Annual Event, BBQ & Fly-in, Craft Beer, Experience

BBQ & Fly-in on the River

AUGUST 20-22, 2021
NEW LOCATION EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MEMORIAL AIRPORT

FIREWORKS AT DARK ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BBQ CONTEST

Smoke Em’ If You Got Em’

Whether you spell it BBQ, Barbeque or Barbecue, it’s the taste of America. This year, BBQ & Fly-In on the River will be located at the Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport, celebrating for its 22nd year!

Mark your calendars and join us Friday, August 20th through Sunday, August 22nd while 72 BBQ Teams compete to take home the trophy! This year’s annual competition will feature some of the top pitmasters in the nation battling it out in the rugged competition, the aromas of meat filling the air, great music, food, beer, cornhole tournaments, a BBQ Calcutta and so much more! It’s promising fun for the entire family!

New this year …

Sign up to compete in 1 of the 12 Turkey Smoke Series competitions by The National Turkey Federation.  No cost to you!  National Turkey Federation even provides the turkey product for you to cook.

Thank you Platinum and Gold Sponsors!

2021 Contest Participants!

4 Legs Up BBQ
913 BBQ
All Forked Up For Q
Ambition Que
Atlas Saloon Brewery
Bad Influence BBQ
Bears Backyard Q
Black Magic
Bones Brigade
Double Barrel BBQ-OK
Dubious Claims
Fairway Smokers
Fowl Ballz
Geo Smokers
Gettin’ Basted

Gettin’ Sauced
Grandpa Smokey’s
Grillas BBQ Team
Hidden Valley Smokers
JJ’s Bangin’ BBQ
KCASS BBQ
Keep Calm & Sauce On
Keep On Porkin On
La Pasadita
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Fellas
Locomotive #1
Man Meat BBQ
Never Easy BBQ
Pig Newton

Piggin’ Whiskey O.G.
Q12 Barbeque
S&S BBQ
Slaps BBQ
Sons of a Brisket
Texas Smoke Whisperer
The Art of Que
Three Brothers Different Mothers
Triple H BBQ
T’s Smokin Pit
Weekend Bum BBQ
Y-We-Q
“Mystery Team”

2021 Schedule of Events:

Friday
Teams Arrive
4:00 – 11 PM – Beer Garden Open
6:00 PM – Cook’s Meeting
7:00 – 11:00 PM – Live Entertainment from Broken Chains

Saturday
8:00 AM – Bloody Mary Competition
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM – KCBS Day 1 Competition
2:00 – 11:00 PM – Beer Garden Open
2:00 – 6:00 PM – Live Entertainment from Kevin Cline
4:00 PM – Awards Ceremony & Day 2 Cook’s Meeting
6:00 – 7:00 PM – People’s Choice Contest
($5 wristbands available to first 500 people interested in sampling meat and voting for the People’s Choice Competition)
7:00 – 11:00 PM – Live Entertainment from Allied Saints

Sunday
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – KCBS Day 2 Competition
4:00 PM – Awards Ceremony


2020 Contest Winners:

Grand Champion:
Reserve Grand Champion:
Chicken:
Ribs:
Pork:
Brisket:
Pasta:
Dessert:
Turkey:
Bloody Mary:

Shake ‘n Bake BBQ
Gettin’ Sauced
Piggin’ Whiskey O.G.
Razorracks
BYO Grill
Man Meat BBQ
Nickle Boys BBQ
B-S BBQ Outlaws
Wildhouse BBQ
Keep On Porkin’ On