Cornwall’s Ribfest is Fast Approaching

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Ribfest 2014Rib lovers are gearing up for Cornwall’s most popular food festival, Ribfest! From July 25th to the 27th, Lamoureux Park will see an expected 65,000 visitors, musicians and ribbers from from far and wide, eager to sample some great tasting BBQ. This year’s Ribfest is expected to be bigger better than before. Open from 11:00 am to 11:00pm, the festival is jam-packed with entertainment fit for the entire family.

“This is a great event that attracts people from out of town to Cornwall every year.” Peter Gault, Chair.

Once again, six ribbers from all over USA and Canada will be here to display some of their finest BBQ. Crowd favourites such as Chop Shop BBQ, Crabby’s BBQ Shack, Fat Boy’s BBQ and Ribs Royal will be in attendance as well as the unique Smokehouse Bandits, Texas Rangers and Pig Kahuna Island BBQ. In addition to this fine line-up of rib teams, there will also be a variety of venders selling a wide range of tasty treats and drinks. There will be a beer tent open from 11:00 am to 11:00pm each of the festival days. Gluten free food is also available.

“We’re really trying to bring in something for everyone,” said Ribfest Spokesperson Colleen Carter. “We’ve looked at the profile of people and tried to gauge their interests.”

Nothing goes better with great food than great music! This year’s Ribfest will play host to 15 different  musical groups with a vast array of musical genres that appeal to the different generations.

 Friday, July 25th

  • 5:30pm-7:00pm The Syntones
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm Rock Bottom
  • 9:00PM Draw for Ruby Diamond Ring presented by Andre Pommier and Pommier Jewellers
  • 9:30pm-11:00pm ABBAMANIA

 Saturday- July 26th

  • 1:00-2:30pm Shake The Tree
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Carey B. Grant
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm Alison Wonderland
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Frontrow
  • 9:00pm-11:00pm GLORY DAY’S-A Bruce Springsteen Experience

Sunday- July 27th

  • 12:30pm-3:30pm Trilogy
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm BEACH PARTY BOY’S

Festival goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs as seating is limited.  With free admission, this is a festival people will not want to miss.

Vendors will only be accepting cash however, there will be an ATM located at the festival. For more information about Ribfest, visit Stormont Seaway Valley Lions Club’s website at http://www.cornwallseawaylionsclub.ca/  or contact them by email at cornwallseawaylions@yahoo.ca.