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!
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Together We Can Do More

As of 5/28/2017

Our Mission

In 2014, the Kansas City Barbeque Society announced its mission to feed the homeless and hungry in America with its 100KCBS Meals Mission. With the help of BBQ lovers from across the country, KCBS exceeded this goal by almost 15,000 meals.

But the fight to end hunger in the United States is far from over. Nearly 15 percent of all US households, including roughly 49 million people, struggle to put food on the table.

So this year, KCBS proudly announces its mission to help continue to feed the hungry throughout the United States with 250,000 BBQ meals. We can continue to make a difference, but we need your help!

By partnering with BBQ lovers from across the country, including volunteers, competitors and attendees at KCBS sanctioned events, KCBS will purchase BBQ for participating teams at select events to assist in this collection of food.

But in order to make this charitable event possible, we need the help and support of the 'Que community! So help us spread the love of the BBQ Community and join KCBS in giving back to yours. Read about the difference we're making together.



  • There were 52 KCBS events that participated in the 100KCBS Meals Mission.
  • Over 29,000 pounds of BBQ were donated to help feed the homeless and hungry in the US.
  • At least 2,000 KCBS Teams were involved with fundraising or donating food to the program.


  • Our goal is to have at least 100 events participate in the 250KCBS Meals Mission.
  • Our goal is to donate at least 50,000 pounds of food to help feed the homeless and hungry in the US.
  • Our goal is to have at least 3,000 teams participate in the 250KCBS Meals Mission.

Help Us Reach Our Goal

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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

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
Nassau Smokin' Hot BBQ
Nassau Bahamas
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
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
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
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
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
Winter FunFest
Overland Park, KS
Feb 27
Smokin In The Square
Mar 11-12
Blues Hog BBQ & Music Fest
Jackson, TN
Apr 1-2
High on the Hog Festival
Winchester Tn 37398
Apr 9-16
Smokin' Butts & Tires
Conyers GA
Apr 15-16
Indianapolis, Indiana
Apr 22-23
Central Iowa Expo BBQ
Boone, IA
Apr 22-24
Minnesota in May
St Paul MN.
May 13-14
Salt City BBQ Festival
Syracuse, NY
May 21-22
National BBQ Cup
Nashville, TN( Titans stadium)
May 27-29
Red, White, & BBQ
ty Warner Park, Westmont, IL
May 27-29
Smokin in Steele
Owatonna, MN 55060
June 3-4
Smoking Out Hunger
Kansas City, KS
June 10-11
Hog and Steer Barbecue Competition and Festival
Wisconsin Harley-Davidson, Oconomowoc, WI
June 17-18
Miles City Cowtown Cookoff
Riverside Park, Miles City MT
June 17-18
Smokin' On The Pecos
Artesia, New Mexico
June 24-25
Wine Country Big Q
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, CA
July 8-9
Gold Ribbin' BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay
Greeen Bay, WI
July 9-10
Up in Smoke BBQ Bash
Mason City, Iowa
July 22-23
Smokin Hot Cars & BBQ
Iola Kansas
July 29-30
24th Annual Barbeque Championship of Nebraska
Omaha NE
Aug 5-6
Badger Brews & Que
Manitowoc, WI
Aug 5-7
Lake Minnetonka BBQ & Beer Fest
Tonka Bay, MN
Aug 12-13
9th Big Island BBQ
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Aug 26-27
BBQ on the Bow
Montgomery Community Association, Calgary, Alberta
Sep 3-4
Balloons, Blues, & BBQ
Monroe County Fairgrounds - Bloomington, IN
Sep 9-10
Table Rock Boats & Bones
Kimberling City, Missouri
Sep 17-18
Central Illinois Bragging Rights CIBR-BBQ
Arthur, Illinois
Oct 14-15
Balloons, Blues, & BBQ
Parsons, KS
Oct 14-15
Barn Burner Bar-B-Q
Libertyville, IL
Oct 14-15
World BBQ Festival
Peoria, AZ
Nov 4-5
Hog Happnin'
Shelby, North Carolina
Nov 4-5
World Food Championships
Orange Beach, AL
Nov 9-15
Urbanna VA
Mar 24-25