BBQ on the River

Join us August 16-17, 2019!

Now in it’s 19th year, BBQ on the River returns to Downtown Excelsior Springs! It will be another successful contest year filled with rugged competition and the aroma of smoked meat filling the air. This year the event will take place on August 16th and 17th on Broadway Avenue.

This year’s activities will include 70 competition BBQ teams, a beer garden, live bands, vendors, flyovers, fireworks and more! Contestants and spectators look forward to bringing their families and friends to a Friday evening full of fun!


People’s Choice Drawing for our newest competition categories. Purchase raffle tickets now for your chance to be a judge in our Steak Cook Off and Bloody Mary Contest! Buy Raffle Tickets now:

People’s Choice Drawing

Make your plans now for this fun-filled weekend in Downtown Excelsior Springs.

2019 BBQ Teams