This is the post we have been dreading having to make for weeks…

It is with heavy hearts and overwhelming disappointment that the Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest steering committee must announce the postponement of our August 2020 event until August 2021.

This follows a difficult decision made Tuesday night by the City of Brantford in consultation with the Brant County Health Unit to cancel or postpone all municipal and third party public events on City-owned properties through until Monday, August 31st.

On behalf of our steering committee and the Kinsmen Club of Brantford Inc., we thank the businesses, organizations and sponsors who were preparing their Market booths, food trucks and financial support for our 11th annual festival.

Please be advised that all 2020 Entertainment, Food & Marketplace Vendor and Sponsorship Applications will be considered for next year’s event.

In regards to any outstanding deposits or refunds, please contact our Event Chairperson via e-mail at

Lastly, #thankyou to our guests, who look forward to and attend our family-friendly festival year after year. We appreciate your continued support; our summer won’t be the same without you.

#stayhome and #staysafe as the #COVID19 pandemic continues.

See you in 2021.

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