Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


  1. What is the cost of Admission? FREE – donations kindly accepted – Toss a Toonie for youth projects.
  2. Do vendors/beer/pop accept credit or debit cards?   This is a cash only event.  There is an ATM on site.
  3. Will there be other kinds of food available as well as ribs? Yes the ribbers also have BBQ chicken, pulled pork. There will be alternatives  – Check the food page as vendors will be posted there as we confirm their participation.
  4. Can I bring my dog or other pets? Only service or guide dogs will be admitted.
  5. What are the hours of operation – Friday Aug 23rd 11 AM to 10 pm, Saturday Aug 24th 11 am to 10 pm, Sunday Aug 25th 11 am to 7 pm.
  6. What is the cost of Ribs? – Full Rack $23, ½ rack $14, 1/3 rack $9,  ½ Chicken $13.
  7. What is the cost of beer/wine/coolers? $6.00 each.
  8. What is the cost of pop/water? $2.00.
  9. How do they know I am old enough to purchase liquor? Everyone who looks 25 or younger will be asked to produce a photo ID.  If you are over 18 you will be given an armband to signify this and them you will not be asked again for your ID.
  10. Where can we consume the liquor? Liquor can be consumed anywhere within the fenced area as the entire fenced area is licensed.
  11. Can my kids be in the fenced area with me? Yes children are allowed but cannot purchase, handle of consume alcoholic drinks.
  12. Who runs Ribfest? Ribfest is run by the Rotary Club of Winnipeg.  All of us are volunteers.  This is the 5th year for Winnipeg Ribfest.  All proceeds go to support Winnipeg youth groups. Our Motto is “Service Above Self”.
  13. Can I bring my bicycle to the event? Riding bicycles is not allowed inside the fence but there will be a staffed bike coral near the gates.
  14. Can I smoke at the event? We prefer this to be a non smoking event. Definitely no smoking in the tents or children’s area.
  15. What is Ribfest all about? We are all about family, community, volunteers, kids, participation and fun.  With these ingredients we cook up the best weekend of ribs, entertainment, kids activities, and guaranteed family fun and raise funds for 2 excellent Winnipeg Youth Groups.
  16. Will there be entertainment? Yes Check out the Entertainment and Kids  pages in June (i.e. 2 months before RIBFEST) as the schedule will be posted as bands are confirmed.
  17. Do you need volunteers? Yes we cannot run this event without volunteers. Please see the Volunteer page for more information.

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