15th Annual
BBQ On The River


A Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned Event

August 14 & 15, 2015

Excelsior Springs, MO

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2011 Grand Championship Team Cookin' BBQ!

Now in our 15th year, B.B.Q. on the River and Fly In returns with a beautiful venue and fun-filled events for young and old.  We look forward to another successful contest filled with tough competition and the aroma of smoked meats filling the air.  This year’s event theme will be our 15th Anniversary.  We are very excited to add two new competitions to the event.  We are offering an Early Bird entry fee.  Contestants that turn in their entry form and pay by May 31st will receive $25.00 off their entry fee and choice of spots for their team.

Your B.B.Q. on the River and Fly In committee is once again hard at work on the 15th annual B.B.Q. contest in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  This year’s dates will be August 14th and 15th, 2015.  We have many exciting activities planned for all ages to enjoy.  These activities include live performances, kids play area, a beer garden, airplane rides and flyovers, vendors, and fireworks.  Contestants and spectators look forward to bringing their families and friends to Excelsior Springs for this event. 

This year, we are proud to announce that we have been selected by the Board of Directors of the Kansas City BBQ Society for the Great American Cookout to attend our event.  Each year, the board selects only the top 15 highest profile, prestigious events in the country.  The Great American Cookout then hits the road bringing the art and taste of outdoor cooking to the biggest and best barbeque contest locations.  With the 40-foot custom tour trailer racking up the miles, the Tour Team will visit our location in August, where they will be serving tasty samples of barbecue!  Again, we are so honored that our BBQ contest has been selected.  For more details, visit www.kcbs.us

NOTE: Contest area has been moved from Broadway St. to Thompson Ave. due to construction activity.
Judging and VIP have been moved to the Montgomery Building on Thompson Ave.

Last year we had 53 teams competing for the Grand Championship and this year we are planning on 100 teams.  Last year we were proud to give away $10,000.00 in prize money and donated $13,000.00 to the community.  We have received rave reviews from all that have attended previous year’s events. 

2015 Prize List

Chicken, Brisket, Ribs and Pork
1st - $450
2nd - $350
3rd - $250
4th - $150
5th - $100
6th-10th - $50

Dessert and Pasta
1st - $350
2nd - $200
3rd - $100

Most Patriotic
1st - Trophy

Pork loin Entry
(Pork provided by Triumph Food)
1st - $250

Reserve Grand Champion
$750

Grand Champion
$1500

2014 Top Winners

Grand Champion: Smoke This BBQ Missouri
Reserve Champion: R Butts R Smokin'
Chicken - Smoke This BBQ Missouri
Pork - R Butts R Smokin'
Ribs - Porky McBeef and the Cluckers
Brisket - Political Pork
Pasta - Team Price Chopper
Dessert - Money Shot BBQ


Congratulations to ALL the winners!!

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