Southern New England Kosher BBQ Championship & Craft Fair
Congregation Beth El 1200 Fairfield Woods Road Fairfield CT 06825
Aug 29-30
PiP at Binck36, Binckhorstlaan, The Hague, Netherlands
Aug 29-30
Beach, Boogie and BBQ
Myrtle Beach, SC
Sep 4-5
Bedford Blues & BBQ Labor Day Weekend Festival
1951 L. Don Dodson Bedford, TX 76021
Sep 4-6
BBQ on the Bow
Barcley Parade, Calgary Alberta
Sep 5-6
Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships
Spearfish, SD
Sep 11-12
7th Annual Southern York County BBQ Cook-Off
12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock, PA 17327
Sep 11-12
Independence Fire & Ice BBQ
Independence Events Center
Sep 11-12
Balloons, Blues & BBQ
Bloomington, IN
Sep 12-13
Tri City BBQ Fest
Denison, IA
Sep 18-19
Dothan, AL
Sep 25-26
Bama Brew & Que
Tuscaloosa, AL
Sep 25-26
American Royal
Kansas City, MO
Oct 2-4
Downtown BBQ Showdown
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Oct 9-10
Arthur, IL
Oct 9-10
Balloons, Bikes, Blues, & Barbeque
Parsons, KS
Oct 16-17
Mid-South Barbecue Festival
Mount Pleasant, TN
Oct 16-17
Lambs Farm Barn Burner Bar-B-Q
Lambs Farm, Libertyville, IL
Oct 16-17
Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-OFF
Racine County Fairgrounds
Oct 23-24
World Food Championships BBQ Championship
Kissimmee, FL
Nov 5-7
Hog Happnin'
Shelby, NC
Nov 6-7
The National BBQ Cup
Cumming, GA
Nov 20-21
Pig Jam
Plant City, FL
Nov 20-21
9th Smoking Hot BBQ San Juan
San Juan Piuerto Rico
Feb 20-21
Smokin In The Square
Mar 11-12
Smokin' Butts & Tires
Conyers GA
Apr 15-16
Minnesota in May
St Paul MN.
May 13-14
Salt City BBQ Festival
Syracuse, NY
May 21-22
Hog and Steer Barbecue Competition and Festival
Wisconsin Harley-Davidson, Oconomowoc, WI
June 17-18
Up in Smoke BBQ Bash
Mason City, Iowa
July 22-23
Badger Brews & Que
Manitowoc, WI
Aug 5-7
9th Big Island BBQ
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Aug 26-27