18th Annual
BBQ On The River

A Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned Event

August 17 & 18, 2018

Excelsior Springs, MO

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2011 Grand Championship Team Cookin' BBQ!

Now in our 18th 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 yearís event theme is TBD and 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 18th annual B.B.Q. contest in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.  This yearís dates will be August 17th and 18th, 2018.  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 yearís events. 

2018 Prize List

Chicken, Brisket, Ribs and Pork
1st - $475
2nd - $350
3rd - $250
4th - $150
5th - $100
6th-10th - $50

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

Reserve Grand Champion

Grand Champion

2017 Top Winners

Grand Champion: Clark Can Crew
Reserve Champion: Dirt Road BBQ
Chicken - Hunka Hunka Burinin' Rub
Pork - The Smoking Hills
Ribs - 4 Legs Up
Brisket - The Smoking Hills
Pasta - K-Cass BBQ
Dessert - Porky McBeef and the Cluckers

Congratulations to ALL the winners!!

Overall Rankings
Tally Sheet - Brisket
Tally Sheet - Chicken
Tally Sheet - Dessert
Tally Sheet - Pasta
Tally Sheet - Pork Ribs
Tally Sheet - Pork

2017 American Royal Registration
2017 American Royal Paperwork

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