Comox Valley Ribfest 2024

A 3-day Food and Music Festival for people of all ages at Cumberland Village Park. Proceeds will support local and international Rotary projects. Click to learn more.

Friday, August 23rd – noon to 9pm
Saturday, August 24th – 11am – 9pm
Sunday, August 25th – 11am to 7pm

Your 2024 Ribbers are:

Ribbers

We’ve collected 5 of the best Canadian Ribbers to compete for the title of 2023 Comox Valley People’s Choice.  This is BBQ done right!

Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ

Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ

Prairie Smoke & Spice has everything you need to indulge in mouth watering southern BBQ. If you’re looking for catering for 5000, A family friendly pickup dinner, or a quick stop at our Regina Food Truck, we’re your one stop BBQ shop! We’re passionate about cooking amazing barbecue. If you’re looking for the best BBQ Canada has to offer, you’re in the right place.

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Grizzly BBQ

Grizzly BBQ

After nine years of working for other ribbers, Oliver Briggs of Saanich started Grizzly BBQ in 2016. Having garnered the secrets of the trade from his decade of experience, he set up shop on Vancouver Island and Grizzly BBQ was born.

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Boss Hogs

Boss Hogs

From Ribfests across Canada to the comfort of your home, now you can enjoy our award winning BBQ sauce and Rub anywhere! #smokin

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Gator BBQ

Gator BBQ

Gator BBQ was formed in 1983 by a gentleman from Naples Florida by the name of Don Brown (a.k.a. the King of Ribs).  In 2006, Matthew and Louise Smith acquired Gator BBQ and haven’t looked back. It is now a family-run business with children Kurt, Nick, Aaron, and Alexis all contributing to its success. They now tour Ontario and Western Canada doing upwards of 30 ribfests a year and winning many awards! 
We look forward to serving you all! 

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FAQ

Entry is by donation.
– There is a bicycle lockup station.
– The average cost of ribs for 2 is $35.
– No dogs allowed (except for service animals).
– There will be a 50/50 draw each day.
– Most vendors and ribbers will accept card payments, but please try to bring cash.
– Remember to vote for your favourite ribs before leaving.
NO SMOKING ON SITE!

What’s on the Menu at RibFest?

A lot more than Ribs are on offer at RibFest!

  • A full rack of Ribs
  • ½ rack of Ribs
  • ½ Chicken
  • ¼ Chicken
  • Ribs & Chicken (4 bones & ¼ chicken)
  • Ribs & Pork (4 bones & 4 oz pulled pork)
  • 1 pound Pulled Pork
  • 1 pound Brisket
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Brisket Sandwich
  • Boss’s Feast (3 meat with sides)
  • Cornbread
  • Sides:
    o Baked Beans
    o Slaw
    o Mac & Cheese

Entertainment

RIBFEST 2024 is a 3-day Music and Food Festival for people of all ages at Cumberland Village Park the last weekend of August.

The Merkins

The Merkins

Some say it is hard to rock before 12 o’ clock noon, The Merkins would disagree. Armed with songs featuring fiction from their lives, in a perfect world this band is always ready to go. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, join us in welcoming to the Comox Valley Ribfest Main Stage…. the sauciest, beefiest, smokiest group you may ever see at high noon…

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MoonShine

MoonShine

Known for their energetic country dance parties and their tight musicianship, MoonShine has been playing country music since they established in 2018, in the Comox Valley.

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Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast is a trio with Lainie Laughlin, Corey Francis and Scott Lyle. Three different tastes in music mashed into an eclectic set of tunes honed with great enthusiasm after five years together.

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