Register for the Craze Fest BBQ Cook-Off

Enter the Craze Fest KCBS BBQ Cook-Off and show off your grilling chops!

Booking Your Team

There are spots for up to 35 teams. You will be required to register your team and adhere by the rules for the competition. We will be following the same rules as stated with the exception that our event will be held over 2 days instead of just 1.

All teams are to provide their own meat for the competition and must comply with KCBS rules and regulations (see link to right). 

The cost to register your team is $250 per team . To register, please fill out the form on this page.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact us.

Prize Information

There will be side contests in which teams can enter for $25 per entry, per category.

Side Contests Include:

  • Best Chicken Wings
  • Best British Inspired Beef
  • Best British Side Dish
  • Best Wild Game
  • Best Dessert

There will be the TRADITIONAL COMPETITION (as per the KCBS– sanctioned rules), results of all 4 categories area compiled into an overall score.

People's Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award Competition will take place during both Saturday and Sunday. On the Saturday the People’s Choice will consist of Chicken Wings, and on the Sunday, it will be Butt. The highest total of votes will determine the winner. The winner will receive a trophy and 20% of all money collected.

There is no fee for the teams to enter this event and for participating teams the chicken wings and the butt will be provided.


Grand Champion Prize

  • $1,500 Cash Prize
  • Grand Champion Trophy
  • Free Entry in next year's Craze Fest BBQ Cook-Off

Reserve Grand Champion Prize

  • $900 Cash Prize
  • Reserve Grand Champion Trophy

Cash Prizes per Category (chicken, ribs, beef, pork)

  • $375 & Trophy First Place
  • $275 & Plaque Second Place
  • $225 & Plaque Third Place
  • $175 & Plaque Fourth Place
  • $150 & Plaque Fifth Place
  • $125 Sixth Place
  • $100 Seventh Place
  • $75 Eighth Place
  • $60 Ninth Place
  • $40 Tenth Place

BBQ Cook-Off Registration

Before registering your team for the KCBS BBQ Cook-Off at Craze Fest, please carefully review the KCBS Rules & Regulations:

View BBQ Cook-Off Rules & Regulations »

Registration Form

Fill out the form below to register your team for the 2017 Craze Fest BBQ Cook-Off. 

Space is at a premium so please be accurate and conservative.

We are really asking for your help with this… we are not able to do a backyard team this year and the public really wants to taste what you all do.

Upon submission, you'll be taken to the registration payment page.

Registered BBQ Teams 


About The Kansas City BBQ Society

THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS), sanctions over 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout North America. Craze Fest is proud to be partnering with KCBS for our BBQ Cook-Off.

Judging Information

The KCBS is now accepting inquiries to judge the 2016 Craze fest Barbecue competition in early 2017 – where up to 35 of the best barbecue teams will compete for their share of $10,000 in cash prize money!

By providing the most respected form of judging and scoring in the world of BBQ, KCBS provides representatives for each contest and access to certified BBQ judges who have been trained in how to judge world-class barbeque, all while using a blind judging process that is fair and void of personal knowledge of teams being judged.

Sign up to be a Judge at Craze Fest 2017! 

Register here to be a Judge!

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