Backyard/Amateur Applications are open!
Compete against the top Backyard BBQ grillers!
Professionally sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), the competition features prizes awarded in the four traditional categories (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Beef Brisket).
The Master Series is for professional chefs and businesses to apply and compete in, and the Backyard Competition is for anyone that's looking to prove they're champions of the grill.
Backyard Amateur Competition – Grand Prize
- FRIDAY, July 21, 2022
Interested in signing up or enrolling as a judge, see our information below!
Official KCBS Rules
If you want to attend the competition as either a Judge or Team participant, it's important to know the rules of this cookout. Review the rule-set for the category that you or your team plan on competing in. If there is enough interest, we will hold a BBQ judging class the day before the event.
Think you have what it takes to claim the crown on this BBQ competition. Enroll you and your team, and let's cook! Make sure to correctly apply for the category you wish to compete in!
2023 Registration is now OPEN for the Backyard Series.