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Ribfest is back!

After missing the 2020 season due to COVID-19, Ribfest is returning to Esquimalt in September.

The annual event features 6 Ribber teams showcasing their best ribs and BBQ sauce, as well as vendors selling beer and cider to help keep you satisfied. This year, 21 local musical acts will be performing over the course of the weekend to keep you entertained.

Also, keep an eye out for a new addition, the ‘Blue Buffalo Saloon’! The large, western-themed corporate tent can be booked for groups and is conveniently close to the dance floor.

Ribfest is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the summer, indulge in some delicious local eats and reunite with friends.

Admission to the event is free. All proceeds (outside operating costs) are funneled back into the community through the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation, local charities and school- sponsored activities.

Ribfest is currently looking for volunteers to help the event weekend operate smoothly. Those interested can apply for jobs including cleanup, ID bracelet booth, media team, etc. via the Ribfest website.

The Ribfest 2021 website will soon be updated to reflect the specifics of the event, such as vendors, musical guests, contests and more. Be sure to check back on their website, Facebook and Instagram for updates!

Ribfest 2021

  • Where: 527 Fraser Street, Bullen Park
  • When: September 10th to 12th
  • Admission: Free

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