The aroma of smoky BBQ ribs, the sound of live music, and the bustling atmosphere of family fun – all these and more await you at the Barrie Ribfest 2024. This highly anticipated event will take place from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the Georgian Mall in Barrie. Produced by the Ontario Festival Group, this year’s Ribfest promises to be an unforgettable celebration of food, music, and community spirit.

The Barrie Ribfest brings together four of North America’s best rib teams, with Pitmasters traveling from Florida, Alabama, BC, and Ontario to serve award-winning, mouth-watering BBQ smoked ribs. Whether you’re a BBQ aficionado or just looking for a fun weekend with family and friends, Ribfest has something for everyone.

A Feast for the Senses

At the heart of Ribfest are, of course, the ribs. These BBQ masterpieces are crafted by some of the best Pitmasters in North America, each bringing their unique flavors and techniques to the festival. You’ll have the chance to savor ribs from teams like:

  • Florida’s Finest: Known for their tangy and spicy sauces.
  • Alabama’s Best: Famous for their smoky, slow-cooked ribs.
  • BC’s BBQ Legends: Renowned for their sweet and savory glazes.
  • Ontario’s Own: Celebrated for their rich, robust flavors.

In addition to the ribs, the festival will feature a variety of other festival foods to tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy classic favorites like corn dogs, roasted corn, poutines, funnel cakes, and more. To wash it all down, head to the beer tent where you can enjoy a selection of cold beers, coolers, and wine.

Family Fun and Activities

Barrie Ribfest is not just about the food. The festival is designed to be a family-friendly event with plenty of activities for all ages. The Kids Zone will be a hub of excitement with face painting, games, and other fun activities to keep the little ones entertained. Artisans and a marketplace will offer a variety of goods, from handmade crafts to unique souvenirs, providing a perfect opportunity to support local businesses and artists.

Live Music All Weekend Long

Music lovers are in for a treat at Ribfest. The event will feature live music throughout the weekend, showcasing local bands and tribute acts. From rock to country, and everything in between, the musical lineup is sure to have something for everyone. The atmosphere will be electric as you enjoy your ribs and drinks while listening to some fantastic live performances.

Event Details and Admission

The Barrie Ribfest will run from June 21 to June 23, 2024, at the Georgian Mall. The event is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Parking is free, and there will be ATMs on site for your convenience. Admission is $5, with children 10 and under admitted free of charge. Proceeds from the event will support the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, making your attendance not just fun but also meaningful.

Why You Should Attend

Attending the Barrie Ribfest is more than just a chance to enjoy delicious food and great music. It’s an opportunity to be part of a community event that brings people together, supports local businesses, and contributes to a good cause. The festival atmosphere, combined with the quality of the food and entertainment, makes Ribfest a standout event in Barrie’s calendar.

So mark your calendars for June 21-23, 2024, and get ready to experience the best BBQ ribs, live music, and family fun at the Barrie Ribfest. Follow the event on Facebook for daily updates and sneak peeks of what’s to come. We can’t wait to see you there!

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