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.
  • 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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The Great American Cookout

With stops in all four corners of the country, the 2017 Great American Cookout will bring the art and taste of outdoor cooking to some of the biggest and best barbeque contests, festivals and retail locations throughout the nation. In its eleventh year, the Great American Cookout will stop at 20 food festivals and select retail locations throughout the tour's seven months on the road. BBQ experts and GAC tour hosts, Mike and Christine Peters, will share grilling tips and free samples with event attendees, so bring your napkins, this is one cookout you do not want to miss!

The Great American Cookout wants to give YOU the ultimate backyard Pitmaster BBQ Bash, brought to you by our Great American Cookout Tour Sponsors! This year, one lucky BBQ fan will win a backyard BBQ party, catered by a top Kansas City Barbeque Society pitmaster for up to 20 of their closest friends. And this won't be your typical backyard BBQ - this will be a bash that you and your friends will never forget. The Grand Prize includes a party for up to 20 people complete with food, fun and entertainment by a KCBS pitmaster! Don't miss your chance to be BBQ royalty for a day! Click here to see the official rules and regulations.

2017 GAC Schedule

Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival
4/21 - 4/22 | Springfield, MO
Barbecue in the Bluffs
5/12 - 5/13 | Council Bluffs, IA
Sun BBQFest
6/3 - 6/4 | Uncasville, CT
Peak City Pig Fest
6/17 | Apex, NC
National Pro BBQ Tour Regional
6/30 - 7/1 | Bartlett, TN
Music City July 4th
7/3 - 7/4 | Nashville, TN
Columbus Jazz and Ribfest
7/21 - 7/23 | Columbus, OH
San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ
8/4 - 8/5 | Alamosa, CO
Del Mar BBQ State Championship
8/19 - 8/20 | Del Mar, CA
River Falls Bacon Bash
9/16 - 9/17 | River Falls, WI
Barbecue on the River
9/28 - 9/30 | Paducah, KY
National Pro BBQ Tour Championship
10/6 - 10/7 | Bentonville, AR
The National BBQ Cup
11/17 - 11/18 | Cumming, GA
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