Mouths are watering, stomachs are growling and vegetarians are planning vacations with Downtown Sudbury’s Rib Fest just around the corner! Carnivores will take over the corner of Larch and Elgin from September 2nd to 4th in support of Red Cross! The weekend will include live entertainment from more than 20 performers, including Sudbury locals like Kora J, Dani Star, CDK, and Chicks with Picks! Saturday and Sunday means fun for the whole family with the beginning of the Car and Motorcycle Show, as well as the opening of the Family Fun Zone! The ‘main course’ of the event will be outstanding barbequing, provided by six competing teams.

Coming back to defend their title of ‘best ribs’ will be Crabby’s BBQ Shack, met by Jack the Ribber holding onto the title of ‘best sauce’. Known to have the ‘best chicken’, Texas Rangers will also be returning this year, as well as the ‘people’s choice’ Boss Hogs. Sudbury will also be welcoming the Smokehouse Bandits and Ribs Royale as they compete for a title. Attendees will be able to rate the ribs, chicken and sauce of the six competitors at the Downtown Sudbury Booth, with the “People’s Choice” award being announced 5pm on Sunday.

While over one tonne of chicken and ribs were eaten at last year’s event, there is more than meat at this annual festival. In fact over 1000 deep fried Mars Bars, 5000 twisted taters, and countless other goodies were enjoyed in 2015! Downtown Sudbury’s Rib Fest is made possible by its hard working volunteers, with over 130 members of the community helping at last year’s event! It is this dedication, and community support which has made Downtown Sudbury’s Rib Fest one of the top 5 in Canada! Fill your stomachs and show your support September 2nd to 4th at Rib Fest 2016!

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