Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest
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Brantford Ribfest is three days of great food, live music and family fun brought to you by the Brantford Kinsmen Club. Five of North America’s best Ribbers will take to Cockshutt Park during the weekend, along with vendors, children’s entertainment, a beer tent and live entertainment on the main stage.
Brantford will come alive with the smell of BBQ’ed ribs, fantastic food vendors, a family entertainment zone. The Brantford Ribfest brings the excitement of family-oriented fun for all ages and the thrill of BBQ competition together for three days of entertainment and amazing food. North America’s greatest rib teams are coming to Brantford to compete for top awards including Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Sauce, Best Pig Rig and People's Choice.
Become one of more than 26,000 people who have attended this admission free spectacular family event filled with food, fun and entertainment.
Located next to the picturesque Grand River, the Brantford Kinsmen’s Ribfest takes place at:
Cockshutt Park, 35 Sherwood Drive, Brantford.
Friday, August 10 through to Sunday, August 12, 2018
This year’s schedule is:
Friday 4PM-11PM, Saturday 11AM-11PM, and Sunday 11AM-7PM.
All new this year
RIB-EATING CONTEST - Fri. & Sat. 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Main Stage
•Challenge your friends, co-workers, family members, or other businesses to compete.
•The team who pigged out the fastest wins.
•Rib Eating Contest. See details below.
The Kinsmen Club of Brantford started Brantford’s Ribfest in 2010 for the community to enjoy a fun filled family festival.
2018 is the 9th year for providing this amazing community event to the citizens of Brantford and beyond!
The essence of Kinsmen is to give back to the community. We encourage all attendees to “Donate at the Gate”.
Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest has been made possible by the strong support from our community, spectacular volunteers, and generous local business sponsors.
PLEASE NO: outside food, beverages or Coolers. Backpacks may be checked.
Vendors Accept Cash only - ATM Available onsite
No Pets except guide animals at the festival.
•City of Brantford bylaws, prohibit smoking on Ribfest grounds
but is allowed in designated areas off field.•
Hey Festival lovers, our own Entertainment Coordinator & MC of the Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest - Jeffrey Harding had the pleasure of being interviewed on Rogers TV's Brant Life. Check it out. https://rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=54&sid=7844&gid=295627 Your mouth may…Read more
Hey Festival lovers, our own Entertainment Coordinator of the Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest - Jeffrey Harding had the pleasure of being interviewed on Rogers TV's Inside Brant. Check it out. http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=7&gid=279983 Your mouth may be watering…Read more
News highlights from the 2016 Kinsmen Annual Ribfest http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2016/08/07/food-messy-but-good-at-ribfest-2 Some images to feast your eyes on Photography provided by Jody Phillips & Brantford Expositor. [gallery columns="4" ids="3608,3604,3607,3606"]Read more
Tune into 1380 CKPC between 8:15 am and 8:30 am Monday morning (August 3rd) for a discussion with our Entertainment Coordinator - Jeff Harding about this year's event! Listen in live at http://streamdb5web.securenetsystems.net/v5/CKPC [caption id="attachment_520"…Read more
News highlights from the 2015 Kinsmen Annual Ribfest http://www.brantnews.com/news-story/5796620-ribfest-racks-up-good-times-at-cockshutt-park/ http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2015/08/09/ribfest-draws-a-huge-crowd-to-cockshutt-park http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2015/08/05/barbecue-lovers-rejoice-its-ribfest http://www.brantnews.com/news-story/5782891-ribbers-return-to-brantford-this-weekend/ Some images to feast your eyes on Photography provided by Jody Phillips. [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="555,556,557,558,559,560,561,562,563,564,565,566,567,568,569,570,571,572,573,574,575,576,577,578,579,580,581,582,583,584,585,586,587,588,589,590,591,592,593,594,595,596,597,598,599,600,601,602,603,604,605,606,607,608,609,610,611,612,613,614,615,616,617,618,619,620,621,622,623,624,625,626,627,628,629,630,631,632,633,634,635,636,637,638,639,640,641,642,643,644,645,646,647,648,649,650,651" orderby="rand"]Read more
With lots of Entertainment running all weekend long for Kids of all ages!View Entertainment Lineup
Kin Canada is an all-Canadian service organization made up of active community volunteers. Working together, members are enhancing the quality of life in their communities by promoting service, fellowship, positive values and national pride. Kin clubs support cystic fibrosis (CF) research and fund local projects across the country. Our Motto - "Serving the Communities Greatest Needs".Brantford Kinsmen Club
By joining the Ribfest family, you increase your networking by thousands of community spectators and through multimedia advertising, putting your Company’s name and logo out in full view at one of the most significant community events in Brantford.
It is without a doubt due to the support and generosity of the amazing sponsors and supporters, that this event would not have been possible. The Kinsmen Club of Brantford extends a very special THANK YOU to each and every one of you. Whether your contribution was sponsorship or services in kind, all played a substantial role in the success of Brantford Ribfest!!
Your generosity allowed us to generate funding to support local community projects. Every dollar raised gives back in so many ways. We look forward to your support in 2018 so that we can continue to meet the needs of others who may not be as fortunate or to contribute to the growth of services in our own backyard. Every year we get bigger and better.
From The Kinsmen Club of Brantford to you....THANK YOU!
Lend a Helping Hand. Volunteering at Brantford Ribfest is a great opportunity to meet people, give back to the community, and have fun at the same time! There`s always music and a great atmosphere to work in. High school students can earn community service credits / time toward their volunteer requirements. Volunteering can also provide work experience. Volunteers may also get a letter of reference. So, thank you to ALL our volunteers - let`s have a great weekend.Volunteer Application
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