PorktoberQue is sanctioned by the largest barbecue governing body in the world, the Kansas City Barbeque Society. (KCBS). KCBS Rules are used and we have 100% certified judges scoring the competition. Additionally, PorktoberQue is a stop on the Alabama Barbecue trail, and competitors can earn points toward team of the year standings in the ABA.

THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the worlds largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 15,000 members worldwide.

KCBS sanctions over 400 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America. From volunteering to actual event production, our members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events.

KCBS serves as a clearinghouse of barbeque information which provides:

  • Networking with related trade associations and other contest-sanctioning organizations
  • Tracking trends in barbeque related products, and equipment
  • Teaming up with other food organizations and the media to promote barbeque

With our library, and extensive archive of barbeque related articles, KCBS offers educational programs, consultation services, and civic organization presentations to help promote barbeque as Americas Favorite Cuisine.

RULES for teams wishing to learn more can be found at this here.

PorktoberQue Entry form