18th Annual
BBQ On The River

A Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned Event

August 17 & 18, 2018

Excelsior Springs, MO

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Our 18th annual BBQ contest will take place in Historic Downtown Excelsior Springs.  The beautiful Hall of Waters Building, on Broadway Ave, will serve as the judging area and turn-in location for our competition. Local business owners would like to invite you to visit our unique shops, restaurants, and saloon that align The Historic Hall of Waters District. If our guests are in need of a hotel for your visit, we recommend the Historic Elms Resort and Spa.  Please call 816-630-5500 for reservations.

2017 Theme - TBD

Friday Downtown Saturday Downtown Saturday Airport
7am-4pm - Team Checkin
4pm - Gates Open for Activities
5:30pm - Cooks Meeting - Hall of Waters
6-8pm - VIP Dinner - Hall of Waters
7-11pm - Band - Pompous Jack
6-10am - Biscuits & Gravy - Ray's Lunch
9am-10am - Judges Meeting - Hall of Waters
11:00am - Pasta Turn In
12:00am - Chicken Turn In
12:30pm - Ribs Turn In
1:00pm - Pork Turn In
1:30pm - Brisket Turn In
2:00pm - Dessert Turn In
1pm-4pm - Beer Garden
1-4pm - Crystal Productions DJ - Stage Area
4pm - Awards Ceremony
7am - 2pm
Flyin Breakfast & BBQ Lunch
Airplane Rides
Displays and Demonstrations
Young Eagle Flights
Inflatables for the Kids
Airport Website

The BBQ on the River and Fly In committee is proud to continue to bring you the biggest festival in Excelsior Springs. Because of our continued support of our local heroes and the Military, we are proud to have our branches of service recognized at our contest. The Remax Hot Air Baloon will take flight, weather permitting, in support of our contest and land nearby for all to see.

Live performances, food vendors, novelty vendors, and a beer garden.

 Local business owners will stay open late to enable our guests to take advantage of their one of a kind wares and offer discounts at their unique shops.
This years event is sure to be an action packed, family event.

Please thank our many sponsors, without who all the fun activities could not be provided.

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Excel Computers/epsi.net, Bross/Spidle, Ambassador Sign, AIPC, Jack Halferty
Dr. Spotless, AmerenMO, ReMax Excelsior Springs, AG-Power, Griffey Insurance Agency
Shouse Home Improvement Team, Star Storage, McConkey and Bowen LLC, Scott Craven

Mobile Sponsors

Ray's Lunch, Rite-Way Auto, Dr. Scott Craven, Red Cross Pharmacy
American Family Ins-Gary Woods Agency, El Maguey, EZ Lube

Silver Sponsors

Red Cross Pharmacy

Bronze Sponsors

Dari-B Drive-In, Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce
Ashley's Car Lot, Recon, American Family Josh Thomas, Goppert Bank,
Geoff & Barbara Clark, Luther Woods Heating and Cooling, Rex Rx


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