10th Annual
BBQ On The River

Kansas City BBQ SocietyA KCBS Sanctioned Event

August 19 & 20, 2011

Excelsior Springs, MO

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About our contest:

Now in our 10th year, The BBQ on the River and Fly In returns with a beautiful venue and fun-filled events for young and old.  We look forward to another contest filled with tough competition and the aroma of smoked meats filling the air.

Your BBQ on the River and Fly-In committee is once again hard at work on the 10th annual BBQ contest in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. This years dates for the contest will be August 19th and 20th. We have many exciting activities planned for all ages to enjoy. These activities include a performance by the Marching Cobras, live bands, vendors, kids play area, the Apache Helicopter, beer garden, fireworks and much more. Contestants and spectators look forward to bringing their families to Excelsior Springs for this event.

 Last year we had 75 teams competing for the Grand Championship and this year we are planning on 100 teams. We gave away $8,500 in prize money and donated over $16,000 to the community. This event was enjoyed by approximately 6,000 spectators and we expect that number to grow as well. We received rave reviews from all that have attended previous years events.

The BBQ on the River and Fly-In is a nonprofit organization that raises money annually for the community. In the past, we have donated money to the Excelsior Springs Parks and Recreation to help build a community park at Powell Lake in 2009 and a skate park. We have also contributed to the Excelsior Springs Historical Museum, Excelsior Springs Community Theater, and Excelsior Springs High School Athletic Department. Last year we purchased a med bed gator for Excelsior Springs Fire Department. The med bed has been used in off-road accidents, school sporting events and at the festivals held in Excelsior Springs. This year the Excelsior Springs Police Department has put in a request to purchase a police gator to enable them to better assist at accidents, festivals and parades held in Excelsior Springs. We are very happy to help our community as it grows.

 Along with the police gator, we are also raising money to purchase a park bench to be placed by the pond at Century Park. This bench will be in memory of one of our committee members and friends that was very active in the community. Paul Lane passed away unexpectedly in February and loved the community park we helped purchase in 2008.

Total Prize Purse for the contest this year is $10,000!!  Prize List

Northern Missouri Grand Champion

 The BBQ on the River and Fly In contest has teamed up with the Apple Blossom contest in St. Joseph, Missouri to present a combined Grand and Reserve Grand Champion of Northern Missouri.  Our combined Grand Champion will receive $1,500.00 and a trophy with the Reserve Grand Champion receiving $750.00 and a trophy.  For more information on the Apple Blossom contest contact appleblossombbq.com.

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