The annual BBQ and Fly-in on the River is now in its 17th year! The KCBS Sanctioned BBQ event is held in beautiful downtown Excelsior Springs with live performances, kids play area, a beer garden, vendors and fireworks. Last year more than 66 teams competed for the Grand Championship.
The Fly-in features a pancake breakfast, BBQ lunch, airplane rides and flyovers of the downtown staged at the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport. There will be displays and demonstrations and inflatables for the kids.
This is a great family-friendly festival! This year will be especially memorable as we kick-off the Excelsior Springs celebration of the total eclipse of the sun. Join us for the BBQ and Fly-in and extend your stay for the Solar Fest!
If you are interested in entering the BBQ contest or having a booth during the BBQ Festival, visit the contest website: bbqontherivercontest.com.
Regular vendor booths for the BBQ are only taken on Friday, however, if you would like to be a vendor during all four days, please email Cheri to make arrangements.