Below are answers to the most often asked questions. If you have another question, please email us.
Q: How does the sampling work?
A: To sample you must purchase a wristband for $8. The wristband is good for the entire weekend. We will give you a souvenir sample glass or you can re-use the glass you purchased in a previous year. 5oz samples cost $2 each.
Q: Are people under 19 allowed in?
A: Because the event involves alcohol, people under the age of 19 will be admitted only if they are accompanied by an adult - ie. their parents, not their 20 year old friend.
Q: What does the food cost?
A: There is a variety of food to purchase. The main item of course is ribs and chicken. Prices range from $7 for a pulled pork sandwich to $22 for a full rack. We also have bbq'd corn on the cob, pretzels, ice cream, kettle korn, waffles, colossal onion and cotton candy.
Q: Can we bring our dog / pet into the event?
A: No. The event is very crowded and also involves food so please leave your pets at home.
Q: Can I smoke at Ribfest?
A: The entire Ribfest site is smoke free. This includes cigarettes, vaping and cannabis. You are welcome to step outside the fenced area to smoke.
Q: Where can I park?
A: There is parking on-site but the best bet is either cab or public transit. This will avoid any chance of drinking and driving.
Q: How many different beers will there be to sample?
A: There are 15 breweries with over 60 different brands available for sampling.
Q: Is there anything other than beer?
A: Yes, there are several vendors sampling cider and coolers as well as non-alcoholic drinks - water, pop.
Q: Is the event wheelchair accessible?
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: The event goes rain or shine so if there is the potential for rain, you may want to bring an umbrella.