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Happy 10th Birthday, Brantford Ribfest!

Happy 10th Birthday, Brantford Ribfest!

The Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest is back and better than ever. Now in its tenth year, this family-friendly festival is one of Brantford’s most anticipated summer events, welcoming more than 30,000 people. With free admission, you and your friends or family members can enjoy a weekend full of food, music and fun from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, 2019 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,” in addition to: Best Chicken, Best Sauce, Best Pig Rig, and People’s Choice award. Sample each team’s special recipes and vote for your favourite or enter a team into the daily rib-eating contest and fill-up on all-you-can-eat ribs!

While ribs take center stage, there is a lot more to enjoy at the festival, including children’s activities, vendor shopping, an escape room and main stage entertainment. Enjoy music from Route 6 and Freedom Train on opening night Friday, August 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, August 10 the fun and entertainment will continue with Heckle the Band, Empty Hours, BarCode, and Butch Haller.  Main stage entertainment continues on Sunday with performances by Brandon Silver and The Dirty Pioneers.

Visit the Family Area and kids will enjoy a selection of bouncy castles, inflatables, carnival games and train rides, plus get the chance to meet-and-greet Batman and a few of the charming Disney Princesses. Meet and Greets are held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The beer garden will be open every day, which is always the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the bands.

All proceeds from this event will support Brantford Kinsmen Club’s commitments to continuing support for local initiatives. While admission is free, attendees are encouraged to “donate at the gate.”

Visit the Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest website for more information and to download a schedule of events for the weekend.

Visit the Explore the Grand website to print a coupon for $3 off any ribber on Sunday 


Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest

Cockshutt Park, 35 Sherwood Dr., Brantford ON N3T 1N3

Friday, August 9, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Ribfest , Brantford Kinsmen , Ribbers , Entertainment , Live Music , Bands , Outdoor Festivals , Childrens Activities , Beer Garden


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