Highly-anticipated Calgary Ribfest officially kicks off this weekend

Jul 19 2018, 5:43 pm

Summer in Calgary just got a whole lot tastier because Calgary Ribfest is about to kick off.

The annual event takes place this year from July 20 to 22 and is being held at the festival grounds of the Max Bell Centre.

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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 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 five different vendors.

In addition to the food, there will also be live music, craft beer and wine, and in prior years the festival has held a pulled pork eating contest.

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Calgary Ribfest 2018

Where: Max Bell Centre – 1001 Barlow Tr SE, Calgary

When: July 20 to 22

Time: July 20 and 21 from 11 am to 10 pm, July 22 from 11 am to 7 pm

With files from Vincent Plana.