Over Two Decades of Ribfest!

Spencer smith park features 19 award winning ribbers from all over north America taking place over labour day weekend, the event provides family friendly fun, musical entertainment, an artisan fair, a kids zone and of course messymouth watering ribs. Last year marked the 23rd anniversary of the charitable fundraising initiative to celebrate Rotary Burlington Lakeshore.

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A guide to 2015's nineteen ribber teams!


A look at some of our favourite moments from Ribfest's 20th Anniversary festival!

Take a look at this year's Merriam Music JAMFEST highlights.

Take a look at how our 'best judged ribs' competition works and hear from 2015 winners, Big Boned BBQ.

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard over the weekend to make our event such a great success!

A look at our special Throwback Thursday 20th Anniversary event, featuring headliners Honeymoon Suite.

What an incredible year of live music at Canada's Largest Ribfest! Song: Not Ready to Go - The Trews

With rides, games, and a huge number of food and craft vendors, Canada's Largest Ribfest has something for everyone in the family.

Ever wondered how Canada's Largest Ribfest came to Burlington, Ontario? Ribfest co-founders John & Bob tell us the origin story for Canada's favourite Labour Day Weekend activity.

Bernie Gerl of Paris, Ontario's Camp 31 BBQ shares the secret of how to cook amazing BBQ ribs!

Students at Merriam School of Music perform a cover of 'Forget You' by Cee-Lo Green as we talk with President Alan Merriam about JAMFEST, an annual live music extravaganza at Burlington RIbfest's gazebo stage!

Joseph Brant Hospital is undergoing its largest ever redevelopment, and Ribfest is proud to be part of this historic moment.

Music has always been a key element of Ribfest. Over the years, we've grown from a simple acoustic stage to a 3-stage festival set-up!

This year, Canada's Largest Ribfest will feature 19 ribbers competing for 'Best Ribs', 'Best Sauce', and 'Best Pig Rig' awards!

Canada's Largest RIbfest has won the 'Best Greening of a Festival' Award from Festivals and Events Ontario for the last 5 years in a row! We take great pride in our recycling and greening program, which results in landfill diversion rates over 85%.

Canada's Largest Ribfest generates $800,000 worth of economic impact every year! 

A look back at Ribfest's early music & entertainment, featuring Donnie Walsh of Downchild Blues Band. This classic Canadian blues group played at Burlington's Ribfest the very first year it started (and for 16 years in a row after that)!

In August 2014, a destructive flood negatively affected many Burlington residents. The city's Ribfest raised thousands of dollars for flood relief to help the community!

Over the past 20 years, Canada's Largest Ribfest has raised over 3 million dollars which has gone directly back into the community, supporting people in need in Burlington and around the world!

Canada's Largest Ribfest is a fundraising initiative of Rotary Burlington Lakeshore - but what is Rotary?