Category Archives: KCBS

Smoke on the Water Kenora Luxe BBQ Company

Smoke on the Water Kenora

Location: Kenora, Ontario

The grills and smokers will be fired up and ready to “Q” for our 3rd Annual “Smoke on the Water” (formerly “Triple B”) Luxe Barbeque Company Pitmasters BBQ Championships DOUBLE HEADER – being held at the Whitecap Pavilion in beautiful Kenora, Ontario June 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2018. This Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned Competition is open to amateurs and professionals competing for points and prizes for the Grand Championship Pit Masters event and a chance to compete at the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbeque Competition (Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA), The World Food Championships (Orange Beach, Alabama, USA), and American Royal Championships (Kansas City, Missouri, USA).

For full event and contest information visit the official page here.

1/2 Way to St. Pat’s BBQ Contest

Location: Emmetsburg, IA 

Join us for our 2nd Annual 1/2 Way to St. Pat’s BBQ Contest August 25th & 26th, 2018!!!  We will be awarding $5,000 in prizes.  This is a KCBS Sanctioned  Event. Registration is $200.00. $25.00 Electricity Fee.(Spaces are limited) All entries will include 4 wristbands to Saturday Nights Entertainment.

For more information and to register, please go to

Entry Form

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs BBQ Event

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs – KCBS

Date:  06/22/18 – 06/24/18

Location:   La Crosse Valley View Mall (JC Penny’s Parking Lot), 3800 State Road 16, La Crosse WI

The Rotary Rock-n-Ribs BBQ is located in a new location in La Crosse WI off I-90 at the La Crosse Valley View Mall, in the JC Penny’s parking lot.  Our event is bigger and better this year because our event is in conjunction with the Bassmaster Elite Series Fishing Tournament, where everyone can visit the Bassmaster Elite Series national vendors and watch the competitors’ bass be weighed on Saturday and Sunday.  The barbeque event consists of a SCA Steak Competition and KCBS Kids Q on Friday, June 22nd, KCBS Backyard and State Championship competitions are on on Saturday, June 23rd, and a Big Green Egg “Mystery Box” Challenge on Sunday, June 24th.  We will have plenty of food, bands, beer, and more!

KCBS Master Series/State Championship prize money starts out $8700; if more than 40 teams, the payout will be $10,000!  Limit 50 teams

20 amp electrical and water included!

Winners walk on the Bassmaster Elite Series stage!

Contact: Laurie Tweten at; or website


King Turkey Day Smokin' Gobbler Barbeque Cook off

King Turkey Day Smokin’ Gobbler Barbeque Cook-Off

Location: Worthington, MN

This contest will be held in downtown Worthington, MN at the intersection of 9th Street & 4th Avenue. Directions. A state championship contest that is held in conjunction with Worthington’s largest town festival, King Turkey Day. This community event features many activities for the whole family including, a 10K run & 5K walk, a turkey race, parade, outdoor movie, midway, beer garden and much more! This is a KCBS sanctioned event.

Contact Information:

King Turkey Day, Inc.
1121 Third Avenue, Worthington, MN 56187


Up In Smoke BBQ Bash. May the fork be with you!

Up in Smoke BBQ Bash

Location: East Park, Mason City, Iowa

The Up in Smoke BBQ Bash is KCBS state championship just across the Iowa/Minnesota border, down Interstate 35.  Held in a beautiful park with a nearly $10,000 prizes.  The Up in Smoke BBQ Bash has great live music, activities for the kids, FREE admission and is a great weekend.  Join us!

KCBS Contest Registration:


Island Food Fest

Treasure Island Food Fest BBQ and Steak Cookoff

Location: Treasure Island Casino, Red Wing, MN


The Island Food Fest BBQ and Steak Cook-off will be held June 17-18 at Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing, MN, 40 minutes south of the Twin Cities.  The KCBS sanctioned BBQ contest will be held in conjunction with the Island Food Fest, a food-centric outdoor festival featuring over 100 artisan food producers, food vendors, craft beers and some of the hottest country music around!

Friday Night features an SCA Steak Cook-off competition, a People’s Choice Chili contest, a People’s Choice Appetizer contest and BBQ sauce contest.  The KCBS event has a total purse of $8,700 and the winners of the Steak, Chili and BBQ Grand Champion all receive Golden Tickets to compete in the World Food Championships this November in Orange Beach, Alabama.  The Steak winner also gets an invite to compete in the SCA World Steak Championship this October in Fort Worth, Texas.   KCBS Grand Champion gets invited to Great American Royal Barbeque in Kansas City and is also in the draw for the 2017 Jack Daniel’s World Championship.

Click here for more information on the Island Food Fest!

Click here for team registration!