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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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: $40 a year; or family: $55 a year) 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, 2519 Madison Ave., Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108, 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.

Your Member Number will available within 24 hours.

KCBS Membership Application


Your membership is currently set up on auto renewal through PayPal. If you need to change your KCBS membership type or payment method you will first have to log into your PayPal account and cancel your KCBS auto-payment and then return to this page and select 'Renewal' from the menu below.

If you are still seeing this notice after canceling your auto payment please wait a few minutes and try again.
It can occasionally take up to 30 minutes for PayPal to process auto payment cancellation.
Please call our office at 800-963-5227 if you need assistance.

If you do not need to make changes to payment method or membership type you may use the form below to update general information and settings for your current KCBS membership.

Application Type:
New Member    Renewal
Location: United States    Foreign
Membership Type:
First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:   Invoice By Email:
Gender: Male    Female
Street Address:
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FAX #:
Birth date: Month:   Day:   Year:
Is this membership being purchased as a gift for someone? If so, what name will be used for billing?
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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?
Team Name:
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
Business Name:
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Check all that apply to your interest in BBQ:
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I agree to the PRIVACY POLICY and KCBS's data collection and use.
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 and your membership certificate. Please note, all new members will receive the digital version of the Kansas City Bullsheet via email. 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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