Registration of the Master Series is now OPEN!


Compete against the nation's top professional BBQ masters!

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 those that want ultimate bragging rights, professional chefs and businesses to apply and compete in. Think you've got what it takes?

The Master Series Competition will be hosted on SATURDAY, July 22nd, 2023. Competitors can arrive on-site for set-up on Thursday evening or early Friday morning and will remain on-site until after the awards ceremony on Saturday. Please familiarize yourself with the KCBS competition rules prior to applying. A barbeque team information guide will be made available for further reference.


Smoke, Wind & Fire - Master Series - Grand Champion Prize

  • SATURDAY, July 22, 2023

Official KCBS Rules

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 judging class the day before the event.

Team Application

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 Master Series.