RibFest at Headwaters Park

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily at 11:00 AM until 11:55 PM from June 13, 2013 until June 16, 2013

Location: Headwaters Park

Phone: (260) 602-1831

Link: http://www.bbqribfest.com

Event Description

May 7, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2013 at 8:16 AM EDT

The 16th annual original BBQ Ribfest kicks off June 13th at 11:00 AM with one of it's strongest BBQ cooking team and musical line-ups ever. BBQ teams from across the country compete annually for coveted awards.
Headlining bands include Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Devon Allman (Greg Allman's son) and Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers, Eric Steckel, a critically acclaimed blues guitarist likened to the great Joe Bonamassa and two-time International Blues Challenge finalists Mojo Theory will also take the stage.

The event hours are Thursday, June 13 thru Sunday, June 16, 11:00 AM -11:59 PM. Downtown Fort Wayne is once again the location for some of the best food and music in the tri-state area year after year. Festival attendees can smell, and taste great BBQ fare as well as hear some of the best nationally touring rockin' blues bands for four fun-filled days and nights in one of the finest outdoor venues in the state, Headwaters Park.

Nine different Rib Masters from all over the country will complete the best line-up of award winning cooking teams yet!! Each year over 25 tons of incredible BBQ is consumed at Ribfest by festival revelers. The national award winning grilling teams will be competing this year for eight coveted RibFest awards. Celebrity judging during lunch on Friday and by RibFest fans throughout the weekend will choose the winners for the Critic's choice and People's Choice Awards. The Awards ceremony will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at 4:00PM.

Twenty bands will strut their stuff during the four days and nights. The original BBQ Ribfest always promises to delight with the music, aromas and succulent tastes everyone looks forward to. Vendors selling their wares and great family activities in the all ages plaza all weekend long.

New this year is the inaugural RibFest 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning, June 15 at 9:00. Race details can be found here:

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