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 11 through to Sunday, August 13, 2017
This year’s schedule is:
Friday 4PM-10PM, Saturday 11AM-10PM, and Sunday 11AM-7PM.
The Kinsmen Club of Brantford started Brantford’s Ribfest in 2010 for the community to enjoy a fun filled family festival.
2017 is the 8th 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 and local business sponsors.
PLEASE NO: outside beverages, 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.
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! https://www.facebook.com/kinsmen.ribfest/posts/1063724480343004 Listen in live at http://streamdb5web.securenetsystems.net/v5/CKPC [caption…Read more
Tune into 99.9 FAITH FM between 8:05 am and 8:20 am Tuesday morning (August 2nd) for a discussion with our Entertainment Coordinator – Jeff Harding about this year's event! https://www.facebook.com/kinsmen.ribfest/posts/1063725393676246 Listen in live at http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/CFWC…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
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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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