February 3, 2016


If you are remotely involved in the barbecue industry, you have probably heard of The Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). The KCBS is the “world’s largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts with over 20,000 members worldwide.”

Here at Far Out Awards we may not have any real grills or smokers, but that doesn’t stop us from creating our fake (yet realistic) BBQ for amazing awards on a daily basis. Some favorites are our ​BBQ Ribs Trophy, ​Bacon Trophy, ​Chicken Trophy, ​Pulled Pork Trophy, ​Brisket Trophy, and ​Smokin’ BBQ Beer Trophy, among many others. That being said, we consider ourselves especially unique (or Far Out) members of the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

Last month was the 30th Anniversary of the KCBS so we packed our bags full of Far Out BBQ Awards and flew out to Kansas City to celebrate. Here are some of the highlights:


Far Out Awards booth at the KCBS 30th Anniversary Banquet

A real favorite among the KCBS members was this custom acrylic award we made for the special 30th anniversary event. BBQ competition organizers were thrilled to learn that we could take their logo and make an award completely custom like this.


Here are Brian and Laurie Polak of Operation BBQ Relief posing with the custom acrylic award. Operation BBQ Relief is an amazing organization that goes to places all over America that have been affected by natural disasters and barbecues delicious meals for the affected communities. We asked Brian and Laurie to pose with the award after learning about Operation BBQ Relief, which is definitely deserving of Far Out recognition.


Another great highlight was when our President, Steven Bard, won the raffle for this amazing BBQ Smoker from Deep South Smokers!


If you are interested in joining the Kansas City BBQ Society or learning more about BBQ events near you, check out their site here. If you are in need some awesome sauce ’em BBQ awards, you know who to call… Far Out Awards!

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