22nd Annual BBQ & Fly-In on the River

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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 19th through Saturday, August 20 while more than 70 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!

Newest category …

Sign up to compete in one 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.


Excelsior Springs Memorial Airport
Friday   4:00 pm — 11:00 pm
Saturday   9:00 am — 4:00 pm
1203 E. Golf Hill Drive
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Biking / Walking Trails
Cost Of Admission
Charges Admission
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash