Calgary Ribfest coming back this summer for a delicious 2019 event

Mar 8 2019, 2:18 pm

Editorial note August 20 10:36 AM: This article previously stated Calgary Ribfest 2019 would be taking place on the festival grounds of the Max Bell Centre, it will not be. Daily Hive has reached out to organizers to clarify where this event will operate.

Summer in Calgary just got a whole lot tastier with the Calgary Ribfest returning for 2019.

The annual event takes place this year from August 23 to 25.

The event will be open to all ages and admission is free — you simply pay for the ribs you’d like to eat.


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It’s a prime opportunity to sample some of Calgary’s best in ribs, BBQ chicken, and pulled pork, all in one place. Pounds and pounds of meat will be smoked and cooked right before your eyes from multiple different vendors.

In addition to the food, there will also be live music, craft beer and wine to enjoy.


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More details to follow, for what looks to be Calgary’s stickiest food festival of the summer. Bringing your personal set of wet wipes is heavily recommended.

Calgary Ribfest 2019

When: Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25

Time: 11 am to 7 pm

Where: TBD

Admission: Free to attend, just pay for what you eat

– With files from Vincent Plana