Friday, August 11 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 13 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest is back and better than ever. In its eighth year, this family-friendly festival is one of Brantford’s most anticipated summer events, welcoming more than 26,000 people. Enjoy a weekend full of food, music and fun from Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Brantford’s beautiful Cockshutt Park. Savour mouth-watering ribs, hamburgers, slow-roasted corn, blooming onions and cool treats like ice cream and snow cones.
Award-winning ribbers from all over North America will showcase their finest ribs and sauces. Teams are competing for this year’s title of “Best Ribs”. Sample each team’s special recipes and vote for your favourite or enter a relay team into the rib-eating contest on Friday or Saturday and fill-up on delicious ribs! All proceeds from this event will support Brantford Kinsmen Club’s commitments to continuing support for local initiatives.
While ribs take center stage, there is a lot more to enjoy at the festival. Local bands will be performing all weekend as well as the following headlining bands. Enjoy Shayna Lynn Dawson and Homegrown on opening night Friday, August 11 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, August 12 will continue with Freedom Train followed by The Beat Heathens on Sunday, August 13.
Visit the Family Area and kids will enjoy a collection of small bouncers, mechanical bull, inflatable fun, mini train ride and a meet-and-greet with Elsa from Frozen and Batman on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The beer garden will be open every day, which is always the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the bands.
Vegetarians and celiacs need not worry: vegetarian and gluten-free options are available at certain booths.
Click this link to visit the Brantford Ribfest website for full details and schedule.