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"
  • Save $5 when you buy 3 bags of Adirondack Grilling Pellets
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 10% off all Creekstone Farms® products
  • 10% off any ICEHOLE Cooler or the option to customize your ICEHOLE Cooler with your team or KCBS logo for $50.00.
  • 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.
  • $6 mail-in-rebate on premium pit-smoked Whole or Sliced Beef Briskets from Sadler's Smokehouse.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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Are You a BBQ Enthusiast?
Then join up with the largest BBQ society in the world!

Joining is easy! Let us know which membership you want (individual: $35 a year; or family: $50 a year; for memberships outside the USA, add $10) and follow these steps.

Step 1: Fill out this online form and click "submit"
Step 2: Choose your payment option - online or traditional.
Step 3: For traditional payment, mail your check to KCBS, 11514 Hickman Mills Drive, Kansas City, MO 64134, or call our office at 800-963-5227 to pay by credit card. For online payment, you will be prompted to make your payment through Paypal.

KCBS Membership Application

Membership Type:
Application Type: New Member    Renewal
Location: United States    Foreign
First Name:
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Gender: Male    Female
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Payment Preference: Online Payment - Credit Card or Paypal Account
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Are you a member of a cooking team? If so, what is your cooking team's name?
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Are you a KCBS certified judge?    Yes    No

If you answered "no" to the above, would you be willing to attend a judges certification program and be willing to judge barbeque contests?    Yes    No

Do you have a BBQ-related business or product?    Yes    No
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Check all that apply to your interest in BBQ:
Backyard Caterer Competition Contest Promoter
Contest Judge Manufacturer Novice Restaurateur
Retailer Journalist    

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I promise to faithfully uphold the tenets for a Barbeque fanatic. I will cook and/or eat as much barbeque as the law allows, while having as much fun as possible.

Your membership will be activated in 7-10 business days after payment is received. You will receive a new membership packet in the mail which will include your membership card, your membership certificate, and a current copy of the The Kansas City Bullsheet. If you have any questions concerning your membership, please contact our office at (800) 963-5227 or by email at membership@kcbs.us. Welcome to KCBS!
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