17th Annual
BBQ On The River


A Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned Event

August 18 & 19, 2017

Excelsior Springs, MO

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2011 Grand Championship Team Cookin' BBQ!

Now in our 17th 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 17th 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 17th annual B.B.Q. contest in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  This year’s dates will be August 18th and 19th, 2017.  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. 

Last year we had 66 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. 

2017 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

Pork loin Entry
(Pork provided by Triumph Food)
1st - $100

Reserve Grand Champion
$800

Grand Champion
$1600

2016 Top Winners

Grand Champion: High I Que
Reserve Champion: Smokers Purgatory
Chicken - Dixie Boys BBQ
Pork - Porky Butts BBQ
Ribs - Getting Basted
Brisket - 50 Sahdes of Que
Pasta - Nickle Boys BBA
Dessert - Team Price Chopper


Congratulations to ALL the winners!!



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