About The Brantford Ribfest

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Become one of more than 30,000 people who attended this spectacular family event filled with food, fun, and entertainment annually. Located next to the picturesque Grand River, the Brantford Kinsmen’s Ribfest takes place at: Cockshutt Park, 35 Sherwood Drive, Brantford.
Friday, August 7 through to Sunday, August 9, 2020. The Kinsmen Club of Brantford started Brantford’s Ribfest in 2010 for the community to enjoy a fun filled family festival. 2020 is the 11th year for providing this amazing community event to the citizens of Brantford and beyond!
This year’s schedule is:
Friday 4PM-11PMSaturday 11AM-11PM, and Sunday 11AM-7PM. Brantford Ribfest is the major fund-raising activity for Kinsmen Club of Brantford. Over the past 10 years, it has generated greatly needed funds that have been put back into our community. The success of this event is dependent on the hard work of Kinsmen and hundreds of volunteers from the community. In addition, we rely on support from sponsors and a broad range of community partners. Come and celebrate with us. Let’s congratulate our country on its 150 milestone and help us make an even greater contribution to our community!
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.


  • You and 3 of your friends enter and 1 of you may not escape.


“Feed your inner Beast”

Vendors Accept Cash only – ATM Available onsite
City of Brantford bylaws, prohibit smoking on Ribfest grounds but is allowed in designated areas.
PLEASE NO: Outside food or beverages, Coolers. Backpacks may be subject to be searched for items banned at Ribfest.

No Pets

•No Pets except guide animals at the festival.
Please leave your pet at home. The organizers, vendors, sponsors and staff wish to thank you in advance for leaving your pets at home when you visit this year’s Brantford RibFest. In an effort to maintain a safe, clean, and fun-filled family atmosphere, pets will not be able to enjoy Ribfest firsthand.

On duty service dogs are welcome. (identification from accredited service animal schools such as those listed at IGDF or ADI may be requested)